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[VIDEO] Watch the Corvette Z06's Fuel Gauge Drop During a 185 MPH Top Speed Run

My 16-year-old son Chris just got a GMC Sierra pickup as his first vehicle.

Boy, how he loves that truck, but we like to joke that it gets nearly 8 gallons to the mile. It’s not quite that bad, but when Chris pulls into a gas station, the attendants give us a standing ovation. I think we’re singlehandedly responsible for half of Racetrac’s profit margin last quarter.

That’s one reason we can sympathize with John Hennessey as the supertuner floors this 2015 Corvette Z06 with the new 8-speed automatic transmission to get a baseline performance reading on what she’ll do before he performs his magic under the hood.

[VIDEO] Hennessey Puts the 2015 Corvette Z06 with a 7-Speed Manual on the Dyno

Hennessey Performance Engineering recently decided to find out how much the 2015 Z06 convertible’s engine loses between crank horsepower and rear wheel horsepower.

According to their dyno figures, the Z06, with the standard 7-speed transmission, produced 570 RWHP, down 12.4 percent from the crank figure of 650 HP. No word on the decline in torque, but based on other tests, we’d figure that number is virtually identical to the RWHP, in other words, 570 ft-lbs.

[VIDEO] Hennessey HPE700 Corvette Stingray with 8-Speed Auto Undergoes Quarter Mile Testing

Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance has been busy tweeking the new C7 Corvette Stingray over the last year with various packages designed to increase performance of the new sports car. Now that the 2015 model is out, Hennessey recently showed off the performance characteristics of its supercharged HPE700 package on a Corvette Stingray equipped with the new potent 8-speed automatic transmission.

C7 Corvette Stingray Rendered as a Hennessey HPE2000 Drag Car

Some say the best photoshops are those that are somewhat based in reality. The reality is that when you see this “Hennessey HPE2000 Corvette Stingray drag car” for the first time, you may think it’s real. After all, Hennessey Performance Engineering has made a name for themselves not only bring more and more horsepower to the Corvette Stingray, but also with their radical Venom GT program as well.

But alas, this is just a photoshop, “created for competition” says the note that goes along with the posting by RC82 WORKCHOP on Facebook.

700 Horsepower Hennessey C7 Corvette Takes on Germany's Hottest Tuner Cars at Essen Motor Show

The annual Essen Motor Show is the place where Germany’s manufacturers and finest tuning specialists display their hottest and sometimes most outrageous creations in a festive atmosphere—think SEMA Show with a German accent. This year, however, an American supercar, the Hennessey C7 HPE700, elbowed its way onto the show floor amongst the sea of hyper-tuned Audis, BMWs, and ‘Benzes to stake Hennessey’s claim as a tuner worthy of worldwide recognition.

Hennessey Offers Details on Their 2015 Corvette Z06 HPE 1000 Package

We shared a video with you last week with John Hennessey of Hennessey Performance talking about the new 2015 Corvette Z06 during a break at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

If you’re one of the fortunate people to actually get to buy a Z06 but still aren’t satisfied with its 650 horsepower and 650 ft-lb of torque, then you just might want to call Mr. Hennessey.

Corvettes on eBay: 2014 Hennessey HPE650 Corvette Stingray Build No.001

We’ve been telling you for months about the impressive Hennessey upgrades available for the C7 Corvette.

Now you have a chance to buy a 2014 Stingray Hennessey HPE650 Supercharged Serial #001.

That’s right, the Texas tuning shop is offering the very first HPE650 for sale right now on eBay at a “Buy It Now” price of $107,950. So far, no bids have been placed, but 13 people are watching the action that continues for three more days.

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

John Hennessey discusses & test drives the HPE700 Supercharged C7 Corvette.

The HPE 700 is powered by a TVS supercharger with 7 lbs of boost. The Corvette puts down over 600 horsepower to the wheels and overall horsepower is measured at 707.

The arctic white sports car also features Hennessey’s carbon fiber splitter and aero rocker panels. The custom wheels on the car not only look good, but they save around 17 pounds over the stock alloys.

Hennessey then takes the Corvette Stingray out to his test track and puts the angry-sounding C7 through its paces before finishing with a massive burnout.

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