Hennessy Upgrades the Yukon Denali into a 650 HP Supercharged Rocket
The 2016 GMC Yukon is a popular SUV option for families in need of a spacious cabin and comfortable ride, but Hennessy Performance has recently taken the Yukon Denali to the next level with its HPE650 supercharged upgrade.
While the Yukon Denali comes straight from the factory with a 6.2-liter V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, Hennessey has found a way to increase the Denali’s output up to a robust 650 horsepower and 658 lb-ft of torque. Hennessey accomplished this feat by adding a 2.9-liter supercharger system, stainless steel Catback exhaust system, and a high flow intercooling system, among other modifications. The HPE650 GMC Yukon Denali also underwent dyno tuning and road testing, where Hennessey discovered its custom Denali could rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds and could cover a quarter mile in a mere 12.9 seconds.
Yukon owners who opt for the HPE650 supercharged upgrade will also see “Hennessey,” “Supercharged,” and “HPE650” badges added to the exterior of their vehicles. For even more style, Hennessey also offers upgraded 22-inch wheels and high-performance Brembo front brake calipers.
Hennessey seems to be so confident in its HPE650 supercharged upgrade that it even offers a 3-year/36,000 mile limited warranty with its work.
To compliment all that power, the new GMC Yukon Denali has also won a number of prestigious awards. GMC was recently named the Most Refined Brand in the annual Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards and KBB.com specifically credited the Denali sub-brand as a big reason why GMC won the award for the third straight year. In addition, the 2016 Yukon Denali was also named the Best Large SUV for Families by US News & World Report.
According to GMC’s official site, the 2016 Yukon Denali carries a starting MSRP of $65,325, but Hennessey has yet to release pricing information for the HPE650 supercharged upgrade. Needless to say, buyers will be paying a pretty penny for this high-performance SUV that’s already won so many awards before any upgrades.
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