- hennessey performance engineering is now taking orders for upgraded c8 chevrolet corvettes.
- the texas tuner is pumping up to 1200 horsepower out of the lt2 6.2-liter v-8.
- on the online interest form, prospective customers can choose a budget between $5000 and more than $35,000.
chevrolet's c8 corvette stingray is just about to hit dealers, and at launch the only engine available is a naturally aspirated lt2 6.2-liter v-8. the coming zr1 variant will likely use a twin-turbocharged version of the flat-plane-crank engine and can be expected to put out well over 800 horsepower. but corvette fanatics who can't be patient for the twin-turbo zr1 can now turn to texas tuning house hennessey and place an order for a twin-turbo c8 vette with up to 1200 horsepower.
how much horsepower would you like to have? is one of the questions on the form one must fill out to show interest in a hennessey c8 corvette. you can have up to 1200. the twin-turbo system will be fitted with forged aluminum pistons with a 10.0:1 compression ratio, forged steel connecting rods, and an "upgraded and fortified" factory dual-clutch transmission.
a stainless-steel exhaust will be offered right away. then, as soon as computer tuning becomes available for the lt2 engine, a 700-hp supercharger will become available. a full brembo brake system and an adjustable penske suspension will be offered later as well.
hennessey's carbonaero carbon-fiber body upgrades for the c8 include a front splitter, a roof air scoop, and a rear carbon-fiber wing with american flags on the side and hennessey script on the top (just like the "porsche" script on the wing of the gt3/gt2 rs equipped with the weissach package).
pricing hasn't been announced, but on the interest form, a question asks the prospective customer's budget and gives a range from $5000 to more than $35,000. you can also tell hennessey what kind of upgrades you would be interested in and how you might enjoy your c8 vette.