Hennessey reveals potent kits for 2015 Corvette Z06, 1000hp

Josh Bennis

Renowned American tuner Hennessey has revealed plans to introduce three packages for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Zo6 that are sure to get fans of the bow-tie brand’s iconic sports car excited.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible

In standard form the 2015 Corvette Z06 uses a LT4 6.2-litre supercharged V8 that produces 485kW and 880Nm. Buyers can choose to have the Corvette Z06 with a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. While car’s factory performance numbers might be impressive, Hennessey has taken things to a whole new level.

The entry HPE750 package includes a Hennessey pulley upgrade, high-flow cylinder heads, an intercooler heat exchanger upgrade, a custom HPE camshaft, and a HPE engine management system. As the 750 in the name suggests, the package boosts power to 560kW (750hp) at 6300rpm.

Step up from the HPE750 kit to the HPE850 and you get a new 2.9-litre supercharger (up from the 1.7L Eaton R1740 TVS supercharger), ported cylinder heads, long-tube stainless steel headers and midpipes, high-flow catalytic converters, a custom Hennessy bonnet, and an intercooler upgrade. This brings power up to 634kW (850hp) at 6500rpm.

Last up is the HPE1000 kit. In terms of what extra equipment you get, this kit sees upgrades such as forged pistons, forged steel rods, a custom HPE camshaft, and an intercooler heat exchanger installed. As a result, power jumps to a whopping 746kW (1000hp) at 6500rpm.

Hennessey says that all kits undergo dyno tuning and road testing, and come with different levels of limited warranty; three-year/36,000 miles (57,936km) for the HPE750 kit, and one-year/12,000 mile (19,312kms) for the HPE850 and HPE1000 kits. If adding a Hennessey HPE kit to your Corvette isn’t enough, the company also offers carbon fibre door sill plates and its H10 Monoblock wheels.

The new Corvette isn’t available for purchase in Australia, however, with Holden retiring the V8 Commodore SS in 2016, perhaps GM might consider bringing the ‘Vette Down Under? Check out the video below featuring John Hennessey, as he speaks about the Z06 at the SEMA show earlier this month.

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