OCTOBER 2, 2015
Two horsepower junkies Jay Leno and John Hennessey convene around a record-breaking 750 horsepower 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Buckle up and take a peek into Jay Leno's garage.
We all have that friend. The gear head. The horsepower junkie. The speed racer. The car guy. In all likelihood, you’re probably that person. It’s a common bond that brings us together with a perfect combination of a blaring exhaust, rumbling v-something, burning rubber, and head-turning bodywork. Cars are a way of life for folks like us. Just like they are for two of the world’s biggest, most recognizable automotive enthusiasts–Jay Leno and John Hennessey.
It makes sense that a massive car collector like Jay Leno and a big-time speed freak like John Hennessey are friends. They have been for a while. Over the years, Hennessey has supplied Leno with a handful of over-the-top toys for his garage, including a souped-up V10 Viper. This time around, Hennessey and Leno are convening around a 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The only difference is that the most recent meeting will be aired on TV for the rest of us to enjoy and drool over.
The twisted Texas Tuners at Hennessey Performance decided that the stock Mustang, which boasts a 5.0-liter engine and about 435 horsepower, just wasn’t enough. 160 miles per hour was too slow. It’s no surprise, we’ve seen this desire to go faster before. So naturally, they threw in a 2.9-liter twin-screw supercharger system for a fistful of boost. The result was 750 horsepower and a record-breaking amount of speed. Luckily for us, CNBC documented the whole affair from start to finish as part of the first season of Jay Leno’s Garage.
You’ve probably seen the biggest oil change ever as part of the online-version of Jay Leno’s Garage, but we’re glad about Jay’s return to TV. Jay Leno’s Garage is all-new Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Tune in on October 21, to catch this episode featuring Hennessey Performance.