Hennessey’s Twin-Turbo C8

Hennessey’s Twin-Turbo C8

March 27, 2020 Off By Mike Vietro

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Hennessey has installed Twin-Turbos on a C8

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Hennessey Performance, the Texas-based tuner known for revving up GM and other automobiles, has already taken delivery of a C8 and installed a set of turbos as a proof of concept.

Hennessey unveiled its latest build in a teaser video showing the in-process C8 going through first stage testing, while attached to a dyno at the shop. The numbers they sow are 643.1hp and 570.1 torque. These are not bad numbers considering GM has not opened up the computer yet to 3rd party programming.

This is just the start for Hennessey’s modifications, as the company promised enthusiasts they’d be able to boost the figure up to a staggering 1,200 horsepower at the crank. That’s well more than the stock 495 horses in the Z51.

Just a side note, GM is rumored to be producing a ZR1 variant that will likely feature a twin-turbocharged flat-plane-crank V8 producing in excess of 800hp, and a Hybrid that will have over 1,000hp on tap. But who wants to wait when you can get 1,200hp now!

Hennessey has not announced pricing information yet, but the upgrade could cost up to $35,000 or more.

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We have only heard of one incident so far, but the customer had a screw gouge the paint on his door. The screw comes from the wheel well near the front fender of the door. Apparently, one of the screws holding in the inner liner for the wheel well stuck out far enough to not just scratch the paint but gouge it down to the fiberglass.

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