Get ready for some beautiful sounds when you watch this video of Corvette legend John Heinricy test driving a 2014 Corvette Stingray with the Hennessey HPE600 package.
The last four minutes are pure music to Corvette enthusiasts as Heinricy, who has just been named one of three inductees to the 2014 Corvette Hall of Fame, lets the modified Z51 do the talking as he puts it through the paces on a track outside of Houston, Texas at the Hennessey Performance Group’s facility.
The HPE600 – thanks to modifications that include a cam and heads package with headers – produces a whopping 600 horsepower, 140 more than the base Corvette. You can also produce 700, 800, and 1,000 horsepower with other Hennessey packages.
“One of the things that’s really cool is how well and how strong it pulls right up to the red line just every time,” Heinricy says in the video.
He set the Corvette in performance track mode so the exhaust was wide open and making some beautiful sounds. He also shut off the traction control and stability system “so I could really push it around the track,” he says.
“And it was just awesome,” Heinricy says.
“Everything about the car worked extremely well,” he adds, “but the fact that it pulled so hard through all the gears really made it a lot of fun to drive. The sounds were outstanding with the exhaust open.”
In fact, he says it sounded just he was on a racetrack.
“That’s what the photographer told me when I ran him off the track out there,” Heinricy says, “that it sounded like a race car was coming at him.”
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