Hennessey McLaren 570S looks mighty quick in drag strip test

Can it drop under 3 seconds for the 0-62 mph sprint?

Mostly known for their tuning programs dedicated to American muscle cars and supercars, Hennessey Performance won’t say no to a more exotic car.

In this case, it’s the McLaren 570S that’s getting new performance credentials, although we’re not quite told what’s what.

Hennessey does mention, however, that it will be offering a “wide range” of 2016 McLaren 570S and GT twin-turbo engine upgrades. These will touch on the twin-turbo and exhaust systems, as well as intercooler and wheels, among others.

In terms of what we should expect, you never know with Hennessey. They could bump the Macca’s power to north of 800 or 900 hp, but just as well they could tweak it to go past the 1000 hp mark. A bone-stock McLaren 570S makes 562 bhp (570 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm), enough to propel it to a top speed of 204 mph (328 km/h). That’s before clearing the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) interval in 3.2 seconds.

Since a drag strip was involved in Hennessey’s testing session, we’re thinking that the Texan tuner is maybe looking to boost the 570S’ quickness to new heights through precisely-aimed adjustments of the 3.8-liter V8 engine.


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