Shortly after its official unveiling, the seventh-generation Corvette has already received its first upgrade package. To no one’s surprise the announcement was made by the American tuner, Hennessey, who reported that the upcoming kit can be applied for both coupe and convertible version.
The standard Stingray delivers a total of 450 horsepower, but that’s not enough for Hennessey, as its engineers have developed two kits for the soon-to-hit-the-market `Vette. In the first kit, the tuner will install a supercharger system that will increase the Stingray’s output to an impressive 700 horsepower. A second kit includes a twin-turbo system that will increase the Stingray’s power to somewhere between 800 and 1000 horsepower.
We’re not too sure how Hennessey managed to get a hold of a Stingray to install these parts and test it. We think it’s safe to say that these are just estimates that will be tweaked in the future.
Along with the engine upgrades, each package will also include: cold air induction systems, a new cat-back exhaust system and stainless steel long-tube headers. In order to handle the extra power, Hennessey will also add a new set of wheels, a Brembo brake system and an upgraded suspension system.