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Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) is an American automotive engineering company specializing in modifying and performance-tuning sports cars from economy and luxury car brands. However, due to successful business ventures, the company eventually produced its own limited production run of vehicles through the Hennessey Special Vehicles division.

Founded in 1991 by John Hennessey, the headquarters of HPE is located in Sealy, Texas, shortly outside of Houston. Notable brands and models that Hennessey has worked with in the past include Bentley, Cadillac, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Lotus, McLaren, Porsche, and many more. In addition to performance tune-ups, Hennessey has created the Venom (based on the Dodge Viper), the Venom GT (based on the Lotus Exige), the Exorcist (based on the Chevy Camaro), and the VelociRaptor (based on the Ford Raptor).

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Notable Hennessey Vehicles:

Cars:

Exorcist: An performance upgrade package for the Chevy Camaro ZL1

Venom: A lineup of performance-tuned sports cars, starting with the Dodge Viper and ending with the current Hennessey Venom based on the Lotus Elise and Exige

SUVs and Minivans:

VelociRaptor: A modified, luxury, off-road SUV version of the Ford SVT Raptor

Trucks:

VelociRaptor: A modified, luxury, off-road version of the Ford SVT Raptor


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