The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray hasn't even arrived in showrooms, but that minor speed bump hasn't slowed Hennessey Performance (HPE) from introducing a full suite of packaged (and à la carte) upgrades to the highly anticipated American sports car that will undoubtedly trump even the factory's future high-performance Z06 and ZR1 models.

In base form, the C7's new 6.2-liter V8 will be rated at 455 horsepower. While that's a strong start, Hennessey's first two packages bolt on a TVS2300 supercharger system and other miscellaneous upgrades to find upwards of 150 additional horses (both come with a 3 Year/36,000-mile warranty). The more aggressive packages start with an HPE custom balanced and forged engine that is accompanied by two ball-bearing turbochargers, forged pistons and plenty of other go-fast hardware to deliver up to 1,000 horsepower (both come with a 1 Year/12,000-mile warranty).

The company has announced four different upgrade programs (prices include professional installation):

  • HPE600 Supercharged ($12,495) 600 hp @ 6,300 rpm
  • HPE700 Supercharged ($18,450) 700 hp @ 6,300 rpm
  • HPE800 Twin-Turbo ($54,950) 800 hp @ 6,300 rpm
  • HPE1000 Twin-Turbo ($67,950) 1,100 hp @ 6,300 rpm
John Hennessey told Autoblog that his company has been planning the C7 upgrades "for over a year" and that his team is "confident that we will be able to adapt the same types of upgrades that we have been doing for the C6 models over the past several years." While he was unable to offer any performance estimates, Hennessey reminded us that his HPE700 upgrade on the C6 Grand Sport ran 0-60 in 3.3 sec. and 10.7 sec. @ 128 mph. "I would expect similar performance on the C7 or possibly a bit quicker," he said. "We prefer to be cautious on performance estimates and promises until we know for a fact what the numbers are." Hennessey Performance plans to have the first cars in customer's hands by the end of the year.



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      ngiotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seems about average pricing, maybe little steep. The 850hp post-title Super Snake package from Shelby for the GT500 is $39,995 and it's already supercharged, so there's less work to be done.
      ROLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      they are also famous for their cars looking nothing like the concept drawing in the end
      Radwon
      • 1 Year Ago
      As soon as I get my $4 million dollars from my inheritance from the Minister of Inheritance and Death; United Republic of Nigeria, I'll be sure to write him a check. Any day now...
        Mikespeed95
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Radwon
        I got an email about that this morning, but I'm getting $15MM!!!!! I'm really excited.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      That looks bloody stunning.
      Jaybird248
      • 1 Year Ago
      The power of a Veyron for 1/10th the price. Now that's a deal!
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      "If everything seems in control, you're not driving fast enough." --Mario Andretti. "If everything seems in control and you're driving fast, you're driving a Porsche, not a 'Vette." --RetrogradE.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        "If in an attempt make a point you quote yourself next to a quote from a racing legend that you couldn't dream of comparing too, then you're not making a point at all you're just being a loser." ---Bernard
        Audi Love
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        Fail!
        k_m94
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RetrogradE
        Drive faster in your usual Porsche 911 and it will remind you its engine is in the back. And now it's in front of you.
      thenewrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sweet. the 600-700 packages aren't even crazy expensive for what you get. I couldn't live with myself if I had a supercharger though; such horrible tech.
        ngiotta
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thenewrick
        Pretty much everyone with a supercharged car (myself included) would beg to differ.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thenewrick
        supercharger horrible tech?. sure buddy keep telln urself that.
        DC Mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thenewrick
        Me and my 620 at the wheel are laughing at you.
        wickedsc300
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thenewrick
        Top Fuel Dragsters beg to differ!!!!
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      Look at these images for what Hennessy really does http://sportscarforums.com/gallery/data/39/hennesscrewed.jpg http://www.fordraptorforum.com/attachments/f5/18204d1363223704t-raptor-advice-hennescrewed2.jpg The guy is a rip off hack and nothing more.
        ryanandrewmartin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        Pretty derp memes.
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        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        Can't please everybody. Also a lot of performance shops actuall part swap. From one customers to the other. Also a lot of performance shop have customers who feel like they got burned and the next guy is happy with everything. Hell auto shops in general have that problem. And then there are some performance shops who won't even work on a car if its a customers first project just because the customer has no idea how car projects work. There is almost always a unforseen. Can't please everybody
          Tom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tom
          3 people have no clue. Why would I get down voted for a true statement.
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      TopGun
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is there an AWD and DCT option? If not, I'm out! ;)
        Patrick Schultz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TopGun
        Nobody cares.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TopGun
        Sorry no AWD or DCT. he is trying to make the car faster and handle better. Not weigh it down and make it a fat pig
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      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      oooh lookie a photoshop of a car with a press release stating they will give you 1000hp for $$$$$$ Seems legit
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      Little early to spec'ing prices on vaporware isn't it? What if he gets it and find out he cant tune it readily or it needs big money injectors or something? I think its pretty ballsy to say you can tune an engine to a certain horsepower for certain money before you are even allowed to touch it. Well, Hennessey usually doesn't have any problem with promising what he cant deliver anyways, but even this is a stretch for him.
        Mikespeed95
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
        How is this a stretch when we've done it with every single V8 powered GM product this century?
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
        I think thats part of the reason for the high cost in the first place. For the amount he is chargin it should just about cover it all.
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