Hennessey Performance isn’t losing any time benchmarking its new 2020 Chevy Corvette. Just yesterday we watched the car or truck make an spectacular 466 horsepower (347 kilowatts) to the wheels on Hennessey’s Dynojet chassis dyno. Now, we have a top velocity operate that sees the new mid-motor ‘Vette blast from naught to about a buck eighty in fifty four.5 seconds. Not also shabby for the base model C8.
The movie only gives us a watch of the Corvette’s digital speedometer and a corresponding V8 soundtrack to go with the immediate rise in velocity. Delivered this is the similar car or truck showcased formerly in the company’s dyno clip, it’s a bone inventory car or truck outfitted with the Z51 performance package. For every Chevrolet, the car or truck develops 495 hp (369 kilowatts) and can hit sixty mph in just two.9 seconds. Chevrolet also says the extra aero factors in the Z51 package boundaries top velocity to 184 mph.
How does Hennessey’s velocity operate review to formal C8 stats? The dyno pull recommended the car’s motor would make extra electric power than advertised, but authentic-globe performance doesn’t again that up. Hennessey achieves a -sixty time of 4.one seconds, perfectly off Chevrolet’s said time. It runs the quarter-mile in eleven.98 seconds at 116 mph, and clips the half-mile in 18.76 seconds at 143 mph. The speedometer in the long run reveals a max velocity of 181 mph, however the movie clarifies a velocity of 182 mph was GPS-confirmed.
Of system, there are many variables that can affect authentic-globe performance. This car or truck appeared to have considerable wheelspin in initial equipment, and it’s fairly attainable the 184-mph mark could’ve been attained with extra home to operate. Considering the fact that we’re not supplied an exterior watch we never know how considerably space was available, nor do we know the condition of the area for launching. Suffice it to say, the Corvette is not sluggish by any means, even if these numbers are a bit at the rear of Chevy’s formal figures.
What’s following for the C8 at Hennessey? We suspect some drag races are coming as part of the tuner’s quest to build baseline performance. The large dilemma is no matter if Hennessey will be able to crack the C8’s motor computer for electric power updates. Prior experiences have mentioned the Corvette’s mind is untunable, but the similar was mentioned about the ZR1 and that nut was finally cracked.