Texas-based tuning shop Hennessey Performance Engineering rose to prominence in the late 1990s by applying their know-how to the Phase II Dodge Viper’s 8.0-liter V10. At that time, there were few things faster than an HPE Viper, but the tuning shop has strayed from Viper work in recent years.
The majority of HPE’s work now is done on General Motors Small Block cars such as the C7 Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CTS-V, for example. The company still has love for the Viper, though, and is now offering a supercharged ‘Venom 800’ upgrade package for the 2013-2016 model year versions of the supercar.
The Venom 800 kit consists of a high-flow supercharger system with 5 psi of boost pressure, an air-to-air intercooler system, high flow fuel injectors, a stainless steel 3-inch exhaust system and HPE engine management calibration. The result of this work is just over 700 horsepower at the rear wheels which, as some of may be know, is a terrifying proposition in a Viper.
Watch HPE dyno test their Venom 800 Viper in the video above. If you’re left wanting more, pop on over to their website for additional info on the upgrade package.