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Hennessey Venom 1000 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Roll Races 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S: Video

Earlier this week, we showed off a Hennessey Venom 1000, which is the tuner’s more powerful version of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. In that video, the Venom 1000 hit the dyno and drove around Hennessey’s test track a bit, its tuned 5.2L Predator V8 sounding nasty in the process. Now, we have a video to share that shows a drag race between the Hennessey Venom 1000 and one of the quickest cars on sale today – the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo S.

The Venom 1000 makes around 1,000 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque at the crank on E85, or 859 horsepower and 669 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. To achieve those numbers, Hennessey gives the GT500 a flex-fuel tune, high-flow air induction upgrade, a new pulley, heavy-duty belt, and hub assembly for the supercharger, high-flow injectors, anodized fuel line, a heavy-duty tensioner, an upgraded intercooler cooling brick, and an air/oil separator.

Throw in a recalibrated seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and it’s a safe bet that the Venom 1000 is also pretty quick in a straight line. However, the latest version of the 911 Turbo S most certainly is as well. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8L flat-six that produces 640 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, which it routes to all four wheels via Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission.

Porsche says the Turbo S will do 0-60 in 2.6 seconds, though the automaker always sandbags its acceleration claims. Granted, the Venom 1000 doesn’t stand much of a chance off the line, as it’s a heavier rear-wheel-drive vehicle with a ton of power. So Hennessey decides to line these two speed demons up for a roll race instead of racing from a dig.

That more than evens the playing field as the tuned GT500 walks away from the Porsche at speeds of around 50-60 miles-per-hour on two separate occasions. However, as Hennessey points out, a stock GT500 wouldn’t be able to pull this off, and from a dig, the Porsche would likely leave either of them in the dust. However, if we take traction out of the equation, horsepower wins virtually every time.

We’ll have more cool videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang newsMustang Shelby GT500 news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Enrico

    You guys are funny as hell. You have a stock Porsche and you have a 1000 bhp Trick Pony and you had to do a “Highway Race” because the all wheel drive would eat your lunch at the line and you still scream “American Muscle” at the end. I love American Muscle cars don’t get me wrong but you had to manipulate almost every variable of the race to beat the same old stock Porsche “that only changes it’s hood scoops to stay relevant” your words not mine. I would prefer you just let them race and stop with the heavily biased commentary. It’s like you work for Hennessy or something.

    1. royl

      For me, the only comparisons that matter, albeit off the line, rolling race, 4×4 in the dirt etc. is dollar to dollar. It is stupid to compare a $100,000 vehicle with a $50,000 in any catagory (not that either of these to cars would sell for $50,000, used only for an example) unless the lower cost vehicle is as good or better. I’ve seen a lot comparisons in the car world as of late, that are done with a finger on the scale from the start. Dollar to Dollar cost will stay the true comparison, unless cars suddenly become free.

    2. c

      The only problem is, American cars have way bigger displacement and are usually very easy to get to and modify if you know what you’re doing. Engine bay behind the seats makes things almost impossible, so you can’t modify them. The fact that you can modify them fairly easily is the biggest benefit of American muscle.

      And I bet the GT500 with the Track Pack would wipe the floor with the Turbo S at the track for a lot less. The GT500 tied a 991.2 GT3 RS in a race already. It’s funny how the American muscle car is now more of a track car than a purebred racer like the 911, and how the ropes have been reversed.

  2. Nuno Cerqueira

    You need a 1000hp to beat a Porsche 911 Turbo S with 650hp. Stay with a normal power of GT 500 and you see the difference.

    1. c

      Look at my response to another comment here.


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