Hennessey upgrades 2013 Viper GTS

Hennessey has released the latest video of the upgrade 2013 Viper GTS with the Venom 700R upgrade.


Specs from their website:

0 – 60 mph
0 – 100 mph
0 – 300 km/h
0 – 200 mph
1/4 mile
Standing Half Mile
Standing One Mile
Top Speed
2.7 sec.
5.6 sec.
13.63 sec. – Guinness World Record
14.51 sec. – Hypercar World Record
9.92 sec. @ 163 mph
206 mph
253 mph
278 mph


Horsepower 1244 bhp @ 6600 rpm (Cockpit adjustable from 800 bhp, 1000 bhp & 1244 bhp)
Torque 1155 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm


Type V8
Block Aluminum
Size 427 CID (7.0 Liter)
Position Mid Longitudinal
Compression 9.2:1
Redline 7,200 rpm
Forced Induction Twin Precision Turbo Ball Bearing Turbochargers
Oiling System Dry Sump Lubrication
Fuel System Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection


Type Ricardo 6-Speed Manual
Gear Ratios 2.61:1, 1.71:1, 1.23:1, 0.94:1, 0.77:1, 0.63:1
Final Drive 3.36:1


Calipers Brembo 6-Piston (all four corners)
Rotors 15.0 x 1.34 in. Carbon Ceramic (all four corners)


Type Penske Adjustable Coilover (all four corners)
Ride Height Adjustable by 2.4 inches (60 mm)


Length 15.27 ft. (4,655 mm)
Width 6.43 ft. (1,960 mm)
Wheelbase 110.24 in. (2,800 mm)
Track – Front 63.46 in. (1,612 mm)
Track – Rear 63.15 in. (1,604 mm)


Material Carbon fiber composite except doors & roof
Type 2-door

Weights & Measures

Curb Weight 2,743 lbs (1,244 kilograms)
F / R Balance 37 / 63 (empty); 44 / 56 (with driver & passenger)
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal. (70 Liter)

Wheels & Tires

Tire – Front 265/30/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Tire – Rear 345/30/20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Wheel – Front 9.5 x 19 in.
Wheel – Rear 12.5 x 20 in.


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Hennessey strives to get 1000 horsepower out of performance upgrades

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The 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray comes stock with a 450-hp 6.2-liter V8 under the hood, but one performance company is promising it can make 1,000 horsepower out of the Chevy sports car.

According to Fox News, Texas-based Hennessey Performance wants to add twin turbochargers, an intercooler, high-flow cylinder heads, a custom cat-back exhaust system and several other high-performance parts to add the extra power.

The company told Fox that the mods and labor will cost around $70,000, and they’ve already taken two orders.

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HorsePower: High Performance Fuel System Upgrade


On a NEW episode of HorsePower, the guys take in a Shelby Terlingua GT500 for a fuel system swap. Their new state-of-the-art system is what it takes to feed a powerful hungry stallion. Plus, we show you helpful, money-saving tech tips for all DYI guys.

Also, we will be tweeting LIVE this weekend with NEW shows on POWERBLOCK! Make sure you’re following us on Twitter because we want to hear from you! Follow us here: @PowerBlock TV.



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Xtreme 4×4’s Toyota Tacoma gets a suspension upgrade!

We’re rebuilding our Toyota Tacoma from the ground up, making it a 100% self-contained expedition vehicle. The foundation: A comprehensive suspension upgrade, including a solid front axle, heavy-duty leaf springs, and all-terrain tires.

Don’t miss this NEW episode of Xtreme 4×4 Saturday 9:00 AM E/P and Sunday 9:00 AM E/P on Spike TV!

Check out parts from this episode here: Xtreme 4×4 Parts

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Volkswagen Amarok to get power upgrade


Multiple news sources across the internet are reporting that Volkswagen is introducing an update to the Amarok pickup truck. It initially included a 2.0-liter turbocharged TDI that put out 120 horsepower and a 2.0-liter BiTDI twin-turbo powerplant we that delievered 180 horses.

However, perhaps in an attempt to be more competitive in the pickup truck market, the Amarok is being upgraded to produce 140 horses in the 2.0-liter TDI. It’s expected to produce 251 lb.-ft. of torque.

The changes aren’t expected to affect fuel efficiency, though it’s 0-60 speed time dropped by .06 seconds.

Do you think the Volkswagen Amarok could compete in the U.S. market? We want to hear from you! Send us a tweet to @PowerBlockTV, or leave us a comment on our Facebook page.