If a 12,000-hp Corvette sounds a bit like overkill, then Hennessey has another delectable C8 upgrade for you. Hennessey Performance has introduced a new exhaust system that boosts output on the eighth-gen Corvette and gives the sports car an even sweeter soundtrack.
In the video below, Hennessey walks customers through the kit’s somewhat involving installation process. While the tuner recommends taking the parts to a professional auto tech for installation, expert assemblers can certainly DIY the upgrade if they have a few tools on hand. Made of 100 percent stainless steel, the exhaust upgrade adds 21 hp and 19 lb-ft of torque to the Corvette’s mid-mounted V-8 engine. Top speed is 205 mph, according to Hennessey.
The upgrade also sheds 10 pounds from the regular Corvette’s stock exhaust. Hennessey claims the upgrade is emissions-compliant in all 50 states and comes with a lifetime warranty. Delivery takes up to four weeks.
So how much does it cost for a leaner, meaner Corvette? The first 100 customers pay $2,995, and after those orders are filled, the price jumps to $3,495. Hennessey only plans to build 1,000 units for 2020 and 2021 model year Corvettes.
A year after its introduction, the Corvette is even more enticing. The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette maintains the same starting price as its 2020 counterpart while adding new tech features, paint colors, and stripe packages. Our 2020 Car of the Year remains one of the best sports cars on the market today, with the performance to rival exotic supercars, while also sporting a spacious and comfortable cabin that renders it an everyday driver.