There are always enthusiasts who want to add their personal touch to their Corvettes, and Hennessey Performance has been there for years to offer their special touches for these owners.
The company’s latest product recently arrived in the form of a custom hand-built, in-house fabricated, polished stainless steel Hennessey exhaust for the new mid-engine C8.
To show advanced DIY’ers just how easy it is to install this exhaust, Hennessey recently released an eight-minute video showing the process from start to finish.
While I’m not particularly handy around cars, I could still see how someone with mechanical knowledge could take care of this exhaust upgrade on their own without too much trouble. Be warned that the process means removing the rear bumper and various other parts at the back of your Stingray, reminding us that sometimes it’s better to just eat the hot dog than to see how it is made. If we were inclined to change out our exhaust, we’d likely leave the installation to the professionals, an idea actually endorsed by Alex, host of the video.
Regardless of how the Hennessey exhaust winds up being installed, you can be assured that the increased performance will make it worth your while.
The new system has been dyno-documented to increase horsepower by 21 and torque at the rear wheels by 19 lb-ft., Hennessey says. Furthermore, it tips the scales an impressive 11 pounds less than the stock exhaust.
Alex points out that everything you need to install the new exhaust is included in the “beautiful white box,” except for the tools. And that shouldn’t be a problem at all for most mechanics as the list is quite short – T15 and T25 torx sockets, five other sockets (7mm, 10mm, 13mm, 15mm, and 18mm), a 10mm wrench, and a panel tool.
According to Hennessey, their C8 exhaust includes a lifetime warranty and is 50-state compliant.
If you hurry, you can even get $500 off the price. The first 100 customers will pay $2,995, with the cost then jumping to $3,495 after that.
Watch the video, and let us know if you’d be willing to attempt the installation on your own.
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