The latest Corvette from Chevrolet is certainly good, but with just 455 horsepower, it may not quite have enough power for you. The C7 ZR1 and Z06 will not be arriving on the scene very quickly either and so it does not look like there is much chance of it happening. However, Henessey’s Performance Engineering has been working hard to get the next Corvette with 600 horsepower.
They have a selection of power packs planned for the new C7 which are HPE600, HPE700, HPE800 and HPE1000. Each name represents the amount of horsepower available and so yes, 1000 will be possible. The HPE600 will have a HPE intake, engine computer tuning and an Eaton TVS2300 supercharger and it will cost $12,495 to get it installed. To get the HPE700 an additional $5955 will have to be shelled out and this has an extra HPE camshaft and ported cylinder heads to produce the extra output. It has been compared to the ZR1 by Hennessey which cost just over $40,000 and so if it can produce the same performance; it is certainly a good price.
If customers want more than 700 there are also the HPE800 and HPE1000 options. These have turbos rather than the supercharger. The HPE800 also has high flow cylinder heads, fuel system upgrades, forged steel rods and crankshafts, stainless steel turbo downpipes and exhaust system and forged aluminium pistons. The 1000hp also gets an electronic boost controller. Of course this does up the price with the HPE800 kit costing $59,450 and the HPE1000 costing $67,950.
The cars will have a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty as well as carbon fibre body pieces and interior, Penske adjustable dampers, stainless steel catback exhaust, monoblock aluminium wheels, a cold air intake and a Brembo carbon ceramic brake option. That is a whole lot of kit, but it owners will pay for it!