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Hennessey Performance Engineering

Hennessey Performance Engineering
Type

Public stock symbol: LVMUY

foundation = 1991
Industry Automotive
Headquarters Houston, United States
Key people John Hennessey
Products Automobiles
Website Hennessey

Hennessey Performance Engineering is an American tuning house specializing in modifying sports and supercar cars from several brands like Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Chevrolet, Dodge, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Nissan, Mustang, Cadillac, Lotus, Jeep, Ford, BMW, Bentley, Chrysler, GMC, Lincoln and Lexus. Established in 1991 by John Hennessey, their main facility is located west of Houston, Texas. This firm focuses on mechanical component modification for creating high-powered cars. Besides performance automobiles, they also tune sport utility vehicles such as Ford Raptors and Jeep Cherokees. They also work on luxury cars like Bentleys and muscle cars like Dodge Charger and Challenger.

Tuner School

In 2008, the Tuner School was founded by the company. It is a private institution dedicated to teach and train high performance vehicle tuner technicians. It is located at Lonestar Motorsports Park, near the Hennessey Performance headquarters. All instructors at this education facility are actual performance tuning mechanics.

Controversy

Hennessey has been the subject of numerous lawsuits and Better Business Bureau complaints throughout the years, with many BBB complaints left unresolved[1] and, according to court records, many judgements entered against Hennessey. According to Car and Driver, a Dun & Bradstreet search had also turned up significant concern about Hennessey's financial footing.

Hennessey Venom GT

In 2010, Hennessey Performance revealed the Hennessey Venom GT, based on Lotus Exige monocoque. It has an engine that generates 1,244 hp and weighs 1,244 kg. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler purchased a Venom GT roadster for a reported $1,000,000.

Hennessey Venom F5

In late 2014 to early 2015, Hennessey Performance will unveil the Hennessey Venom F5. It is powered by a turbocharged engine that produces 1400 hp and a top speed of 290 mph.

VelociRaptor SUV

The Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV is a luxury off-road full-size SUV modified from the Ford SVT Raptor. The SUV is limited to 30 produced a year, however since its introduction over 400 versions have been made. It uses the same engine Ford uses for the pickup truck version.

See also

External links

  • Hennessey Performance Engineering official website
  • Tuner School official website

References

  1. ^ http://www.caranddriver.com/columns/supercars-can-bite-as-hard-as-they-can-run
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