Listen to the glorious sound of Hennessey’s 1,200hp Chevrolet Corvette

The C8 goes on a self-isolation workout
by Vijay Pattni | Mar 29, 2020

Star jumps, pushups, jogging on the spot—there are many ways humans are able to keep themselves active during the coronavirus lockdown. Cars? Why, strap thine aluminum-intensive chassis to a dyno and let rip.

And thus, ladies and gentlemen, allow us to help fill your day—and there’s a lot of it now—with glorious noise. It is the noise of Hennessey Performance Engineering’s modified C8 Corvette on the dyno.

Before we get to the noise itself, some details: Hennessey’s mods for the new ’Vette include forged aluminum pistons and forged steel connecting rods, working in tandem with a “specially designed twin-turbo system.”

Which means the tuner is anticipating some 1,200hp. That’s quite a lot more than you get out of a regular Corvette. There’s an upgraded dual-clutch gearbox to better harness that power. Pray for the rear tires, though—they don’t stand a chance.

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Elsewhere, Hennessey will offer up a carbon-fiber bodykit, bigger and beefier Brembo brakes, and adjustable Penske suspension.

‘Chief horsepower evangelist’ (great title) John Hennessey added: “The customers are telling us what they want, and big surprise—they want more power.”

Want to hear what that power sounds like? Hit play on the video above, turn it up loud, and enjoy.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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PHOTO: Hennessey Performance on YouTube
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