If you want to be the first kid on your block to have a pumped-up Corvette Stingray, you might want to call John Hennessey and his team in Texas right now.
Hennessey Performance announced its upgrade program for the seventh-generation Corvette on Monday morning, and it’s a wild one.
Debuting in October for $18,450 will be the Hennessey HPE700, which will use an Eaton supercharger, custom CNC-ported factory cylinder heads, proprietary intake and fueling systems, and a retuned ECU that all add up to a whopping 700 horses.
In case you’ve forgotten, the “base” Stingray already boasts 455 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 in just 3.8 seconds. We’re not sure what times the HPE700 will deliver.
The HPE700 also offers options like a carbon fiber body kit (consisting of an aggressive front splitter, notched rear spoiler, side sills and a hood—the last with a deeply drawn power dome and dramatic central vent that both decreases underhood temperatures and increases downforce by evacuating air) and 10-spoke wheels on Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
Of course, some people are just plain power hungry, and 700 horses aren’t enough. Hennessey says it’s got two other possibilities for you, the HPE800 and HPE1000, with twin-turbo engines that will deliver 800 and 1000 horsepower, respectively.
If 700 horsepower is too much for you or your pocketbook, Hennessey also has two more options, the naturally aspirated HPE500 (for 500 hp) and supercharged HPE600 (for 600 hp).
An optional coilover suspension system utilizing Penske double-adjustable shocks will also be offered, as will a Brembo brake upgrade with carbon-ceramic rotors.
All Hennessey cars are dyno–tested at HPE’s headquarters in Sealy, Texas, and performance-validated at the company’s on-site test track, Lonestar Motorsports Park. The HPE700 Corvette is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile powertrain warranty, and can be ordered directly through Hennessey Performance Engineering or through any local Chevrolet dealership.
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