Hennessey C7 Corvette breaks 200mph on a new Texas toll road [video]

There are not too many cars that can break the 200mph barrier.

The new seventh-generation Corvette Stingray uses a 455bhp V8, good for a top speed around 180mph. Not bad! In fact it is the fastest and most powerful standard Corvette ever.

Obviously there is always room for improvement and Texas based tuner Hennessey Performance has the right package if you want more power together with improved performance numbers.

Last week on December 11th, Hennessey powered Corvette, driven by company founder John Hennessey, achieved a top speed of 200.6mph on a closed section of a new Texas toll road. The double digit run was verified with both the VBox GPS-based data acquisition system on board and by radar courtesy of Texas State Troopers.

The good news for txDOT toll officials is that the high speed run gave a chance to test its toll tag RFID system, which was still able to tag the Corvette at 200 miles per hour.

The 200mph C7 utilized the HPE600 package (long-tube headers, ported factory cylinder heads, high-flow cats, HPE camshaft and HPE tune) plus a Nitrous Express 100-hp nitrous oxide system.

For even more power HPE will soon release the HPE700 supercharged package, that includes a TVS2300 supercharger, HPE custom camshaft, air induction system, high-flow heads, long-tube headers and HPE tune.


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