Because, well, the stock Charger SRT Hellcat’s 707 horsepower just wasn’t effective enough at burning rubber with a family of five aboard.
Building on the up-to-852-horse HPE800 and HPE850, the new HPE1000 Twin Turbo package is available for 2015 and newer Charger SRT Hellcats. Those two turbos, when added to the factory’s supercharged 6.4-liter V-8, bump torque up to a stump-pulling 987 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm. As a result, the already wicked fast Charger SRT Hellcat’s 0-60 mph sprint drops to just 2.7 seconds and it will burst through the quarter mile in a mere 9.9 seconds at 142 mph.
Notably, the mega Hellcat runs on 93 octane premium fuel.
For those hoping to have a 2,064 horsepower garage, Hennessey will add the same package to the two-door, retro-styled Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Highlights of the upgrade start with the twin ball-bearing turbochargers with billet aluminum compressor wheels. To cope with that power, Hennessey’s skunkworks have added a more stout fuel pump and high-flow fuel injectors, a high-flow air-to-water intercooler system, dual turbo wastegates, stainless steel headers, a number of tweaks to the computer’s software, and a high-pressure air filter element.
Visual changes are limited to subtle badging, a serial numbered plaque signed by Hennessey himself, and special floor mats. Ownership also includes a one year, 12,000-mile warranty and lifetime membership in the Hennessey Vehicle Registry.
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but who wouldn’t be willing to pay for an extra 300 horsepower for the family sedan?
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