Hennessey Corvette HPE700 is an All-American Supercar [w/video]
Ah, America, it’s pretty great isn’t it? A wondrous land of cheeseburgers, Grumpy Cat, and the Chevy Corvette. But there’s only one thing that could make the Chevy Corvette even more ‘Merican than it already is — handing it over to Texan tuners Hennessey, of course.
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At 707 horsepower, the all-American Hennessey Corvette HPE700 was practically conceived by Uncle Sam himself. The 6.2-liter V8 receives the twin-turbo treatment, making 661 lb-ft torque. That massive power is put through either a seven-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. And rear-wheel drive, of course. Because burnouts:
To cope with this newfound power, Hennessey equipped (optional) 20-inch drag radial tires. Tires affixed, the ‘Vette can sprint to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, manage a quarter mile in only 10.5 seconds, and reach a top speed of well over 210 mph. Oh sweet mercy yes.
The company says its only going to make 24 examples for 2014, each at a price of $120,000. That’s one way to put your paycheck to work. But John Hennessey promises that this isn’t your average Corvette, “We’ve taken America’s sports car and transformed it into an American supercar.”
Hell yeah, America.
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