Road & Track Tests the 2009 Hennessey GTR600

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The first thing Hennessey worked on was on the twin-turbocharged V-6. The factory turbochargers were modified with new 47-mm compressor wheels, with boost set at 17 psi. There's also a long list of new parts (under the company's SUMO brand) that includes the exhaust system, ECU, intercooler piping and wastegate actuators. All this results in 642 bhp at 6400 rpm and 611 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 using premium gasoline (Hennessey claims that it'll pump out 700 bhp with racing fuel and boost turned up to 21 psi).

And man, does this make a difference at the dragstrip. The launching system limited engine revs to just about 2700 rpm with VDC on or off. Take your foot off the brake pedal, and you could swear the GTR600 is about to go airborne as it leaves the line. The GTR600 hit 60 mph in a scant 2.9 seconds and reached 100 mph in 6.5. The quarter-mile mark goes by in10.8 sec. at 130.4 mph. Hard to believe, but this thing made the GT-R SpecV feel slow...With race gas and the boost turned up, the GTR600 hit 193.8 mph in the standing mile, said Hennessey, and it hit 150 mph in just 14.3 sec.
Hennessey Performance Engineering has started taking orders for the GTR600 (call (979) 885-1300 or go to hennesseyperformance.com). The cost of Hennessey's tweaks with installation included is $38,800. Add that to the base price of the Nissan GT-R, and you get a total price of $118,090.
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hennessey is wick expensive......then again, parts for the GTR are currently wicked expensive.

i fully expect 9s out of the car by the summer tho (not by hennessey tho)
 

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Hopefully Henessey has gone legit now.Anyone wanna send him their GTR + $40,000 to see if it gets chopped?
 

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h o l y f u c k
 

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Hopefully Henessey has gone legit now.Anyone wanna send him their GTR + $40,000 to see if it gets chopped?
:werd:, after all the stories that i've heard I don't think I'll ever send a car to him if I get the money.
 

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$120K for that kind of performance is a pretty good deal, if you can call spending that much money a deal. How long till the trans blows? So maybe add in the 20K it costs for a new trans into that also?
 
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the trans failure rate was rather small and blown out of proportion :hs:

theres far worse things to complain about w/ nissan these days
 

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the trans failure rate was rather small and blown out of proportion :hs:

theres far worse things to complain about w/ nissan these days
I wasn't meaning it that way, not to provoke anything. Time will tell if nissan built that trans stout or not.
 
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no i know, just saying
 

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