More than just a mouthful, Hennessey Performance’s Hennessey McLaren MP4-12C HPE800 Twin Turbo is also packing some serious heat under the hood. As if 592 galloping thoroughbreds weren’t enough, Hennessey has upped the ante and tuned the already impressive McLaren MP4-12C with a new modified drivetrain that takes the MP4-12C’s power to a staggering 800 horsepower. Top that off with a sleek and clean new aerodynamic kit and you have one monstrous McLaren that is sure to turn more than its share of heads.
The modified kit isn’t just for show, either. Hennessey has designed its CarbonAero kit to increase natural occurring downforce while keeping both the engine and transmission cool thanks to its new design, and with those 800 pounding horses – that is definitely going to come in handy.
Hennessey has also added some more carbon fiber throughout the car, most notably to the trim and aerodynamic bits featured on the slightly tweaked frame.
Among Hennessey’s aerodynamic and aesthetic tweaks are added monoblock wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires, Alcantara, and leather upholstery.
Strictly performance speaking, the Hennessey McLaren MP4-12C HPE800 Twin Turbo includes a host of upgraded parts that further enhance its already impressive specs. Some of the more notable improvements include an entirely new intercooler system, upgrade turbo chargers, a new air intake system, an upgrade clutch, titanium exhaust, and external blow-off valves, to name but a few.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed by Hennessey Performance, but if you will remember not long ago we were gazing lustily at the astronomically priced 2013 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder, which priced in at $1.1 million; no doubt Hennessey’s latest efforts, with its highly bespoke MP4-12C, will be anything but cheap.
“We’ve been taking fast cars and have been making them faster for over twenty years,” said company founder and President John Hennessey. “I spent a lot of time around the new 12C at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed and was very impressed. We’re excited to have the opportunity to take a great car and give it our own special performance touch while giving 12C owners a uniquely aggressive appearance.”
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