Hennessey’s 1200 HP Corvette ZR1 Is A Nuclear Powerplant On Wheels

Hennessey has already come up with a few tuned Corvettes that are absolutely mental. A fine example is the 1,000 HP one presented a few days ago, but its latest project is even more powerful.

How much power are we looking at? Its name is a dead giveaway: it’s the HPE1200. Which, in layman’s terms, means that the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 now produces 1,200 horsepower, as well as 1,066 pound-feet (1,445 Nm) of torque, or 455 hp more than the current Corvette ZR1.

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Unleashing the insane output requires filling the tank with race fuel. On 93-octane gasoline, power drops to only 1,100 hp. To put this into perspective, the record-breaking Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has 1,183 hp and 1,100 lb-ft (1,491 Nm) of torque – and it was the first production car to hit a 268 mph (431 km/h) top speed.

Needless to say that Hennessey either replaced or modified a lot of components to come up with the ballistic output. The most important are a high-flow air induction system, upper and lower pulley upgrades, custom camshaft, upgraded valve springs, retainers, intake valves, exhaust valves, lifters and pushrods, long-tune stainless steel headers and a new engine management system. To cope with the massive power, the 8-speed automatic transmission has also been upgraded.

The package is offered with special exterior, interior and engine badging, as well as premium floor mats, and like all Hennessey products, comes with a 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty.

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  • Munchma Quchi

    They have a hole punch at Hennesey HQ that puts a hole in a contract stating “your penis must be this small to buy this car” There will probably be a few takers.

    • Seats & a steering wheel

      The jealousy meter is going off again.

      • Mike Sinyaboot ©

        Seriously. I wonder why losers like Munchma even bother visiting a automotive enthusiast site. They most likely drive a 15 year old Prius or Kia Sephia and since that is all they can afford, they must lash out at those of us who work harder and can afford nice cars. The current horsepower wars in todays automotive marketplace are amazing as modern cars offer incredible performance value for their cost. I suppose all of the guys that modified their muscle cars in the 60’s and 70’s also had tiny wieners but at least they had a great hobby. Also, I would bet that Munchmas obsession with soy based foods is partly responsible for his hostility towards real men and their love of real cars.

  • Six_Tymes

    those wheels look great on that car, especially with white. honestly, the specs sound impressive and amazing, but, I dont think I could handle all that power. however, I would enjoy seeing a video test on it

  • john1168

    Let’s see a top speed run!

  • SteersUright

    This car can barely handle stock power, per the reviews. So, whats the point of even more power without AWD or other tricks to make it truly capable?

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