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Hennessey 2014 Chevrolet Corvette 1000hp tune already in the works

High-end performance tuning company Hennessey, also responsible for the epic Hennessey Venom, is planning a tuning program for the just-unveiled 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The firm already aims to extract 1000hp (746kW) from the US muscle car.

In its standard form the 2014 Stingray comes with a new LT1 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine. It produces 336kW and 601Nm. What Hennessey plans to do is develop at least two upgrade packages, including a supercharger option and a twin-turbo tune.

For the supercharged version, Hennessey predicts an output bumped up to around 522kW (700hp). If that’s not enough for you, the twin-turbo kit is set to produce from 596kW up to a whopping 746kW.

To ensure the rest of the ‘Vette keeps up with the added underbonnet performance, a new suspension system is on the way, as well as an uprated brake kit. Both packages will also get a custom high-flow exhaust system and cold-air induction setup.

The full packages are expected to be finalised by the year’s end. The production 2014 Corvette will hit US showrooms during the third quarter.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.