If you’re one of the few that jumped the gun and bought a seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with the expectation that there would be no faster Z06 variant, Hennessey Performance has you covered. Their newest HPE700 supercharger upgrade for the LT1 engine in the Corvette Stingray will leave you wondering why some would even bother with a Z06 model.
The new HPE700 upgrade program takes the once-naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter LT1 engine and throws a big blower on top of it for some good ol’ fashioned forced induction muscle. A custom HPE camshaft gets paired up with new high-flow cylinder heads, air induction system, and of course, the supercharger. After some fine-tuning with the engine’s control unit, and some dyno and road testing, the new HPE700 Corvette Stingray is capable of throwing down a whopping 700 bhp at 6,300 RPM. Compare that to the 625 horsepower output of the Z06, and the high-performance factory model seems a bit…slow.
The HPE700 upgrade package comes standard with some shiny new engine and dashboard numbered plaques to show off as well as new floor mats, carbon fiber door sills, and exterior badging.
Customers will have an array of option boxes to check off to make their sports car even more special. Hennessey Performance can install new in-house H10 monoblock wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, their CarbonAero exterior aerodynamics package, Penske Adjustable suspension, and a host of other interior refinements for an even more rewarding driving experience.
Only 100 examples of the HPE700 Corvette Stingray will be made by Hennessey Performance, each coming with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty for the 2014 model-year.
Hennessey Performance HPE700 Corvette Stingray Specifications
Maximum Horsepower: 700 bhp at 6,300 RPM
HPE700 Supercharged Upgrade Includes:
-High Flow Supercharger System
-High Flow Cylinder Heads
-Custom HPE Camshaft
-HPE Air Induction System
-All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
-HPE Engine Management Calibration
-Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
-Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
-Hennessey Exterior Badging
-Hennessey Premium Floormats
-Hennessey Carbon Fiber Door Sills
-3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
-Hennessey CarbonAero Rear Lip Spoiler, Side Sills & Front Lip Spoiler
-Hennessey Carbon Fiber Door Sill Plates
-Hennessey H10 Monoblock Wheel Upgrade
-Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
-Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brake Upgrade
-Penske Adjustable Suspension Upgrade
-Custom Interior Leather Upgrades
-Carbon Fiber Interior Upgrades
Hennessey Performance HPE700 Corvette Stingray Gallery
Source: Hennessey Performance