The 2020 Shelby GT500 was just recently announced, but Hennessey Performance wasn’t satisfied with its supercharged 5.2L V8 generating 760 hp. So, they decided to unveil the Venom 1200 package. Simply put, this boosts power to 1,200 hp at 7,000 rpm and 1,000 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm on on E85 or race fuel. You’re reading that right, they managed to increase it the engine numbers by 440 hp and 375 lb-ft.
How is this possible? Well, instead of a supercharger, they opted for a twin-turbo system, and then added an upgraded fuel system, forged pistons / rods, a custom stainless steel exhaust system, a larger intercooler, as well as a high-flow air induction system. Oh, they also reinforced the dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic gearbox to handle all that extra power.
There are some cosmetic modifications as well, including “Venom 1200” badges, embroidered headrests, an individually numbered dash plaque signed by John Hennessey, and a serial-numbered plaque in the engine compartment. Pricing has not yet been released, but each and every Venom 1200 package comes with a 1-year / 12,000-mile warranty.