Hennessey Performance Bringing Three Vehicles to SEMA Show

Oct 22, 2018

John Hennessey and the Hennessey Performance (HPE) team are bringing three adrenaline-inducing machines to the Oct. 30-Nov. 2 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The Hennessey Performance team and the company’s cars will be in the Shell Pioneering Performance booth (No. 60005) in the Las Vegas Convention Center Silver Lot.

You Call That A Demon?

The Dodge Demon comes from the factory with an impressive 808 horsepower. The HPE1200 upgrade takes the car to a ludicrous 1,200 horsepower and 1,100 ft-lb of torque. With forged engine internals, a massive 4.5-liter supercharger, an upgraded fuel system and upgraded tuning software, this car is an animal both on the street and track, according to Hennessey Performance.

The HPE1200 Dodge Demon is a limited production build to come out of the Hennessey Performance shop with less than 10 being built for a global audience.

Less Truck, More Like Vicious Dinosaur

The V-8 VelociRaptor (seen in above video) is Hennessey’s answer to the industry’s plea for a V-8-powered Raptor, according to the company.

The truck is based off a 2017-2019 Ford Raptor chassis. Under the hood the truck has Ford’s coyote 5-liter V-8 engine with a 2.9L supercharger system. This upgraded engine platform cranks out 750 horsepower and 675 ft-lb of torque, and lays the power down through Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.

Horsepower Mouth Foam

Hennessey Performance recently debuted engine of the Venom F5, and the company plans to show it off at SEMA. The custom-built Hennessey 7.6-liter twin turbo, V-8 engine is capable of achieving more than 1,600 horsepower 7,200 rpm (24 psi boost pressure) protected and powered by Pennzoil Platinum 10W-60 Full Synthetic motor oil and Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline.

In addition to the ample horsepower available to the Venom F5, the hypercar’s engine is a billet aluminum machined engine block with steel cylinder sleeves that will continue to push the envelope with 1,300 lb-ft torque at 4,400 rpm, a 9.3:1 compression ratio, and features precision ball bearing twin turbos with billet compressor wheels, stainless steel turbo headers, and a dry sump oiling system.