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Old 01-31-12, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hennessey dreams of tuning McLaren MP4-12C into twin-turbo HPE800


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When McLaren released the MP4-12C, there were some questions about the distinctiveness of its styling, but not about whether the engineers at Woking had extracted every bit of performance they could from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. John Hennessey and company, however, think they can do better. That's why Hennessey Performance Engineering has targeted the 12C for its latest tuning package.

Traditionally, Hennessey usually starts by bolting on a pair of turbos to whatever car it can get its hands on. But McLaren has already done that, so Hennessey has fitted new ones, and along with it, upgraded the intercooler, intake, exhaust, electronic control modules and transmission. It's also fitted a CarbonAero body kit, new wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber and a redone interior swathed in carbon, leather and Alcantara.

The result is 800 horsepower, up from 592 stock. What Hennessey hasn't touched, however, are the MP4-12C's suspension and brakes, which the Texas-based tuner didn't feel it could improve upon.

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Hennessey Performance Transforms McLaren MP4-12 from Mild to Wild with HPE800 Twin Turbo
January 31, 2012

SEALY, TEXAS Texas-based automotive tuning company, Hennessey Performance (HPE), has set their sights on taking the new McLaren MP4-12C to a higher level of performance. Today the company is introducing their HPE800 Twin Turbo concept for the 12C. The HPE800 Twin Turbo will include upgrades to the powertrain designed to reliably increase power to over 800 bhp. HPE will also add a more aggressive aero package to the vehicle in order to increase downforce. The Hennessey CarbonAero bodywork will incorporate a new, center-positioned frontal air inlet with hood extractor. This new design will allow room for larger heat exchangers for improved engine intercooling as well as transmission cooling.

"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".

HPE800 Twin Turbo Upgrades Include:
- Upgraded intercooler system
- Upgraded air intake system
- Upgraded ball-bearing turbochargers
- Hennessey titanium exhaust system
- External wastegates
- External blow-off valves
- Upgraded fuel and engine management system
- Upgraded transmission cooler
- Upgraded transmission clutch system
- Custom dyno-tuned engine calibration
- Hennessey Warranty

Other Upgrades Include:
- Hennessey CarbonAero body upgrade
- Hennessey Monoblock wheels
- Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
- Hennessey custom interior upgrades including carbon fiber, Alcantara and leathers

HPE does not plan to offer any kind of a suspension or brake system upgrade as the factory systems will be difficult to improve upon. The company plans to offer the upgrades listed above as an entire package as well as some individual parts. These items will be available directly from HPE facilities located in Texas and Southern California. Pricing has not yet been set.
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this must be a beast to flog around a track
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800 HP... whats the weight?
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800 HP... whats the weight?
iirc a stock MP4-12C has a dry weight just shy of 2,900lbs.
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Somehow the front looks like a F430 with the kit.
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iirc a stock MP4-12C has a dry weight just shy of 2,900lbs.
My god that thing must be a "rocket" on the road...
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I would hit that...definitely...no doubt about it...
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I wouldn't, its Hennessey. The guy is a thug and ripoff. You are more likely to get your car back in pieces than how its pictured there...
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I wouldn't, its Hennessey. The guy is a thug and ripoff. You are more likely to get your car back in pieces than how its pictured there...
Agreed. Their shady business practices leave a lot to be desired.
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