Called the HPE800, Hennessey claims its newest package is actually good for 842 horsepower, as well as 855 lb.-ft. of torque. Even with nearly 6000 lbs. to move, that’s still an insane amount of power. Unsurprisingly, the HPE800 is quick. Really quick. 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.3 quick. For comparison, those figures are only a tick off the Corvette Grand Sport’s pace.
Obviously, it takes quite a bit of work to safely double a car’s horsepower. As a result, the HPE800 is pricey. The basic package costs $55,000, and if you want to upgrade your wheels, tires, and brakes, that’ll be another $25,000. Oh, and that doesn’t include the cost of the Escalade itself, which is at least another $72,970.
But if you want to race Corvettes in your large luxury SUV, it may be worth spending more than $125,000 on your Escalade. On the other hand, you could buy a slightly smaller BMW X5 M, which starts under $100,000, comes with a factory warranty, and is nearly as quick.