16
Dec
08

Hennessy Godzilla 700 – 700HP R35!

Seems the Americans have beaten the Japanese at their own game.  Hennessy has just announced that on top of the already exiting “Godzilla 600” package a more extreme “Godzilla 700” tuning menu has just been released.  Thanks to bigger turbochargers (the first turbo upgrade on an R35!), induction mods, upgraded intercoolers, some kind of boost controller, exhaust system and I guess an ECU upgrade the VR38 can be made to push out 700 HP and a mighty 853 Nm (630 lb-ft).  All of this for $18,500 or $24,500 installed. Now, with some of the prices we have seen in the aftermarket world for R35 parts this does seem very well priced.  Would love to find out more about the actual tuning done to the car, i.e. are the engine internals kept stock, are the cams upgraded, how about injectors/fueling, and of course what about the poor transmission and its delicate clutches?  I guess we will have to wait to get more answers but it’s nonetheless a step in the right direction.  I’m just VERY surprised all of this has come from an American tuner rather than a Japanese one.

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8 Responses to “Hennessy Godzilla 700 – 700HP R35!”


  1. December 16, 2008 at 5:02 am

    Now on sale via yahoo auctions heheheheeh

  2. December 16, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    The clutches aren’t delicate. The parts that have broken before were the gears. Hard parts. Only after 40 or more launches in a row.

    This car has the HKS GT570 kit on it with a Cobb Accessport

    http://www.2009gtr.com/2008/12/1080126-mph-151-60-foot-r35-gt-r.html

    10.80@126 mph.

    Hennessey makes no mention of fuel system, or ECU upgrades to try and make 700hp. Its hype, but about it.

  3. 4 THAIgar
    December 16, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    GO da Godzilla!

  4. 5 Steve
    December 18, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I wonder how long it will take before Hennessey burns the GT-R crowd. I give it a year before he starts stealing parts off of owners cars.

  5. 6 Ganesh
    December 19, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Would never trust Hennessey one bit after the Viper debacle.

  6. 7 Lorenzo
    January 8, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Don’t worry about the clutch, The 1st gear is the weakest point apart from the other gears! Imagine you pay that much and the gearbox starts delveloping cracks on all the teeth on 1st gear after about 10-15 launches!

    PPG should be releasing their upgraded gear and shaft this weekend at the Birmingham show.


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