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For Immediate Release


HENNESSEY PORSCHE TAYCAN
Texas Tuning Powerhouse Set to Modify its First EV​

Sealy, Texas (September 24, 2019) — The duality of man. Can a company that builds some of the fastest and most powerful vehicles on earth also turn its talents and resources to tune some of the most exciting electrified vehicles? Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) thinks that it can.
For the past 28 years the team at Hennessey has been making “fast cars faster” and every one of those vehicles has been powered by an internal combustion engine - until now. Hennessey is now going to be offering high-performance upgrades for the company’s first electrified vehicle: The Porsche Taycan.

“We’ve been planning to do something with electrified vehicles for a while now,” said company founder & CEO, John Hennessey. “We felt that the new Porsche Taycan was the right platform from which to modify our first EV. Initially, we will start with simple modifications such as wheels, tires and interior upgrades as well as exterior modifications such as more aggressive front and rear bumpers. After that we will see what might be possible in terms of adding more power.”

HPE plans to take delivery of its Porsche Taycan development car soon after Porsche begins delivering Taycans in the US in 2020. “Nearly all of our clients still want raw, powerful ICE engines. But some of them have begun to add an EV to their collections for daily driver duties,” said Hennessey. “We don’t want to reinvent the wheel in the electrified market, we just want to make it roll a little faster and cooler!”

About Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE)

John Hennessey and the Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) team have been making fast cars go faster since 1991. Over the last 28 years, John and his team have built more than 10,000 vehicles with more than 400 of those in 2017 alone. HPE operates in a soon to be 51,000-square foot workshop and showroom facility situated on 143 acres near Sealy, Texas (about 45 minutes west of Houston). HPE offers a wide variety of dyno-proven, track tested high-performance engine upgrade packages & parts for a variety of modern performance vehicles. Hennessey Performance is also the only tuner in North America that operates its own test track—the Lonestar Motorsports park 1/4-mile dragstrip facility which is adjacent to the HPE workshop & showroom.

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I can't wait to see what Hennessey does with the Taycan, especially with the power! Hopefully this gets more shops involved with tuning EVs.
 

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I can't wait to see what Hennessey does with the Taycan, especially with the power! Hopefully this gets more shops involved with tuning EVs.
They just better not stop with power. This is a Porsche, much different from other vehicles they worked on. Here, it should be approached as if Porsche was creating a hotter Taycan version.
 

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They just better not stop with power. This is a Porsche, much different from other vehicles they worked on. Here, it should be approached as if Porsche was creating a hotter Taycan version.
Agreed, Hennessey has to set a really high bar for the Taycan so that Porsche has to one-up it when they do other versions of the Taycan.
 
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