C8 Stingray owners - listen up.
If you are one of the lucky owners of the Corvette Stingray C8, you may have felt your ears prick up a little when we brought you news of Hennessey's 200 mph rocket. A common conversion that yields big results is a twin-turbo upgrade, and although Hennessey does offer such a kit, the company's record-breaking C8 is modified in a much milder manner. A 135-horsepower nitrous system is there, but the real news is that Hennessey is happy with its stainless steel exhaust system after much testing on the dyno and the road. Thus, the system is now available for purchase by the general public.
Sounds good, doesn't it? Without the laughing gas and just the addition of the exhaust system, Hennessey claims an increase of 21 horsepower and 19 lb-ft of torque on the wheels. In addition, this setup saves 10 pounds over the factory system. Before we get to the pricing, have a look at the pictures below and see what a splendid work of art these pipes have become. Not only are they pretty, they're limited too. Hennessey will only build 1,000 units in the first year. Fortunately, despite plenty of custom builds from the company that are highly labor-intensive, this exhaust system is a direct bolt-on for all 2020/2021 Stingrays.
A certificate of authenticity accompanies the system, and a lifetime warranty is included too. So how much do you have to shell out for the setup? Before shipping, you'll pay $3,495, which doesn't seem too unreasonable. But the cherry on the cake is that if you are one of the first 100 individuals to place an order, you'll get the system at a special price of $2,995. If you can't wait for software tuning, this may be just the trick to satisfy your craving for a little more power and noise. Regardless of what you decide, Hennessey will be offering a lot more in the future, from lightweight wheels to carbon aero bits.