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Hennessey modified vehicles- not for your average driver!

GasBuddy Blog -- Hennessey Performance, based in Sealy, Texas, packs in a lot of horses under their 30,000 sq. ft. facility, but it might not be the kind of horses you imagine.

We're talking about horsepower of course- Ford GTs, Vipers, Corvettes, Jeeps, Dodges, the list goes on- all with just a few more horses than they came with from the factory floor. Hennessey will take a factory car- not always what you'd call slow and bland- and give it heart surgery. This heart surgery is different-the replacement will pump out more more power in the same envelope, and it doesn't just stop there. Upgrades occur at many different levels- not just your engine. What's the point of having 1200hp if you can't control it or slow it down? Brakes, suspension, and...


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moose21040
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Well done
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Gas guzzlers - don't need them!
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Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way.
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Conspicuous consumption.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 1:11:17 PM

Who needs it and who can afford it?
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:29:44 AM

Only the filthy rich like Mitt Romney and the Koch brothers can afford these expensive toys.
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Some people still have too much cash.
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OLD STORY....
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:03:57 AM

If you have the money you can get just about anything.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 10:03:40 AM

Now Hennessey is really putting "muscle" in the so called muscle car. As an admirerer of muscle cars... kudos to them.
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This place rocks!
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for the ego starved mentally deranged
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OLD NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:57:31 AM

I would be more impressed if they could develop a 100 mpg internal combustion engine.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:57:26 AM

What's the point? Can't drive these cars anywhere where you can use the horsepower. Waste of money.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:57:06 AM

A complete waste!
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Go dadddy, go!
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Let's burn excessive fuel needlessly.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:53:39 AM

What a waste of time and energy and resources!
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:52:40 AM

I don't think I could make the transition to these cars from a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, nor could I afford to. I did drive all the "muscle cars" of the 1960s while working in a garage. At 18-19 years old that was quite a thrill :-) ! MGY
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Toys for the wealthy.
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who needs t?
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Horesepower!
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:52:04 AM

Wouldn't that be nice.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:51:46 AM

Can't afford the vehicle let alone the "upgrades."
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:43:26 AM

Not for me, and yesterday's "news".
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:42:45 AM

For those with lots of money who enjoy spending it on nice toys.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:42:39 AM

Is this funded by our dear Pres??
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:42:19 AM

mmm. horsepower!
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:42:08 AM

Again, such a waste of money.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:41:24 AM

For those of you who don't like this idea, that's too bad that you'll never have the thrill of driving a real car.


[Edited by: polarbear2 at 2/7/2013 11:41:43 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:40:39 AM

Yee ha!
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:40:13 AM

And where are you going to use it?
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:38:57 AM

Wont see many of those parked at Walmart or the dollar store.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:38:51 AM

Not Why but Why not
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:34:07 AM

what good are these cars in everyday driving
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:33:26 AM

A senseless waste of gasoline which just increases demand and drives up prices. Otherwise irrelevant to this forum.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:33:16 AM

Duh...
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:32:34 AM

If I had the money, I would get one.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:31:20 AM

People know a lot of HP takes a lot of gas, comes with the territory. Anyone buying high HP cars isn't too worried about gas.. I'm also sure they're not their primary vehicles...they probably have a few they can drive to Wal Mart or whatever. Cars like those aren't being driven tens of thousands of miles in their life.
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Why?
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WHY?
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:28:20 AM

Certainly not for the average person but if you have the money what the heck. As the old saying goes the one who dies with the most toys wins.
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R and D of any kind is good... it is up to the rest of us to use or dispose of innovation as we choose... who knows where this may lead.
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Old news
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to each their own
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they push the enevolpe on standard cars and make them world class!
GO USA!
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If you have the money, why not?
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Nice for show, but don't take it to Wal-Mart.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 9:25:11 AM

I see a lot of negative posts about it being a waste of money. It's not if that's what you are into. I think it's cool. Just wish I had the money to do it.
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ok
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