Hennessey to tune the Corvette Stingray to 1000 hp

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

A variety of other accessories also planned

Hennessey Performance Engineering has released the first details about their upcoming tuning program for the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

The Texas-based tuner plans to offer two different performance packages for the C7 Coupe and Convertible. The first kit will use a supercharger to enable the model to develop up to 700 bhp (522 kW). The other kit will use twin-turbos for an output somewhere in the range of 800-1000 bhp (596-746 kW). Both packages will likely rely on the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that normally develops 450 bhp (336 kW) and 450 lb-ft (609 Nm) of torque.

Hennessey also plans to offer a variety of accessories including cold air induction systems, cat-back exhaust systems and stainless steel long-tube headers. We can also expect a sport-tuned suspension, high-performance brakes and "wheel and tire upgrades."

The Corvette goes on sale in the third quarter of 2013, so expect the packages to show up several months after that.

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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
No thanks... Jonh henessey is well known in the internet for ripping customers, I would waste a corvette with him...
Feb 27th, 2013 4:57pm
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
the market is looking for supercar refinement....not plain horsepower numbers. what would be mental is if we get a 600hp 427 Z07 naturally aspirated..
Feb 26th, 2013 6:11pm
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sensei sensei
Somebody gets it.
Feb 28th, 2013 6:43am
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sensei sensei
I expect a bunch of thumbs down for this but - I am not impressed. We've seen massive power out of GMs new V8s and as awesome as it is (sorry Europeans, the pushrod V8s are not 1970s smogmobiles with no power or fuel efficiency), its been done before and we'll see a boatload of insane HP Vettes soon enough. The real challenge for tuners for the new Vette is to improve even more the new interior and improve handling. I live in Japan and I cannot count the number of 1000hp+ Supras that I have seen but not all win on the race track and they get killed in gymkhana/touge. Handling.....that's where the real talent will make a name for themselves. Lets see a total "track package" rather than just....oooooooooo, more hp.
Feb 26th, 2013 2:17pm
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Wickedated Wickedated
Really, you're not impressed? You're missing the point. Taking a small block V8 engine from GM no less and tuning it from 450hp to 1,000hp is no small feat. It takes seriously impressive engineering and countless research to make that type of engine produce this much hp without exploding. I agree with the opinion that you don't need 1,000hp in a Corvette - nothing about it will handle well, despite "suspension mods." You need a whole new chassis for that, which is why cars that do that- Veyron- cost millions of dollars. But to say that you're not impressed? I'd like to see you try.
Feb 26th, 2013 4:09pm
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sensei sensei
Google it. 1000HP out of a SBC is not a unicorn. Its been done. Its not new and ooooooooowing over the Hennessey as though its never been done before may impress you. I simply know better.
Feb 28th, 2013 6:42am
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absent absent
I always mess with my new cars,never had any problems when reputable tuner was used.
Feb 26th, 2013 1:03pm
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I would never mess with my new car's specs. That's when the problems come in.
Feb 26th, 2013 7:00am
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
WTF that is clearly not enough power
Feb 26th, 2013 2:02am
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Hexatron Hexatron
What for? 450 bhp sounds pretty good. 1000 bhp is ok in Veyron but in Corvette is madness.
Feb 25th, 2013 11:27pm
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