So Hennessey has a 1,200 Corvette ZR1 upgrade, for anyone who’s interested.
And we know you’re interested.
Let’s list off the cars that have 1,200 horsepower. The Koenigsegg Agera RS, or the world’s fastest car, comes to mind. It had 1,160 hp when powered by regular gasoline, and an impressive 1,341 hp when fed racing fuel. Then there’s the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the world’s previous fastest car with its 1,200 horsepower and 1,100 lb-ft of torque.
Or there’s Hennessey’s own Venom GT with 1,244 horsepower and unofficially the world’s fastest accelerating car.
Imagine being in such august company with something that you can pick up at your corner Chevrolet dealer for a fraction of the price.
Hennessey now offers a 1,200 horsepower upgrade package for the C7-generation Corvette ZR1. That’s right: 1,200 screaming horses at your beck and call for whenever you want to feel like you’re driving a hypercar--because you basically are.
Getting to 1,200 horses was no mean feat. Hennessey had to upgrade the supercharger, get an entirely new throttle body, upgrade both lower and upper pulleys, make a custom camshaft, port the cylinder heads, upgrade all valves, springs, and retainers, and get stronger pushrods to handle all that immense power.
Stainless steel headers, midpipes, and a brand new catalytic converter are also all part of the package. Not to mention ECU upgrades, dyno and testing, and a strengthened 8-speed transmission if you opt for the automatic (the 7-speed manual can handle 1,200 hp just fine, apparently).
Last, but not least, 1,200 horsepower requires racing fuel. Hennessey doesn’t say exactly what kind, but we’re assuming E85. Regular 93 octane just makes a paltry 1,100 hp which seems hardly worth the effort of filling your tank.
Hennessey badging, serialized plaques, and floor mats are all offered as part of the package, as well as a 3-year, 36,000 warranty. Call Hennessey for pricing as it’s not listed on their website.