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Hennessey now selling a 707 hp street-legal Corvette
chron.com ^ | 2-13-14 | Craig Hlavaty

Posted on 02/13/2014 5:49:04 PM PST by smokingfrog

Last year, Sealy Texas based automaker Hennessey announced plans to introduce a modified, customer-friendly version of the 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray they modified to be faster than any other production Corvette, including the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

The 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray with the HPE700 Twin Turbo Upgrade is now ready for the public. The 700 stands for the 707 horsepower the car boasts after Hennessey's mechanics are done installing all the bells and whistles.

That's a street-legal 707 horsepower car. For comparison, consider that the 2014 Honda Accord comes with 185 horsepower. A Toyota Prius has 134 horsepower.

They have recently announced they will only make 24 of them for the 2014 model year, and they have already begun taking orders for the cars.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


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1 posted on 02/13/2014 5:49:04 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

They make it seem as if a car with 700 hp shouldn’t be street legal. Guess they haven’t heard of the Shelby 1000.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 5:53:32 PM PST by The Grammarian
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To: smokingfrog

I thought all Vetts were all made in Bowling Green KY?


3 posted on 02/13/2014 5:54:17 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: The Grammarian

Or Porsche and a host of others.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 5:57:11 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: smokingfrog

Passes everything but the gas station.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 5:57:34 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: smokingfrog

hope they put a second gas tank in it.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 5:57:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: smokingfrog

zooom! (I, for one, will wait a couple years to find out just how well the new variable-cylinder engine holds up...
some of the attempts at such engine designs in past had problems ......Then supercharging it adds a second level of caution..) but I have to say how much I do love these cars!


7 posted on 02/13/2014 5:59:09 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Clint N. Suhks

“I thought all Vetts were all made in Bowling Green KY?”

The article is referring to the Hennessy parts.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 5:59:20 PM PST by TexasGator
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To: smokingfrog

Makes perfect sense, a race car to drive to work!


9 posted on 02/13/2014 6:00:37 PM PST by refermech
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To: smokingfrog

Is that you in your new Vette waving your Lone Star Colors?


10 posted on 02/13/2014 6:01:08 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: The Grammarian

Or the Bugatti Veyron (1184 hp).


11 posted on 02/13/2014 6:13:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: smokingfrog

Shoulda just put a normally-aspirated high-compression big block V8 with fuel injection under the hood. Would have gotten the same horsepower easily enough without all the additional moving parts. (As well as similar fuel economy.)


12 posted on 02/13/2014 6:15:47 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: smokingfrog

Can it stay out of sinkholes?


13 posted on 02/13/2014 6:17:39 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: smokingfrog

GM just announced the 2015 release of the new C7 ZO6 at 736 HP. You don’t need Hennesy. The C7 ZR1 is rumored to possibly be even 133 HP more than the ZR1.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 6:20:23 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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15 posted on 02/13/2014 6:25:34 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: The Grammarian

My 1965 GTO cranked out 375 hp.The 389.cu.inch engine was “blueprintd”by Joe Mondello and boasted”Tri-Power”!I sure do miss her!!!She got around 8 mpg.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 6:28:58 PM PST by bandleader
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To: The Grammarian

I think one of the variations of Mustangs is around 660 HP from the factory. What’s wrong with HP? ;-) (says the guy driving a 7 year old hatchback with 126 hp new...)


17 posted on 02/13/2014 6:34:52 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: smokingfrog

It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. Just saying. :-)


18 posted on 02/13/2014 6:38:22 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: gura

The capability of this kind of stuff is beyond any level of common sense street speed for sure.

I remember when 400 hp was a pretty big deal.


19 posted on 02/13/2014 6:40:03 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Olog-hai

Never seen a rat motor in a C6 or C7.
Do they fit?


20 posted on 02/13/2014 6:42:09 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: The Grammarian

There’s a ‘70 Camaro in Hot Rod this month with a twin turbocharged Chevy 427. Builder claims 1320hp at 6500rpm on a light dyno pull with 23psi boost. The turbos can apparently deliver 38psi. It runs through a specially modified T56 six speed.

It looks very streetable, but from the article it’s currently on the show circuit, sadly.

Not my favorite car, but they did an incredible job. No word on what it cost to build...


21 posted on 02/13/2014 6:43:35 PM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: smokingfrog
But can they put an actual Corvette rear end on these ugly things?
22 posted on 02/13/2014 6:49:00 PM PST by Brass Lamp
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To: smokingfrog

Chevy selling Cognac?


23 posted on 02/13/2014 6:54:26 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Brass Lamp
What's not "Corvette" about it?


24 posted on 02/13/2014 6:57:22 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Apparently they need some work to squeeze them in. So I’ll have to take that back for street legal.

The posters over at corvetteforum.com generally don’t like the extra weight of big blocks anyhow. They do brag about how you can expand the aftermarket LS blocks to 500 CID.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 6:57:47 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Brass Lamp
But can they put an actual Corvette rear end on these ugly things?

I'll say...Pretty unremarkable looking to me...

26 posted on 02/13/2014 6:58:28 PM PST by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah the rat motor has kind of been left behind on the development curve.

