Hennessey Goes Behind The Scenes Of Its 205-MPH Top Speed Run


Hennessey Performance made a big splash earlier this week, becoming the first on record to exceed 200 miles per hour in a C8 Corvette. While the car they used is much less modified than any of their planned future mid-engine Corvette creations will be, the test demonstrated just how capable the new ‘vette is out of the box. And with a little help from some nitrous oxide.

In this behind the scenes video, Hennessey shows some of what it took to get the C8 over the speed threshold, including the aero modifications and extra power. The car doing the run is equipped with the Z51 aero package, which actually brings the C8’s top speed down from 194 mph to 184 mph, due to the excess downforce and increased drag. 

The famed tuner shop remedied this issue by ripping the spoiler off the car entirely, which made things much more slippery. But as the driver…

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