Atelier Hennessey pumped the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 engine to 1,200 hp

Atelier Hennessey pumped the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 engine to 1,200 hp

December 12, 2017 0 By autotimesnews

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 ΒΌ 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.