Watch the Shelby Mustang GT350R drag race its supercharged sibling
Yes, well maybe that supercharger does do something
The Mustang Shelby GT350R is one hell of a machine, as anyone who has so much as sat in one can tell you. Powered by a 5.2-liter V8 which produces a simply eye-watering 527 horsepower, and just over and 425 pound-feet of torque, this thing truly is a muscle car. And as if all that wasn't enough you can actually get one of these with a manual transmission! That's right: six gears, a clutch pedal, and all the excrement that will come out of you when you hit the throttle pedal.
However, the guys over at Hennesey Performance don't think that the GT350R is quite so perfect. So as you might imagine the Texas-based tuning company decided to stick a supercharger onto the thing. Hennessey decided to name their new beast the HPE850, and they have even thrown in a 24,000 mile warranty,
While fitting superchargers is all fun and games Hennessey have decided to show the GT350R what's what with a good old fashioned rolling drag race. The result is of course obvious, the modified HPE850 absolutely creamed the stock Shelby, However, this does serve as a reminder of just how big a difference superchargers actually make, as you can truly "supercharge" the performance of an already fast car, and turn it into an absolute monster.