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Meet the supercharged 708bhp C8 Chevy Corvette

Hennessey Performance unveils its H700 package that ‘extinguishes’ the Z06

Published: 07 Feb 2023

The new Chevrolet Corvette ‘C8’ Stingray produces just under 500bhp as standard. Ask the BMW M3 Touring – and indeed any number of performance machinery – five hundred horsepower is plenty.

And yet. Hennessey Performance has revealed its ‘H700’ package for the mid-engined V8 ‘Vette, boosting the 6.2-litre’s power up to a heady 708bhp and 638lb ft, the latter another significant increase over the ‘standard’ car’s 465lb ft. This is also plenty of torque.

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To liberate the additional oomph, Hennessey fits a high-flow supercharger, an air induction system with an air-to-water intercooler, and the option of a better cat-back exhaust. Naturally, all of this is managed via reprogrammed software that, as Hennessey says, outdoes even Chevy’s own Z06 ‘Vette (670bhp/460lb ft).

“The stock C8 Corvette Stingray is an extraordinary sports car, yet Chevrolet left some V8 performance on the table,” boss John Hennessey said. “Our exciting ‘H700’ supercharger package integrates seamlessly with the eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox and our exhaust upgrade sounds much more aggressive than stock.”

Opt for the full package and alongside the engine upgrade, the ‘Vette also gets lightweight alloys in a range of finishes, and graphics, at a cost of $49,950. Though if you just want the supercharger and warranty, it’s a mite cheaper at $34,950.

You’ll have to supply your own five hundred horsepower ‘Vette of course, which as standard is plenty fast enough.

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