Most of the really trick stuff (cyl heads, etc) is for the LS now.


27 posted on 02/13/2014 6:59:11 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Olog-hai
Or the Bugatti Veyron (1184 hp).

It runs a full tank (22 gals) empty in 11 minutes when it's wide open. W-16 engines are thirsty. Made by Volkswagan.

28 posted on 02/13/2014 7:03:28 PM PST by Wingy
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To: Clint N. Suhks; neverdem; Nachum

Well, now Kentucky needs to make a new garage floor for the Vette’s that survived that sink hole under their museum ....


29 posted on 02/13/2014 7:06:44 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: shove_it

I wish!


30 posted on 02/13/2014 7:09:20 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: chrisser
Did they bother to mention what sort of gas the thing needed to run on?

My little WRX is running at the ragged edge of boost safety at a bit less than 20psi with 92 octane gas. Would need a bunch more (unobtainable) to bump it up any.

Huge boost numbers only running on 100 octane race gas are great for magazine articles, but useless for the street user.

31 posted on 02/13/2014 7:11:57 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: nascarnation

The LS7 in my Z06 is 427 CID, seems like a big block to me...


32 posted on 02/13/2014 7:13:28 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Doc Savage

There are also plans for a 1,000 hp model.

http://www.slashgear.com/hennessey-announces-1000-hp-2014-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-04272350/


33 posted on 02/13/2014 7:25:34 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Olog-hai

34 posted on 02/13/2014 7:31:35 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: When do we get liberated?

From what I understand, the new 427 is actually a small-block. Which is fine since the ‘Vette’s balance gets a bit out of whack with the weight of a big-block.


35 posted on 02/13/2014 7:45:51 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: The Grammarian

Hennessey offers a 1000hp Vette.

http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/corvette-c7-stingray-hpe1000tt.html


36 posted on 02/13/2014 7:59:31 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: doorgunner69

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37 posted on 02/13/2014 9:20:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: smokingfrog

Will they be making a Hybrid version?


38 posted on 02/13/2014 9:57:53 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: 43north

Mmmm. I think not.


39 posted on 02/13/2014 10:01:51 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 43north

“Will they be making a Hybrid version?”

Porsche makes hybrids. Hybrids in some form are now used in Formula 1, and in LeMans series. Audi has won LeMans 11 of the last 13 years, most recently with diesel-hybrid.

Government Motors may get around to using hybrid in the Corvette, but don’t expect them to lead, technology wise. The Vette is a great car for the money-no argument from me.


40 posted on 02/13/2014 10:06:07 PM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: smokingfrog

That is a picture of a STOCK 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray, 7 Speed Manual with the Z51 Package.

It was equipped with Nitrous for the run. The video is on YouTube.

It ran 206 MPH on a new Texas Toll Road in 5th Gear. The Stock 460 HP Car without Nitrous will do 185-195 MPH.

It isn’t the new Hennessey with 707 Horsepower.


41 posted on 02/13/2014 10:15:20 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I just liked that picture because it had the Texas flag.


42 posted on 02/13/2014 10:18:18 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: headstamp 2

I’ve been getting about 17 MPG around town in mine, and I haven’t been light on the Gas Pedal.

In Eco Mode with Cylinder deactivation the 2014 Corvette will get 29 MPG, but I know other owners that got up to 38 MPG on the Highway.

It’s all in how you drive it. When I take a real road trip in the C7, I’ll see what I can get. My 2011 Mustang with the six cylinder 305 HP Engine got almost 35 MPG on a trip home from Vegas a couple of years ago.


43 posted on 02/13/2014 10:21:46 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: smokingfrog

The guy driving the Car was Mr. Hennessey, the owner of the Company. Can’t remember his first name.

He hit the Nitrous Button when he hit about 175 or so.

Damn straight about the Texas Flag. Without Texas, the Country would be doomed.


44 posted on 02/13/2014 10:24:13 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Doc Savage

The new Z06 will have 636 HP, not 736.

That will be all it needs to outperform Cars costing five times as much. It is a beast...

I really don’t know where they would slot a ZR1, if they actually build it.

I am quite content with my Stock Z51 C7. Makes my old C4 look like the Flintstone’s Car, night and day.


45 posted on 02/13/2014 10:29:46 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: smokingfrog

Callaway. Period.

46 posted on 02/13/2014 10:31:28 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: nascarnation

Very good. LOL

I even like the rear Fascia, but I’m partial because I have a C7 parked in my garage.


47 posted on 02/13/2014 10:33:38 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: All

Hennessy is a crook. I’m surprised he is still building cars.

BTW, stock Corvettes are knocking down close to 30 MPG hiway.


48 posted on 02/13/2014 11:34:34 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("It's not a good time for me right now" -- http://therealwendy.com/)
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To: Doc Savage

Rumor has it that a C7 ZR1 mule ran a sub 7 minute lap at Nurburgring.

That is big news if true.


49 posted on 02/13/2014 11:39:44 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("It's not a good time for me right now" -- http://therealwendy.com/)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
Callaway. Anyone customizing their 'vette ...goes to the best.

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50 posted on 02/13/2014 11:47:25 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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