Watch out world, John Hennessey is excited. “We are very excited about the new C8 Corvette and have big plans for it,” says Hennessey. “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!” What does Hennessey mean by “wild”? He could be referring to his plans to offer up to 1200 horsepower on the 2020 C8 Corvette.
When the new mid-engine Corvette hits the markets, Hennessey Performance will be equipping it with a specially designed twin turbo system that includes a specially built LT2 V8 engine. Hennessey will further upgrade that engine with new internals like forged aluminum pistons with a 10.0:1 compression ratio and forged steel connecting rods. An upgraded and fortified factory dual clutch transmission will also be included. But that’s not all. Hennessey will also offer a signature CarbonAero carbon fiber body upgrades that include a front splitter and airdam as well as a rear carbon fiber wing. The Hennessey Corvette will feature a full Brembo brake system and an adjustable Penske suspension.
“We expect the new C8 Corvette to be an excellent platform from which our clients can further personalize their cars, which obviously includes adding more power and performance,” says Hennessey. “Over the past several months we have had hundreds of inquiries from C8 buyers wanting to know what we will be offering for the new Corvette. Thus, we created an online questionnaire and have received over 250 completed forms and getting more every day. The customers are telling us what they want and big surprise—they want more power!” If you’re one of those looking for more power, you can get Hennessey’s initial offering of a stainless steel exhaust system that will improve both sound and power, or you can hold on for a supercharger system upgrade that will offer up to 700 horsepower.
Hennessey will be pulling out the stops for their versions of the 2020 C8 Corvette, so you’ll want to keep an eye out for these speed demons.