Hennessy Venom 1200 Mustang GT500 unveiled
The Hennessy Venom 1200 Mustang GT500 has just been unveiled, and it is a more powerful version of the Shelby GT 500 which it is based on. The 5.2-litre V8 gets various upgrades like a bigger supercharger, performance intercooler and high-flow fuel injectors which shoots up the boost by 58 per cent. This is one of the most powerful Mustangs Hennessy has ever offered and will be limited to only 66 units globally.
Hennessy Venom 1200 Mustang GT500 design
The design of the Hennessy Venom 1200 Mustang GT 500 remains the same as that of the Shelby GT500 with a big hexagonal grille at the front and prominent hood scopes for better airflow. The wing also sees an increase in size. Moreover, the livery sees a big change with it now being offered in 1966 24 Hours of Daytona Ford Mark II GT40 red, white, and black colour option. The Venom 1200 badges are also seen on the exterior.
Hennessy Venom 1200 Mustang GT500 engine and chassis
The engine remains the same 5.2-litre V8 from the Shelby GT500 but sees major upgrades. It gets a 3.8-litre supercharger system instead of the 2.6-litre present on the Shelby GT500. Moreover, it also gets an upgraded performance intercooler, high-flow air induction and fuel injectors and an air/oil separator system. All these upgrades result in a power output of 1204bhp and 1222Nm. However, for the car to deliver 1204bhp it will need E85 fuel, otherwise it will run at 900bhp on 93 octane. It gets the same 7-speed dual-clutch transmission but tuned to match the upgraded performance. The suspension setup remains the same
Hennessy Venom 1200 Mustang GT500 interior
The interior details haven't been revealed but we can expect it to get Venom 1200 badges around the cabin and a layout similar to that of the GT500.
The Hennessy Venom 1200 Mustang GT500 upgrade is priced at ₹49.42 lakh and this doesn’t include the cost of the base GT500. It will get a one-year or 19,312km warranty from Hennessy. Keeping its performance figures in mind the Hennessy Venom 1200 Mustang GT500 gets very close and even beats some supercars on paper, but do the paper figures translate to the real world? We will only be able to find that out in our full review.