Just days after Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering said the new C7 may not be capable of producing much more than 700-hp, Hennessey Performance Engineering has announced it plans to offer two very powerful engine performance upgrades for the 2014 Corvette Stingray later this year.
Lingenfelter expressed reservations last week about the upper limits of the new LT1 engine being much lower than the current LS1 engine.
But Hennessey seems to have no such qualms. On their website, they say they’ll be offering supercharged systems up to 700-hp and twin turbo systems from 800 to 1000-hp for the coupe and convertible versions of the C7.
Hennessey already offers similar systems for the 2013 SRT Viper that offers the same range of horsepower promised for the Stingray.
Besides the supercharged and twin turbo systems for the C7, Hennessey says it will also offer cold air induction systems, cat-back exhaust systems, stainless steel long-tube headers, Brembo brake systems, wheel and tire upgrades, suspension systems, and much more.
The Hennessey website doesn’t say when the new systems will be available, but we’d assume it would be shortly after the Stingray goes on sale in the third quarter this year.
For more information about the new C7 systems, you can call Hennessey at (979) 885-1300 or send an e-mail to [email protected].
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