We just learned how great the new 2015 Corvette Z06 is with an impressive 0-60 time of 2.95 seconds. Over at the Mopar camp the Dodge Charger (and Challenger) Hellcat with its 707hp hemi beat the much lighter Corvette with a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds. We certainly know once you leave the drag strip and head to a road course or nearest canyon road, the 2015 Corvette Z06 will vaporize the Hellcat with its skidpad rating of 1.2g. One of the big three players is still missing in the group, but what can Ford lovers do while waiting for the rumored GT350 Shelby Mustang? Stepping up to the plate once again is Hennessey who has made a point to supercharge and tune more varieties of new cars than any other shop.
Hennessey’s 2015 Mustang creation will pack 717hp utilizing a roots blower running 7.25psi of boost. This is quite an improvement over the stock 445hp Mustang GT which isn’t a shabby start for most. Hennessey uses their standard naming convention with a rounded horsepower number, giving us the HPE700 Mustang. Raw Horsepower is expanding everyday with the increased offerings of 600 and 700 horsepower cars becoming more affordable to more people who are willing to forgo some of life necessities, a far cry from just a few years ago.
The 2015 Hennessey Ford Mustang’s 717 horsepower rating comes at 6,600 rpm and delivers 632 lb-ft torque at 4,400 rpm. The HPE700 Mustang with some CarbonAero components is able to reach 0-60mph in 3.6 sec and run the ¼ mile in 11.2@ 131 mph while this is slower than the heavier Hellcat, I expect this may change. The HPE supercharged upgraded Mustang is a limited to 500 units for the 2015 model year and pricing starts at $59,500 which includes the base Coyote 5.0 Mustang GT making it a more affordable option in the Raw Horsepower wars of today.
Hennessey also notes a high performance upgrade for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost-powered Mustang is also under development.
Full Specs 2015 Ford Mustang HPE700 by Hennessey
• 717 bhp @ 6,600 rpm
• 632 lb-ft torque @ 4,400 rpm
• 0-60 mph: 3.6 sec.
• ¼ mile: 11.2 @ 131 mph
HPE700 Supercharged 5.0L V8 Engine Upgrade
• Roots-style Supercharger System
• Throttle Body Upgrade
• Stainless Steel Exhaust System Upgrade
• Upgraded Fuel Injectors
• Upgraded Fuel Pump
• All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
• Hennessey Exterior Badging
• HPE700 Exterior Badging
• Supercharged Exterior Badging
• Hennessey Premium Floormats
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
• CarbonAero Carbon Fiber Bodywork
• CarbonAero Front Splitter
• CarbonAero Side Sills
• CarbonAero Rear Diffuser
• CarbonAero Rear Lip Spoiler
Wheels & Tires
• Hennessey H10 Lightweight 20-inch wheels
• Michelin Pilot Super Sport 2 tires