2010 Hennessey Z700 Is A Track Monster Born from the Chevy Corvette ZR1
If your mantra is “Too much horsepower is never enough” Hennessey Performance Engineering has answered your call. This is especially true if you are the owner of a 2010 Chevy Corvette ZR1. If you’re thinking — ‘Isn’t the 2010 Corvette ZR1 already the fastest and most powerful production Vette ever with 638 hp and supercar performance?’ — you are correct. But Hennessey believes that everyone should have an opportunity to step their ride up to the next level. Porsche 911 owners can purchase the GT3 RS, Dodge Viper drivers can grab the Viper ACR and now Corvette ZR1 enthusiasts can move up to the Hennessey Z700.
The Hennessey Z700 is dyno tuned to 705 bhp and 717 lb-ft of torque with the help of a new supercharger, upgraded exhaust and reworked air induction systems. The 2010 Corvette ZR1 is then put on a serious diet with the biggest reduction coming via the replacement of stock rims with ultra-lightweight carbon fiber wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires (which sheds 60 pounds). A Z-Aero carbon fiber front splitter, canards and rear spoiler add over 300 pounds of downforce. You also get a revised interior that includes carbon fiber seats along with an Alcantara steering wheel and shift knob.
All of the tuning mods allow the 2010 Hennessey Z700 to hit 60 mph from a stop in just 2.9 seconds, 100 mph in 6.4 seconds and reach the quarter mile in 10.6 seconds at a speed of 134 mph. The company plans to take their new creation to Nurburgring in Germany later this year to see if they can break the current lap record for the 2010 Corvette ZR1, which is 7:26.
HPE will be making only 24 units of this limited edition 2010 Corvette ZR1. With each purchase of the Hennessey H700 you also get a 1-day performance driving lesson at the company’s own private track, Lonestar Motorsports Park. The total cost for a HPE Z700, including the base ZR1, will start at $207,150. There is also a Hennessey Z750 (755 bhp) and Z1000 (1,000 bhp) package available for those who are either very capable or total idiots.