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Santa's New Sleigh Arrives as Twin-Turbo Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee HPE800

Christian Seabaugh
Dec 21, 2011
Transport by reindeer is way overrated; at least that's what the folks over at Hennessey would have you think with their latest creation, the 805-hp twin-turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee HPE800.
Big power calls for big modifications and the Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee HPE800 doesn't disappoint. Hennessey starts with the Grand Cherokee SRT8 and its 'pedestrian' 465-hp 6.4-liter V-8, and then bores the engine out to displace 7.0-liters. The Texas tuners didn't stop there; they then bolted on two turbochargers to the Grand Cherokee HPE800's V-8, upping power to 805-hp, and cranking torque up from 465 lb-ft to a ridiculous 823 lb-ft. Hennessey says that the added power is good for a 3.1 second 0-60 mph run and a quarter mile time of 10.9 seconds at 130 mph.
Photo 2/2   |   2013 Hennessey Jeep Grand Cherokee HPE800
Hennessey's performance upgrades don't stop with the extra displacement and new turbochargers; it also upgraded the five-speed automatic transmission and its torque converter to handle the extra power. In order to slow the sleigh down, Hennessey upgraded the Grand Cherokee's Brembo brakes to 15.1-inch cross-drilled rotors front and rear, with 6-piston calipers up front, and 4-piston calipers out back.
To ensure Santa looks good delivering his presents Hennessey slightly lowered the Grand Cherokee, and fit it with Hennessey-designed 20-inch wheels, in black naturally. The Grand Cherokee HPE800 also gets a carbon fiber front splitter to complete the look.
Inside, Hennessey coats the Grand Cherokee with custom leather and Alcantara upholstery, and slaps a serial numbered dash plate on. Why the dash plate? Because Hennessey says it will only produce 24 of the $235,000 super SUVs. You'd better hope you're not on Santa's naughty list.
Source: Hennessey

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