In the past American sports cars have had a fixation on power, but forgot some of the other fundamentals, such as handling. However, things have changed over the years, and while their German counterparts are still ahead when it comes to how well a car handles around a racetrack, improvements are being made all the time in the American sports car industry, and the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray is proof of that.
This latest version handles far better than any model before it, and the 2014 Corvette Stingray interior is also much better than we have seen over the years, as it is not the boring, cheap plastic that we were once used to. Don’t think for one moment that Chevy has forget about what makes the Stingray so awesome in the first place, and the performance is better than its predecessor, but that is not to say that there isn’t room for improvement.
Hennessey HPE700 Corvette – Hennessey Performance understands that you can’t have enough power, and has now unveiled a new version of the C7, which is in the middle of their C7 performance upgrade range. We already discussed how a new 1,000 horespower C7 was far more than you get in the Pagani Huayra, the latest model is on par with what is said to be one of the best hypercars on the planet.
The new 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray specs from the Hennessey HPE700 version gives it 700 horsepower to play with thanks to its TVS2300 supercharger system and CNC ported cylinder heads. To help give it more power is a new HPE induction system and engine management calibration. More details on this can be found here.
We’re not sure when the Hennessey C7 release date will be, but we do know they will have four versions, ranging from 600 horsepower to a 1,000. The performance versions of the Corvette C7 Stingray price is also something that Hennessey has yet to share with us, but we hope to learn more details on this soon.
One thing we do know, even if the most powerful version of the Hennessey C7 was to take on the Pagani Huayra on a racing circuit, I’m not sure it will be a win to the American sports car.