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717HP Hennessey Mustang Aims Directly at the Hellcat!

Written by C Artiago-StangFreak Photographer Oct 10, 2014 at 01:08 PM

Looks like those crazy Freak'n Texans are at it again. Hennessey, the same tuning shop responsible for the lovably insane Venom GT, is now bringing an all-new pony supercar to market. Actually, more like a stallion — the new Mustang HPE700..

Of course, you wouldn’t expect just any Mustang, would you? This one comes fully loaded with 717 horsepower thanks to a supercharged version of the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8. If you’re keeping count, that’s 10 more than the 707 horsepower found in the new Challenger Hellcat. Hennessey says those 717 ponies will rocket you to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, on to a quarter mile of just 11.2 seconds at 131 mph. Even more impressive, though, might be the price. Starting at only $59,500 (including the base Mustang GT), Hennessey’s latest creation has its sights set dead on the Challenger Hellcat, which starts at $58,995. Anyone shopping in that price range now has a seriously tough decision to make.

Last Updated ( Oct 10, 2014 at 01:13 PM )

Is Ford getting ready to announce a 750 HP SVT Mustang?

Written by StangFreak Technical Editor - Photo by C. Artiago Jul 18, 2014 at 11:43 AM

CNN released an interesting quote the other day while discussing the new Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat. Apparently, CNN has mentioned that a Ford rep has told them that the next ‘SVT Mustang’ will have ‘more HP than the Hellcat’.

If that is the case, then we should all invest in firesuits and race helmets, because this next generation SVT should be stupid Freak'n fast – and it is already rumored to weigh less than 3,500 lbs – , which is close to 1000 pounds less than the Hellcat Challenger – and the Hellcat just ran a 10.80 @ 126 in the 1/4 mile. Also, it appears as if the once-rumored-dead 5.8L ‘Trinity’ motor, found in the 13/14 GT500 – could possibly make an appearance in the next gen SVT. It would make sense, because this engine already cranks out a dizzying 662 HP from the factory, and seemingly it wouldn’t take much for Ford to ‘tweak’ this motor to break the 750HP mark, which would re-establish Ford as king of the street legal land rockets. Could we potentially see a 3500 lb, 750 HP SVT Mustang in 2016? Could we finally see a Mustang that runs a 9 second quarter mile from the factory? If you are a fast car guy, this is a great time to be alive – especially if you are financially wealthy; Expect the next-gen SVT to be over the $70,000 mark, while the new Hellcat Challenger is rumored to be closer to $60,000. Regardless, we will keep you posted as StangFreak find's out more.

Last Updated ( Oct 10, 2014 at 01:11 PM )

The New SCT X4 Power Flash Ford Programmer

Written by StangFreak News Editor Mar 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The new X4 Power Flash hand held programmer arrives Pre-Loaded with DYNO Proven tune files that INCREASE HORSEPOWER and TORQUE! Programming your vehicle with one of SCT's pre-loaded performance or fuel economy tune files is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply plug the OBDII connector into your vehicle's OBDII port, select the pre-loaded tune file using the simple to navigate menu and within minutes the X4 programs your vehicle.

Increases Horsepower & Torque!

The X4 Power Flash arrives Pre-Loaded with DYNO Proven tune files that INCREASE HORSEPOWER and TORQUE! Programming your vehicle with one of SCT's pre-loaded performance or fuel economy tune files is as easy as 1-2-3.

Easy to Read On Screen Data Monitoring!

With a HUGE Backlit display, the SCT X4 Power Flash makes it EASY to read the Built-In Data Logging or Real Time Monitored Vehicle Data, view popular sensor data such as EGT, Air / Fuel Ratio or any other 0-5 Volt source!

Easy to Install & Easy Return To Stock!

The X4 Power Flash device backs up your factory PCM program during installation should you ever need to return your vehicle to the stock PCM program. Restoring your vehicle to the stock PCM program is as easy as selecting Return to Stock from the device menu.

Last Updated ( Jul 18, 2014 at 11:48 AM )

Street Machine and Muscle Car National at the Pomona Fairplex

Written by StangFreak News Editor Mar 13, 2014 at 07:11 PM

Get ready SO-CAL Motorheads the Fairplex in Pomona, CA is gearing up for "America's Car Show"! It'll be One Big Horsepower Party - and you're invited! Lucas Oil presents the Inaugural O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals, coming March 22 & 23, 2014 to the Fairplex in Pomona, CA. Over 1,000 high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines from across the country! Some of the rarest muscle cars on earth, celebrity autograph sessions, pro builder cars on display and more.

The Street Machine Nationals is a family event geared toward the car enthusiast. The show is made up of spectators, vendors, sponsors, and participants (hot rod, street machine and street truck enthusiasts) that come to display their truck for the weekend and compete in the racing events, judged awards, activities and to meet people.

Last Updated ( Jul 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM )

The 2013 SEMA Show Underway in Las Vegas

Written by StangFreak News Editor Nov 07, 2013 at 09:53 AM

The 2013 SEMA Show, currently underway in Las Vegas, is the biggest automotive aftermarket expo in the world. Featuring some of the most impressively modified cars imaginable, SEMA always gets the attention of those looking to add a little flair to their rides.

Last Updated ( Jul 18, 2014 at 11:46 AM )