Hennessey's Legend Edition Mustang Is An 808-HP Showstopper

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The black-and-white paint scheme remembers the Le Mans-winning GT40 of 1966.

John Hennessey and the Texas tuning wizards at Hennessey Performance Engineering will never rest. When it's not building its own cars like the Venom, throwing crate engines into Rams or putting 1,000-hp Hellcat engines into Dodge Durangos, the company is tuning up Mustangs. The most recent is a new Ford Mustang GT, tuned and dressed like the Le Mans-winning GT40s.

It's basically a rehash of 2018's Hennessey Heritage Edition, but with a black and white livery like the Ford GT. It packs more power than that race car, by a long shot. Hennessey adds a 3.0 supercharger with an air-to-water intercooler, upgraded fuel injectors and pump, a high-flow air intake, graphics, carbon fiber accents, a catback exhaust, Michelin Cup2 tires, a lowered suspension and Brembo brakes.

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That makes this beast good for 808 hp at 7,200 rpm and 677 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. That delivers a 0-60 mph sprint of 3.3 seconds, a quarter mile time of about 10.7 seconds and a supercar-like top speed of more than 200 mph. And in the video above, you can hear it sounds fantastic.

The number 2 on the side is a callback to that Le Mans win with Kiwis Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon sharing the wheel. It was black too, though it sported a 7.0-liter naturally aspirated V8, as opposed to this 5.0-liter supercharged Coyote. That was the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, made even more famous by A.J. Baime's book Go Like Hell, Adam Carolla's 24 Hour War documentary and the recent feature film Ford v. Ferrari with Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

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This Legend Edition Mustang GT probably won't be competing in Le Mans anytime soon, but it would certainly turn some heads at your local track day or drag race. However, you won't be fooling anyone with those racing graphics, the gumball number, and that supercharger whine. A sleeper it is not.

Hennessey is only making 50 of them, each with a numbered dash plaque and an engine plaque. The company does note that new cars will come with up to 200 test miles. On the other hand, it comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty. Even with all that power, peace of mind is a nice extra.

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