Even Hennessey is saying goodbye to the iconic eight-cylinder Hellcat. At the end, he dedicated a 1,000-horsepower celebration to him.

It almost seems like the V8 HEMI Hellcat has been going forever, maybe an unhealthy amount of time, but it’s a seriously big deal for motoring enthusiasts. After releasing seven limited editions over the past year, the automaker wants to give the Dodge SRT Challenger and Charger models a thumbs up.

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Texas Hennessey, with 32 years of experience with performance cars, has prepared its own series called “Last Stand”. This is based on the standard equipment Hellcat, Jailbreak, Redeye and Super Stock, which reach up to 800 horsepower. Their common denominator is a 6.2-liter eight-cylinder, which Hennessey can tune to 1,000 horsepower with 1,285 Nm of torque.

The trick is to install a bigger compressor if you don’t have the Redeye version. Furthermore, more powerful fuel injection, high-flow intake, more durable pulleys, better cooling of the crankcase and an exhaust pipe with a larger diameter will move under the hood. The result is acceleration from 0 to 100 km in 2.8 seconds and covering the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds with a speed of 226 km/h.

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The added horses also give the cars a rougher exterior. Hennessey uses a carbon package consisting of a front splitter, side skirts, rear spoiler and a diffuser in the lower part of the bumper. The overall impression is completed by 20-inch wheels, which can be optionally finished in graphite with special graphics. A total of 50 units of each model will be produced.