According to latest rumor, next-gen Corvette ZR1 will be a hybrid version that offers 900 hp (912 PS). However, Corvette fans looking for more power can look no further than the tuned version of this mid-engine sports car by Hennessey. Texas based tuning company claimed that they are planning to offer a more powerful performance package of Corvette C8. It will enable the sports car to achieve an output up to 1,200 hp (1,217 PS). Hennessey isn’t disclosing lot of details regarding this package, but they confirmed that it will be equipped with specially built LT2 V8 engine.
The engine features upgraded internals that includes forged aluminum pistons and forged steel connecting rods. Moreover, engine is also equipped with twin turbocharged whereas dual clutch transmission will be fortified. Unfortunately, this mouthwatering package is still far away and it will initially offer a stainless-steel exhaust system which promises to deliver “improved sound and a slight power increase”. Later on, we are expecting a supercharged version that offers up to 700hp. Apart from the power upgrade in Corvette C8, Hennessey will also offer an adjustable suspension, a Brembo braking system, and assortment of wheels and tires.
Tuning company also disclosed plans for CarbonAero kit that consist of a carbon fiber splitter, airdam and rear wing. Company’s founder John Hennessey said that upgrades are expected to be available in 2020 and is excited about the new Corvette C8. He further added that these upgrades will go from mild to wild as they have received several inquiries from C8 buyers. Do share your thoughts with us about the tuned Corvette C8.