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Hennessey Jaguar F-Type R HPE600 announced, runs 11.5sec

Hennessey Performance is normally renowned for creating high-power engine upgrades for American muscular cars. However, the company has just turned its attention to the new Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.

Hennessey Jaguar F-Type R HPE600

In standard form the F-Type R Coupe is the most powerful F-Type on the market. It features a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 404kW of power and 680Nm of torque. In other words, it’s not exactly lacking in performance.

If you like things really serious though, Hennessey has developed an engine computer retune, a new supercharger pulley, and an upgraded intercooler for the beast. These changes give the V8 a nice kick in the guts.

The end result is 464kW of power and a whopping 769Nm of torque. That’s enough to propel the sexy coupe from 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds (down from the factory 4.2 seconds), with the quarter mile coming up in just 11.5 seconds at 198km/h.

Customisation doesn’t quite stop there either. Owners who go for the HPE600 kit, as it’s called, also get a special build plaque and some Hennessey badges. Click play below to see how she goes.

The Jaguar F-Type R Coupe is on sale in Australia right now, with prices spanning from $119,900 for the 250kW V6, or $152,300 for the 280kW V6 S, and $219,600 for the flagship R with 404kW.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.