Last week we discussed the unlocking of the 2019 Corvette ZR1’s EMC for tuners to do their thing and one of the first out of the gate was Hennessey Performance and their HPE1000 Corvette ZR1.
The last time we saw the car, the tuning professionals at Hennessey had boosted the ZR1’s rear wheel horsepower from the baseline 654 rwhp and 645 lb-ft of torque to healthy 905 rwhp and 844 lb-ft of torque with the car running on Shell V-Power 93 octane gasoline. A video of the Arctic White Corvette ZR1 on the dyno was shown and results were pretty spectacular.
But the real question everyone asks is how those tuning efforts effect putting the rubber to the road. Lucky for us, Hennessey has followed up with the video of the ZR1 running the quarter mile.
Hennessey’s HPE1000 ZR1 is armed with an 8-speed automatic so once the light goes green, the ZR1 thunders down the road leaving its thundering exhaust note ringing in our ears. Seriously, you will want to turn this up.
The White Corvette ZR1 completed its run with the time of 9.79 seconds at 139 mph despite the car having the ZTK performance package with the high wing. Equally impressive is that the driver recorded the sub-10 second time without the benefit of utilizing launch control.
You would think that would be enough for Hennessey, but we also saw a video of the HPE1200 Corvette ZR1 that takes Corvette performance even further. We’ll be revisiting that video shortly, but in the meantime, enjoy the video of this 9-second quarter mile monster from Hennessey Performance!
Hennessey Performance was able to unlock the potential of the LT5 V8 with the use of HPTuners ZR1 ECM Purchase/Exchange service. To see what your Corvette ZR1 is capable of, visit our friends at HP Tuners for more information.
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