Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has executed big plans for the 2020 C8 Corvette. HPE will offer up to 1,200 horsepower for the new mid-engine Corvette with a specially designed twin-turbo system that will include a specially built LT2 V8 engine with upgraded engine internals including forged aluminum pistons (10.0:1 compression ratio) and forged steel connecting rods. The HPE1200 Twin Turbo C8 Corvette will also incorporate an upgraded and fortified factory dual-clutch transmission.
The company will offer its signature CarbonAero carbon fiber body upgrades including front splitter and airdam and rear carbon fiber wing. HPE will offer customers a full Brembo brake system upgrade along with an adjustable Penske suspension as well as wheel and tire upgrades.
“We are very excited about the new C8 Corvette and have big plans for it,” Hennessey said. “From mild to wild, we plan to offer a wide variety of track tested parts and upgrades that come with a warranty. We’ve modified over 500 C7 Corvettes since 2013 and expect to upgrade many more C8 Corvettes starting in 2020!”
The video shows the dynoed prototype of this monster in action in the hands of John Hennessey himself. Listen to the whines of those turbos…