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Old 02-25-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Hennessey C7 Corvette Stingray to feature up to 1000HP twin-turbo

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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I honestly believe that guy would slap a turbo on his desk chair if it would make it recline faster. Although they do build rocketships so why not? I'm sure Lingenfelter & Callaway won't be far behind in the hp wars.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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I am all for early adoption, however I think they are jumping the gun just a bit here.

This is a whole new engine and the ECU has yet to be cracked. While I have no doubt that the aftermarket will form quickly, I would just hate to be the test mule for Hennessy to test on my car..
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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1000 HP Stingray!

My question is, how does he know he can get this power level into an LS1 engine when it hasn't even been released yet? Maybe he plans to install an LSX engine?
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #5
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1000hp aside, what do you guys think is going to be the first power related mods that C7 owners want to do?
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #6
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1000hp aside, what do you guys think is going to be the first power related mods that C7 owners want to do?
I already have one demonically modified car, so I'm going to keep my warranty on this one. With that said I will be jumping on the first proven...

-Cold Air Intake
-High Flow Cats
-Aggressive Catback

Once the warranty is gone the blower goes on~
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
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I already have one demonically modified car, so I'm going to keep my warranty on this one. With that said I will be jumping on the first proven...

-Cold Air Intake
-High Flow Cats
-Aggressive Catback

Once the warranty is gone the blower goes on~
LMAO - I waited until 5,000 miles on my current GTI then chipped it, intake, exhaust. Couldn't bear waiting 3 years until messing with it. Having said that, I hope I'll be happy with 450+/450 for a while. Probably not but will give it a shot anyway.............
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #8
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LMAO - I waited until 5,000 miles on my current GTI then chipped it, intake, exhaust. Couldn't bear waiting 3 years until messing with it. Having said that, I hope I'll be happy with 450+/450 for a while. Probably not but will give it a shot anyway.............
I waited 1800 miles on this car (http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273686) before going nuts on it. Just wanted to make sure the engine was sound .
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:58 PM   #9
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For the folks who want to put their brand new and shiny 7th Generation Corvette in the ditch even faster than if it was "just" stock.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:55 PM   #10
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Ehhh... Not worth it. I'd wait for a ZR1.
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For the folks who want to put their brand new and shiny 7th Generation Corvette in the ditch even faster than if it was "just" stock.
I've never had a high powered RWD car before (my GTI and an Accord V6) so the first mod is going to be ME high performance driving school here I come. I do NOT want to be the next guy on Youtube stuffing a Z06 into the barrier after a burnout...........
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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For the folks who want to put their brand new and shiny 7th Generation Corvette in the ditch even faster than if it was "just" stock.
Seriously, I've never even driven a 450hp Corvette yet, much less a 1000hp one

Would be a serious treat though, to even be a passenger in one
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Seriously, I've never even driven a 450hp Corvette yet, much less a 1000hp one

Would be a serious treat though, to even be a passenger in one
It would be like this...

[ame]http://youtu.be/X-IQ8tMny64[/ame]

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:20 PM   #14
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Why anyone would take their car to Hennessey for anything is beyond me.
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Why anyone would take their car to Hennessey for anything is beyond me.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:28 PM   #16
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Well I think this is a little premature, seeing he has not even had a chance to test the LT1 and besides how does he know if the ECU can be cracked. I heard that GM has done there homework on the ECU and the aftermarket tuners may be in for a little more then they planned on.

Callaway as we all know is an authorized GM partner and they have been working with the GM engineers to see what they can do to the ECU for their applications. If they have to work with the GM group, it may be difficult for the outsiders to to a lot. Even Lingenfelter is only thinking in the 700 range.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:14 PM   #17
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Hennessey Performance plans to offer upgrades for both the C7 coupe and the C7 convertible. Supercharged systems will bring output to 700 hp and higher-priced twin-turbo setups push power to anywhere from 800 hp-1,000 hp.

Other bolt-on and performance parts, which will probably be offered as standalone parts as well, include cold-air induction, cat-back exhaust, stainless steel long-tube headers, wheel and tire upgrades, braking improvements and suspension systems.

We don't doubt that Hennessey can achieve these crazy numbers for a minute. This is the same guy who squeezed 800 hp from the Grand Cherokee SRT8 and 700 hp from a Dodge Challenger. And of course, there's always the Hennessey Venom GT, a Lotus-bodied, Corvette-V8-powered supercar.

Hennessey says he expects the first vehicle to be completed within six to nine months of receiving the first C7. The price for the HPE1000 Twin Turbo upgrade is $69,500. Go to hennesseyperformance​.com for more info and to check out some of the company's other tuned supercars.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:41 AM   #18
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I wouldn't give him $69.50! Nor my car!
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:00 PM   #19
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I wouldn't give him $69.50! Nor my car!
Sounds like you have a story to tell! In my opinion, it's best to leave the car stock and just enjoy it. After having spent $200,000 on my addiction in my Camaro and having dealt with 5 shops, I've had nothing but grief for my expense and without the use of my car for 1 1/2 years. My C7 will be a convertible and completely stock.... To be enjoyed!
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At one time, only a few shops in the country had the knowledge and experience to create really fast cars. Names like Lingenfelter, Hennessy, and Callaway come to mind.

Today, there are many reputable shops around the country that compete head to head with them and I would not hesitate to send my car to them. Hennessey doesn't have this market to itself. The guys I know who had them do work on their cars won't go back.

A 1,000 hp LT1 will need a lot of money and time to do. I would guess the stock PCM will be replaced by an aftermarket one. As will 90% of everything else under the hood.

Cars modified to this power level can be troublesome. Putting 1,000 hp to the ground on the street is very difficult. Rolling on the throttle will end up with tires spinning or getting sideways. Not pleasant. 500-600 rwhp makes a nice and somewhat reliable street car.

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Old 04-09-2013, 12:36 PM   #21
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At one time, only a few shops in the country had the knowledge and experience to create really fast cars. Names like Lingenfelter, Hennessy, and Callaway come to mind.

Today, there are many reputable shops around the country that compete head to head with them and I would not hesitate to send my car to them. Hennessey doesn't have this market to itself. The guys I know who had them do work on their cars won't go back.

A 1,000 hp LT1 will need a lot of money and time to do. I would guess the stock PCM will be replaced by an aftermarket one. As will 90% of everything else under the hood.

Cars modified to this power level can be troublesome. Putting 1,000 hp to the ground on the street is very difficult. Rolling on the throttle will end up with tires spinning or getting sideways. Not pleasant. 500-600 rwhp makes a nice and somewhat reliable street car.
and what happens when replacing the main ECM for the engine breaks the other 9 ECM's?

i'm all for letting people spend their money as they please but there is a large lump assumption that this car is modifiable to begin with.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #22
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The way you tune engines that you can't get into the ECU is get a auxilliary system such as one from AEM.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #23
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After reading a few threads from the Viper folks, I'm not sure I'd give Hennessy $0.01 of my money and sure as hell wouldn't leave my car in their shop. You might never get it back..........
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and what happens when replacing the main ECM for the engine breaks the other 9 ECM's?

i'm all for letting people spend their money as they please but there is a large lump assumption that this car is modifiable to begin with.
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i guess some people just can't cope with the possibility of there being no after market performance adjustments to a car.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #25
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1000hp aside, what do you guys think is going to be the first power related mods that C7 owners want to do?
Catback and possibly headers.
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