In the world of high-performance vehicles, Hennessey Special Operations (HSO) is set to redefine the limits with its latest creation, the Demon 1700 Twin Turbo. This groundbreaking project, priced at $200,000 excluding the donor vehicle, promises an unparalleled driving experience, boasting an astonishing 1,700 horsepower on E85 fuel. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of this limited edition masterpiece, exploring the technological marvels that set it apart.
Blueprinted Motor and Transmission
Unlike conventional Hennessey kits that rely on larger superchargers for added power, the Demon 1700 Twin Turbo takes a revolutionary approach. The stock 1,025-horsepower engine undergoes a meticulous process of being pulled and shrink-wrapped for secure storage, only to be replaced by a blueprinted motor and transmission. This move ensures not just power but precision, a hallmark of Hennessey’s commitment to excellence.
The beating heart of the Demon 1700 is its reliance on two Precision 7576 turbos, propelling it to the extraordinary 1,700 horsepower mark. Running on E85, this setup contributes to a quarter-mile time of a staggering 7.9 seconds at 175 mph. This performance places it firmly ahead of its stock counterpart, certified by NHRA at 8.91 seconds at 151.17 mph, and even outshines the Rimac Nevera’s 8.25-second quarter-mile sprint.
Forged Internals and Advanced Alloys
Hennessey leaves no stone unturned in crafting the Demon 1700’s engine. While the specifics of the displacement remain undisclosed, the engine features forged internals and utilizes unique alloys. This commitment to motorsports technology ensures not just power but durability, a testament to Hennessey’s pursuit of perfection.
Recognizing the demands of pushing an engine to such extremes, the Demon 1700 incorporates special cooling mechanisms. Drawing on advanced cooling technologies from the world of motorsports, this ensures optimal performance even under the most challenging conditions.
The Birth of Hennessey Special Operations
Niche Production and Exclusivity
HSO marks the third arm of Hennessey’s automotive empire, joining HPE and Hennessey Special Vehicles. However, HSO stands out by focusing on low-volume, ultra-high-horsepower builds. With a commitment to producing only 15-20 vehicles annually, HSO introduces a level of exclusivity that resonates with enthusiasts seeking a unique driving experience.
In a departure from mass production, HSO invites potential customers to apply for their vehicles to undergo the skilled hands of the Hennessey team. This meticulous approach ensures that each vehicle receives personalized attention, creating a bespoke masterpiece tailored to the desires of the discerning client.
Limited Numbers, Unlimited Potential
While HSO anticipates a production range of 15-20 vehicles per year, they don’t shy away from the prospect of one-off builds for clients with both the donor vehicle and the budget for an extraordinary project. The application process is now open on the dedicated HSO website, signaling an exciting era for those ready to embrace the pinnacle of automotive engineering.