HPE700 Twin Turbo
Official Unveiling Held
John Gunnell - February 22, 2014 08:00 AM
In association with AutoNation, Hennessey Performance (HPE) displayed the company’s most powerful Corvette Stingray built to date—the 2014 HPE700 Twin Turbo—at the Boca Raton Concours in south Florida. The HPE700 Twin Turbo was unveiled February 21 at the Boca Raton Airport Hangar Party.
The HPE700 Twin Turbo delivers 707 bhp @ 6,400 rpm and 661 lb-ft of torque though either a seven-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with optional 20-inch drag radial tires, the HPE700 Stingray hits 60 mph from a standing start in just 2.9 seconds while blowing through the quarter mile in just 10.5 seconds @ 135.4 mph. Top speed is estimated to exceed 210 mph—faster than the Hennessey C7 Corvette that broke 200 mph on a Texas toll road in December 2013.
“We’ve taken America’s sports car and transformed it into an American supercar,” said company founder and president John Hennessey, “and it’s a testament to the soundness of Corvette engineering that the new Stingray not only copes with this massive infusion of power, it seems to thrive on it.”
With a turn-key price tag of nearly $120,000 (including the base Corvette Stingray with 3LT and Z51 factory options), the HPE700 Twin Turbo does not come cheap. However, the company offers a comprehensive powertrain warranty for its Corvette upgrade systems, while delivering a level of performance on par with European supercars like the Lamborghini Aventador and McLaren MP4-12C.
The company plans to produce just 24 examples of the HPE700 Twin Turbo Corvette for the 2014 model year, ensuring that HPE700 owners not only have one of the fastest C7 Corvettes on the road but also one of the most exclusive. Said Don Goldman: “The HPE700 experience is a rush, and will absolutely ruin driving a stock Stingray…there’s just no going back.”