Eight tiny reindeer? Who needs ‘em? Not Santa, not when he’s pounding snow with 805 bhp and 823 lb-ft of torque in the Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep for 2013. Hennessey Performance (HPE), which has been building ultra-high performance cars, trucks and SUV’s for 20 years, is unleashing a new 7.0-liter version of the 6.4 L Hemi in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
If anyone can do it, Hennessey Performance can. “We’ve built dozens of 600-800 hp Jeep SRT8s over the past five years, so we have an existing client base who will want to upgrade the new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 to an even higher level”, said company founder and president, John Hennessey.
To keep everything alive downstream in the powertrain, Hennessey will upgrade the transmission system and torque converter. Stopping the Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep will fall to 15.1 inch Brembo brakes front and rear, and additional modifications will include a lowered sport suspension system, lighter alloy wheels, carbon fiber front splitter and a custom leather interior with an Alcantara steering wheel.
“This vehicle is designed for the performance minded driver who lives in Aspen or Moscow and wants to be the fastest in all weather conditions,” said Hennessey. Only 24 will be built with a going price of $235,000.
However, to deliver toys to a whole world of kids, Santa may just need the cargo room of the 3013 Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep and its ability to hit 0-60 from one rooftop to the next in only 3.1 seconds. So by the time you read this, one of those may have replaced old Saint Nick’s sleigh. Sorry, Donner and crew.
For more info, contact Hennessey Performance.