Atelier Hennessey pumped the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 engine to 1,200 hpDecember 12, 2017
The Texas tuning studio Hennessey Performance presented a comprehensive program of revisions for the Chevrolet Corvette coupe engine. The tuning was so comprehensive that the car got its own name – Hennessey HPE1200.
And immediately to the characteristics. Under the hood of the sink compartment is a compressor eight-cylinder engine General Motors LT5 with capacity of 7-liters and a payback of 775 horsepower. Motorists Hennessey Performance pumped this engine up to 1,200 horsepower, which allows the coupe to accelerate to 96 kilometers per hour in 2.2 seconds and cover a distance of ¼ mile in 9.2 seconds, the exit speed is 236 kilometers per hour.
This capacity was achieved thanks to the Eaton compressor, new camshafts, forged connecting rods, aluminum pistons, a ported cylinder head and new valves. A powerful engine needs a powerful exhaust, and Hennessey experts have also worked on this issue. Well and where without cooling: in a motor compartment there were new radiators and intercoolers.
By the way, do not think that this engine will fall apart after several dozen starts. When using Shell V-Power fuel with an octane rating of 93 and Pennzoil Ultra Platinum engine oil, Hennessey provides a 20,000 km motor warranty.