Hennessey HPE700 C7 Corvette


August 12, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 10, 2015

Hennessey C7 CorvetteThroughout its 60-year history, America’s sports car has been synonymous with performance, and the newest generation is clearly no exception. The C7 Corvette Stingray has a vastly stiffer aluminum structure that’s 99 lb lighter than before, a new LT1 6.2-liter V-8 with 460 bhp and improved fuel economy, plus a wedgy, low-slung shape that’s fresh yet instantly identifiable as a Corvette. But it’s not the Hennessey way to leave well enough alone—even if that “well enough” baseline already represents one of the quickest-accelerating sports cars on the planet.

The Hennessey HPE700 Corvette, expected to debut in October 2013, will pre-empt the factory’s C7 ZR1 and may well out-accelerate it too with Hennessey’s 700-bhp performance package incorporating the Eaton TVS R2300 supercharger. Packing 8 psi of boost through custom CNC-ported factory cylinder heads, working with proprietary intake and fueling systems plus a recalibrated ECU, the system should provide enough sheer thrust to thrill even the most jaded enthusiast. Transmission choices include either a 7-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.

Visually, the HPE700 Corvette can be made to hit as hard as its powertrain, with Hennessey’s optional CarbonAero™ body treatment consisting of an aggressive front splitter, notched rear spoiler, side sills and a hood—the last with a deeply drawn power dome and dramatic central vent that both decreases underhood temperatures and increases downforce by evacuating air.  The body pieces are made of hand-laid carbon fiber, and in typical Hennessey fashion they increase downforce while still striking that delicate balance between looking aggressive and not being overdone.  “We’re only interested in changes that deliver a measurable increase in performance, period,” says company founder John Hennessey. Optional 10-spoke H10 alloys shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires fill out the wheel wells with the appropriate amount of menace.

Hennessey HPE700 C7 CorvetteSpecial touches and options can further individualize the HPE700 Corvette. Interior details haven’t been finalized at this early date, but each car will come with dash and engine plaques displaying the serialized build number. An optional coilover suspension system utilizing Penske double-adjustable shocks will be offered, as will a Brembo brake upgrade with carbon-ceramic rotors. Less powerful variants—a normally aspirated HPE500 and supercharged HPE600—will be offered too, and all components that comprise the HPE complete cars will be available individually.

All Hennessey cars are dyno–tested at HPE’s headquarters in Sealy, Texas, and performance-validated at the company’s on-site test track, Lonestar Motorsports Park. The HPE700 Corvette is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile powertrain warranty, and can be ordered directly through Hennessey Performance Engineering or through any local Chevrolet dealership.

About Hennessey® Performance Established in 1991, Hennessey® Performance (HPE) now operates from a new facility comprised of a 36,000 square foot building that is located adjacent to Lonestar Motorsports Park, the company’s test track and IHRA sanctioned ¼ mile dragstrip. The 143-acre complex is located about 45 minutes west of Houston, Texas along Interstate 10. Hennessey® offer a wide variety of dyno-proven, track-tested parts for modern performance vehicles. In addition, Hennessey® operates Tuner School, the world’s first fully state-licensed school dedicated to teaching and training future performance vehicle tuners.

 

HPE600 Supercharged Corvette C7 Upgrade
Power: • 600 bhp @ 6,300 rpm

HPE600 Supercharged Upgrade Includes: • TVS2300 Supercharger System • HPE Air Induction System • All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids • Professional Installation • 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

Optional Upgrades • CarbonAero® Body Upgrades • Hennessey 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

Other Bolt-on Mailorder Parts Upgrades: • HPE Cold Air Induction Upgrade • Stainless Steel Catback Exhaust System • Long-tube Stainless Steel Headers • TVS2300 Supercharger System • 5-point Racing Harnesses • CarbonAero® Front Spoiler • CarbonAero® Rear Lip Spoiler • CarbonAero® Side Sills

 

HPE700 Supercharged Corvette C7 Upgrade
Power: • 700 bhp @ 6,300 rpm

HPE700 Supercharged Upgrade Includes: • TVS2300 Supercharger System • CNC Ported Cylinder Heads • Custom HPE Camshaft • HPE Air Induction System • All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids • Professional Installation • 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

Optional Upgrades • CarbonAero® Body Upgrades • Hennessey 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

Other Bolt-on Mailorder Parts Upgrades: • HPE Cold Air Induction Upgrade • Stainless Steel Catback Exhaust System • Long-tube Stainless Steel Headers • TVS2300 Supercharger System • 5-point Racing Harnesses • CarbonAero® Front Spoiler • CarbonAero® Rear Lip Spoiler • CarbonAero® Side Sills

 

HPE800 Supercharged Corvette C7 Upgrade
Power: • 800 bhp @ 6,300 rpm

HPE800 Supercharged Upgrade Includes: • HPE Custom Balanced & Forged Engine • Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers • Forged Aluminum Pistons • Forged Steel Rods & Crankshaft • Custom HPE Camshaft • High Flow Cylinder Heads • Fuel System Upgrade • Stainless Steel Inlet Piping • Dual Wastegates • Air-to-Air Intercooler • Dual Air Induction Filters • Stainless Steel Turbo Downpipes • Stainless Steel Exhaust System • Professional Installation • HPE Engine Management Calibration • Dyno Tuning & Road Testing • Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques • Hennessey Exterior Badging • Hennessey Premium Floormats • Hennessey Carbon Fiber Door Sills • 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Optional Upgrades • CarbonAero® Body Upgrades • Hennessey 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

Other Bolt-on Mailorder Parts Upgrades: • HPE Cold Air Induction Upgrade • Stainless Steel Catback Exhaust System • Long-tube Stainless Steel Headers • TVS2300 Supercharger System • 5-point Racing Harnesses • CarbonAero® Front Spoiler • CarbonAero® Rear Lip Spoiler • CarbonAero® Side Sills

 

HPE1000 Supercharged Corvette C7 Upgrade
Power: • 1000 bhp @ 6,300 rpm

HPE1000 Supercharged Upgrade Includes: • HPE Custom Balanced & Forged Engine • Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers • Forged Aluminum Pistons • Forged Steel Rods & Crankshaft • Custom HPE Camshaft • High Flow Cylinder Heads • Fuel System Upgrade • Stainless Steel Inlet Piping • Dual Wastegates • Electronic Boost Controller • Air-to-Air Intercooler • Dual Air Induction Filters • Stainless Steel Turbo Downpipes • Stainless Steel Exhaust System • Professional Installation • HPE Engine Management Calibration • Dyno Tuning & Road Testing • Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques • Hennessey Exterior Badging • Hennessey Premium Floormats • Hennessey Carbon Fiber Door Sills • 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Optional Upgrades • CarbonAero® Body Upgrades • Hennessey 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

Other Bolt-on Mailorder Parts Upgrades: • HPE Cold Air Induction Upgrade • Stainless Steel Catback Exhaust System • Long-tube Stainless Steel Headers • TVS2300 Supercharger System • 5-point Racing Harnesses • CarbonAero® Front Spoiler • CarbonAero® Rear Lip Spoiler • CarbonAero® Side Sills