Ford Mustang hit a record 192 mph with a Christmas tree on the roof | Daily News Byte

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It’s a Christmas tradition … in Texas.

Hennessey Performance has broken its own unofficial record for the fastest speed achieved by a car with a decorated Christmas tree on the roof.

The sports car tuner has been doing the Christmas Tree Run for the past few years and reached 192 mph this year with a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, despite the added aerodynamic drag created by the conifer.

Not just any old GT500, but one equipped with the Hennessey Venom 1000 package that boosted its horsepower from 760 hp to 1,000 hp.

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The Grinch tries to steal Hennessy's Christmas tree.

The Grinch tries to steal Hennessy’s Christmas tree.
(Hennessey Performance)

A victory video begins with a man in a Grinch costume stealing a tree and tying it to the roof of a car, before Santa arrives to save the day.

The modified Mustang Shelby GT500 ran on the Continental test track.

The modified Mustang Shelby GT500 ran on the Continental test track.
(Hennessey Performance)

Test and race car driver Spencer Geswein enters and hits the high-speed track at the Continental Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde.

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The 1,000 hp car hit 192 mph.

The 1,000 hp car hit 192 mph.
(Hennessey Performance)

Hennessey first ran in 2017 with a stock Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody that reached 174 mph.

Hennessey now offers a 1,200 hp kit for the GT500.

Hennessey now offers a 1,200 hp kit for the GT500.
(Hennessey Performance)

It has since been followed by a modified Jeep Trackhawk that hit 181 mph in 2019 and a tuned Audi RS 6 Avant owned by company founder John Hennessey’s wife that hit 183 mph last year.

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Hennessey has moved beyond the Venom 1000 package and now offers a Venom 1200 package with 1,200 priced at $59,950 above the Shelby GT500’s sticker price.

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