The Automotive Addicts crew had the opportunity to visit Heffner Performance. Not only do they pump out some of the fastest cars in the world, but they do it with the professionalism and top quality that you usually do not expect from your local tuner shop.
It is not easy to get featured in Car and Driver just as it isn’t easy to take an already fast car and make it even faster. But this is what Jason Heffner does at Heffner Performance located in Sarasota Florida. Heffner Performance does custom installations of twin turbo setups that have an OEM aesthetic appeal to them but that is where the factory originality ends. Take one of Heffner’s modified cars for a ride and you will immediately know that it is nothing like anything you have ever driven.
When you think of a tuner shop you usually do not imagine a workshop full of exotics neither do you expect to get 4-figure horsepower numbers out of any completed modification. It takes a shop like Heffner Performance, which has been in business since 1998, to make this magic happen.
Vehicles such as the worlds first twin turbo Audi R8 making over 530hp to the wheels, Lamborghini Gallardo LP560’s breaking the 1000hp barrier and Lamborghini Murcielago’s pushing the envelope to well over 1100hp are just a few examples of what you will find at Heffner Performance. Other notable tunes that can be found coming out of this shop are Dodge Vipers and Ford GTs. It is obvious with this type of work Jason and his crew are not messing around.
Speaking of not messing around, it was very interesting to find out during our tour of Jason’s shop that his crew does many of the fabrications of manifolds, exhaust setups and even turbo piping all in-house. That means he has his own metal shop complete with the necessary tools to get the job done right satisfying even the most meticulous customer. You always want to have the right tools when tinkering with someone’s toy that costs over $200,000.
During our visit to Heffner Performance we were able to capture where the hard work happens creating such beastly machines out of original American, German and even Italian craftsmanship.
If you are fortunate enough to own a Ford GT, Lamborghini, Audi R8 or a Dodge Viper and you want an edge on performance, then Jason Hefner is the man that you want to see to solve your “little” dilemma.
Contact Heffner Performance
Heffner Performance, Inc.
4396 Independence Court
Sarasota, FL 34234
email: [email protected]