So maybe it’s not surprising that Hennessey Performance – known primarily for its insane tuned American iron – decided to have a go at making this cat even more ferocious.
The company is offering an HPE600 upgrade for the R Coupe and other supercharged V8 F-Type models that includes a software tune, supercharger pulley upgrade, and an a reinforced cooling system to keep everything frosty in the face of some serious power.
This handful of modifications yields 623 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, up from the stock F-Type R’s 550 hp and 502 lb-ft.
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The Hennessey F-Type will do 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, half a second quicker than stock. It will also run the quarter mile in 11.4 seconds, just 0.2 second off the pace of a 707-hp 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat on street tires.
The F-Type sounds just as ferocious as the Dodge and, as demonstrated in the above video, does a pretty good job of smoking its tires.
Hennessey is new to the Jaguar-tuning game, but the Texas-based tuner has an impressive resume when it comes to big American V8s.