Because it needed to happen.
The Lexus LX is the full-size luxury SUV with superb capabilities on- of off-road. The SUV is based heavily on the Toyota Land Cruiser platform and features even more luxury. It’s not necessarily about speed and performance, but rather offering up a great amount of capability with a premium luxury feel. So, the team at Hennessey Performance supercharged the SUV. Why? Because why not?
The 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated 3UR-FE V-8 engine spits out 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft. of torque and is geared towards conquering snow, dirt, mud, or any other type of terrain in its path. With the new Hennessey Performance HPE500 supercharger upgrade, things get a little wild with the Lexus LX 570.
The upgrade kit includes a new TVS Supercharger system to force air into the mighty V-8 along with a high-flow reusable air filter, fuel injectors, and HPE engine management calibration. After all the necessary gaskets and fluids are installed, the Lexus LX 570 is thrown on the dyno and tested on the road to ensure everything is working properly.
After the HPE500 kit is installed on the Lexus LX 570, the SUV churns out a whopping 500 bhp at 5,300 RPM and 530 lb-ft. of torque at 4,200 RPM. That’s good to send the full-size SUV to 60 mph in only 6.6 seconds, and through the quarter-mile in 14.6 seconds at 98 mph.
The Hennessey Performance HPE500 upgrade also includes some other goodies for the Lexus LX 570. The engine and dashboard are adorned with special numbered plaques while the exterior is given unique Hennessey badging. As an option, customers can choose to install new stainless steel headers, aftermarket wheels, and a new suspension setup to improve handling and overall performance even more.
The new Hennessey Performance HPE500 supercharger upgrade is available for all Lexus LX 570 models from 2010 to 2014. Official pricing has not been released. The HPE500 upgrade will come standard with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Hennessey Performance HPE500 Lexus LX 570 Specifications
Displacement: 5.7 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 500 bhp at 5,300 RPM
Maximum Torque: 530 lb-ft. at 4,200 RPM
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 6.6 seconds (stock 7.5 seconds)
Quarter-Mile Acceleration: 14.6 seconds at 98 mph (stock 15.7 seconds at 91 mph)
HPE 500 Upgrade:
-TVS Supercharger System
-High Flow Reusable Air Filter
-Fuel Injector Upgrade
-HPE Engine Management Calibration
-Chassis Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
-All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
-Exterior Hennessey Badging
-Serial Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
-3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
-Premium Wheel & Tire Packages
-Stainless Steel Headers
Hennessey Performance HPE500 Lexus LX 570 Gallery
Source: Hennessey Performance