Building a car capable of 2,000 horsepower begs the question: What were they thinking?
Heffner Performance has stuffed a whole herd of horses under the hood of a Ford GT—2000 horses to be exact. The Sarasota, Florida, based automotive experts took a 2005 GT and bestowed 2000 horsepower on it (some might quibble that its 2000 wheel horsepower and not crank, but at this point, what does it really matter?). It’s an interesting choice, since the 2005 GT comes with a supercharged V8 capable of 550 horsepower anyway—it’s not like the car can’t perform, and hasn’t already proven itself over the last 10+ years.
Heffner already offers packages that include a boost for first-gen GTs that will add 1100 horsepower. To achieve the 2000 mark, Heffner used their new Elite twin-turbo system, which upgrades the 3.5-litre twin-turbo Ford Ecoboost engine, boosting the performance to an incredible 2,029 PS and 1,492 kW. It has more power than a Bugatti Chiron! Reportedly, the car is still somehow street legal.
So what’s the answer to the question? A better question might be, who cares? It’s a GT with 2,000 horsepower!