If that 755 horsepower straight from Bowling Green isn’t strong enough for you, just take a look at the wild upgrades being promised by the Texas-based tuning shop. Hennessey has announced three levels of upgrades for the upcoming 2019 ZR1: HPE850, HPE1000, and HPE1200.
As you may be aware from the company’s work with the current Z06, those last numbers represent the horsepower that will be forthcoming from the engine when they’re through with it.
That means you can get 850, 1000, and 1200 horsepower versions of the new LT5! Wow!
Even the “lowly” HPE850 will be unreal, rocketing the Corvette from 0 to 60 in just 2.6 seconds, thanks to upgrades like a Hennessey lower pulley system, high-flow cylinder heads, valve springs, and a high-flow air induction system.
If that’s not fast enough for you, the HPE1000 will have you skedaddling from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 220 mph!
We know some people always think more is better, so for those folks, the HPE1200 will zoom from 0 to 60 in an unreal 2.2 seconds before topping out at an insane 230 mph. By the way, the torque will climb to a whopping 1,066 lb-ft, up more than 350 lb-ft over the stock ZR1. The HPE1200 features a high-flow supercharger system, custom aluminum pistons, stainless steel headers and mid pipes, and HPE management calibration.
You might want to contact the good folks at Hennessey now, as they say only a limited number of the HPE upgrades will be produced. So far, they have neglected to release exactly how much all this fun will add to the starting prices of the ZR1 coupe ($119,995) and convertible ($123,995), but as we’ve noted before, if you have to ask the price, you probably just need to stick with a 1LT model.
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