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Cars Hennessey to tune new C8 Corvette to 1200bhp next year

15:05  06 december  2019
15:05  06 december  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Hennessy Performance has announced today that they will be offering multiple performance upgrades for the 2020 C 8 Corvette . Including a twin turbo package making up to 1200 horsepower! This is great news for anyone looking to modify their new C 8 Corvette .

When it arrives in Chevrolet dealerships early next year , the highly anticipated new Corvette C 8 Stingray will offer a single engine—a The Texas-based tuning company has announced that it’s now accepting orders for a modified version of the eighth generation Corvette that will boast up to 1200

Further modifications necessary to achieve the figure safely and reliably include an upgraded factory dual-clutch transmission, while options include a full Brembo brake upgrade and adjustable Penske suspension. No price is quoted for the new package.

Hennessey’s upgrades come with a warranty for increased peace of mind, but for those with less ambitious plans the firm will offer a cheaper supercharger system upgrade for 700bhp, and a stainless steel exhaust upgrade. The standard, entry-level C8 Corvette puts out 495bhp.

There are visual modifications available, too, including a ‘CarbonAero’ carbon fibre body upgrade pack (as pictured).

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“We expect the new C 8 Corvette to be an excellent platform from which our clients can further personalize their cars, which obviously includes Hennessey will also offer a supercharger system upgrade for up to 700 hp and will begin offering this system once computer tuning becomes available

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