Hennessey is building a 1,200 horsepower C8 Corvette

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Hennessey is building a 1,200 horsepower C8 Corvette
Image Credit: Hennessey Performance

Look out 2020, Hennessey is building a 1,200 horsepower C8 Corvette. This Chevrolet tuned by Hennessey will have a twin-turbo LT2 V8 to pump out that kind of power. They are calling the C8 the HPE1200. Here are a few renderings of the projected build, courtesy of Hennessey. The roof scoop is a fan favorite and it will be interesting to see the finished car.

Hennessey is building a 1,200 horsepower C8 Corvette
Image Credit: Hennessey Performance

Using the twin-turbo LT2 V8 engine, Hennessey will have upgraded internals such as forged aluminum pistons, formed steel connecting rods and more. To handle the power, Hennessey says it’s going to “incorporate an upgraded and fortified factory dual-clutch automatic transmission and a full Brembo brake system” among other chassis upgrades. The Texas-based company definitely knows how to go big on these powerful builds. 

There has been no official pricing or expected sell date for this HPE1200 kit. The company does discuss a few other upgrades it will put on sale first. For the new C8, owners can expect a stainless steel exhaust system, a supercharger upgrade good for 700 horsepower and possibly more “once computer tuning becomes available for the new C8 platform.” There is an online questionnaire available open to suggestions for the peanut gallery. Hennessey likes feedback on how people want to spend thousands of dollars.

Hennessey is building a 1,200 horsepower C8 Corvette
Image Credit: Hennessey Performance

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