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Eight-hundred horsepower. 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. $235,000. Given those numbers, you'd think we were talking about a supercar, right? Well we are, if by supercar you mean something with otherworldly performance capabilities. But this is no two-seat roadster. This is a Jeep.

To be more specific, this is the latest Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo, a new rocket sled based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. That model usually packs a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 - which is already big by any measure - but Hennessey's bored it out to a nice round 7.0 liters and bolted a pair of turbochargers to it.

Along with the substantial engine mods, the HPE800 also gets an upgraded transmission and torque converted (it is a conventional automatic, after all), plus 20-inch wheels on a lowered suspension with 15.1-inch Brembo brakes, and a reworked fascia with a carbon fiber splitter up front.

Of course, if the high price of entry doesn't keep out the riffraff, the limited quantities being built surely will: only 24 examples are earmarked for production, so even at the pace at which these beasts will cover all manner of terrain, they're not likely to run into one another once they've left the factory. Press release after the jump.Continue reading Hennessey rolls out 800-hp twin-turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hennessey rolls out 800-hp twin-turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 24 Dec 2011 15:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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Yes please, but i only need 600hp.
 

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you can only go so fast in the snow...
 

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Lol.

Yeh its safer to just get the srt8 when it comes out.
 

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or know that some parts were taken (without owners consent) from other vehicles to piece this car together
Yeah exactly, you buy this which is the parts out of a Viper from a guy in Texas who sent it in for an upgrade. Hennessy then keeps him on the line for a year or so until he sues. Meanwhile your driving a Cherokee thats sporting a used Viper engine and some sheet metal screws.
 

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Meehhh. Not needed, but in their defense... If they are sooo bad.. Why are they still getting customers? I have read the reviews, and there are some who hate Hennesey, but others swear by them.
 

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the reason why people hate hennessey is cuz he is a liar and a thief. Screwed over a few people with vipers. Go on any srt-10 forum and search the name, u will quickly see why everyone in the viper community hates him
 

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Oh, I have read the forums. The fact is he is still in business and a lot of people swear by him. The sane hatred can be made with almost any shop. There will always be a couple who were fucked... But hey Merry Xmas!! :rock:
 

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yea thats like the guy that ran a evo dyno day contest and brought the gun out when the vette owner one....dont know how people like that have customers and stay in buisness
 
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