Hennessey Bids Farewell to Challenger and Charger with 1,000 HP Upgrade

Farewell Salute: Hennessey HPE-1000 Dodge Upgrade

“Hennessey, the horsepower-crazed American tuning company, has bestowed the HPE-1000 tuning packages to the ‘Last Call’ widebody versions of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. This new package is sure to make the already powerful cars even more potent on the road and the track.”

Both automobiles generate a monstrous 1,000 horsepower and an extraordinary 948 lb-ft of torque, almost matching the Demon 170. In a fresh video released on Hennessey’s YouTube channel, these two Dodge vehicles were given the opportunity to execute doughnuts and some sassy burnouts.

2,000 HORSEPOWER Dodge Hellcat Mayhem // H1000 Charger and Challenger by Hennessey

In order to bring the Dodges up to HPE-1000 standard, the firm fitted them both with uprated superchargers, intercoolers, and pulleys. Additionally, the Charger and Challenger were both supplied with superior catalytic converters, stainless steel headers, and an improved crankcase ventilation assembly.

The company is confident that the HPE-1000 upgrades were installed with the utmost precision, which is why they are supported by a three-year/36,000-mile warranty, whichever comes first. HPE-1000 builds have been tested on the track and put through 500 hours of evaluation to guarantee they are of the highest quality. In fact, the brand has stated that the vehicles featured in the video are carrying out the same stunts that are part of their strict “validation testing.”

Evidently, the HPE-1000 package isn’t a fresh entity. It was used for the Challenger SRT Super Stock and also has been given to the SRT Hellcat Jailbreak. Similarly, various Ford and Chevy vehicles have featured the set up in question. Hennessey’s preference for 1,000 horsepower is unmistakably conspicuous.

Undoubtedly, the mightiest Hennessey vehicle in the lineup is undeniably the HP-1000 Jeep Trackhawk whose face-numbing 1,012 horsepower can take you from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds – as certified by the tuner.

At the end of this year, Dodge is ceasing production of the Hemi V8 and has launched a special pack of limited-edition models termed ‘Last Call’. Initially, it seemed like the models replacing the Charger and Challenger would be exclusively electric; however, recent images taken inside a Dodge plant provide evidence that combustion power will remain part of Dodge muscle cars for some time yet.

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