We will bid the Hemi V8-powered Dodge Charger and Challenger farewell in just over a month. Sure, the cars won’t leave the stage entirely, but that time will pass if you’re looking to buy a high-horsepower muscle car from Dodge with the beautiful sounds of a legendary Hemi. Contributing to the send-off, Hennessey Performance Engineering has decided to give the Dodge Charger and Challenger a proper farewell with a final-edition upgrade known as the H1000 Last Stand package.
Hennessey Dodge Charger and Challenger Last Stand: Details
The 1,000 horsepower Hennessey upgrade is available for Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models from the 2021-2023 model years, and production is limited to just 50 units. If you missed the chance to get your hands on the epic Dodge Challenger Demon 170, this may be the closest solution to that epic level of horsepower. In fact, with 1,000 ponies on tap, the upgrade delivers performance that is just shy of the 25 hp from that legendary muscle car. However, it’s also important to note that Hennessey achieved their output on regular pump gas while the Demon 170 requires E85; customers will see a dip of 100 horses from their motor with a different fuel type, among other things. These are not D170 crate engines, after all.
Thanks to a larger supercharger, pulley upgrade, new throttle body, long-tube headers, upgraded fuel injectors, high-flow catalytic converters, and a high-flow intake, the upgrade can push the cars from a standstill to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds with a quarter mile of 9.9 seconds at 141 mph. The modifications are tuned and honed on a chassis dyno to ensure everything works perfectly. Hennessey also puts each car through extensive road and track testing so that when customers get their hands on the cars, everything works as intended. Hennessey also backs its upgrades with a three-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty.
But performance isn’t the only thing modified with this package. Hennessey has also given the Dodge Charger and Challenger a custom rear spoiler, front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser, all crafted from carbon fiber. The cars also receive a Last Stand graphics package and unique 20-inch wheels in either black or gray. Finally, with just 50 of these to be made, Hennessey gives each H1000 Last Stand package a serialized plaque signifying the car’s position in the 50-build run. Unsurprisingly, pricing for the upgrade will be costly, with a starting price of $64,950. However, customers supplying a Redeye as the donor receive a discount, bringing the overall price to $54,950, as the supercharger won’t need to be upgraded.