- Photos via Hennessey

Hennessey announces a 1200hp twin-turbo C8 Corvette

Oh my. Yes we'll have some of that.

1y ago

Hennessey is well known in the automotive community for its tuning prowess for big power numbers. Now they will be taking on the C8 Corvette to the tune of 1200hp.

Here's the story from Henessey's website:

"Sealy, Texas (December 3, 2019)—The Team from Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has big plans for the 2020 C8 Corvette. HPE will offer up to 1200 hp for the new mid-engine Corvette with a specially designed twin turbo system that will include a specially built LT2 V8 engine with upgraded engine internals including forged aluminum pistons (10.0:1 compression ratio) and forged steel connecting rods. The HPE1200 Twin Turbo C8 Corvette will also incorporate an upgraded and fortified factory dual clutch transmission."

So lets break that down a bit. 1200hp puts this car in legitimate hypercar territory and would have similar power numbers to some Koenigseggs and Bugattis. No small feat. It's also mentioned in the press release that you'll get a bevy of carbon upgrades as evidenced by the totally 'murica pics above.

Also worth noting is the name of the car, the HPE1200 Corvette. No doubt a nod to the power output. The HPE1200 will also have a stainless-steel exhaust system which, according to Hennessey, will give "improved sound and a slight power increase."

We're excited to see this thing come out. I mean come on guys it's going to have a freaking roof scoop! If that doesn't sell you on this, than nothing will.

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Comments (19)

  • Oh hell yes. Covered in American flags. Just like it should be.

      1 year ago
  • You had me at “roof scoop” 🤤

      1 year ago
    • Because you cannot have too much powerrrrr!

        1 year ago
  • Hennessy has everything EXCEPT one thing......RELIABILITY. Look up any review of any car they've ever had tested by any magazine. I can't remember any that actually completed a test that it didnt blow, leak or need adjusted to finish (if it did)

      1 year ago
  • People do realize what kind of scumbag this guy is right? www.carthrottle.com/post/wpqymry/

      1 year ago
  • Why people still mentioning john henessey after all the shit that he has done to customers?

    It’s these post and media covering him is what keeps this scum in the business so he can steal from customers again and again!

      1 year ago