It isn’t very often - if ever - you get the privilege of shutting down an entire section of highway for your own, completely legal top speed run. That is, of course, if you live in Texas where they do everything big and you're planted in a modified 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 huffing a 100-shot of nitrous.
Case in point, the good folks at Henneseey Performance - a name we’ve all become to know for their all-inclusive, high-horsepower packages for nearly every make and model. This time, Hennessey massaged the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette with their HPE600 package of underhood goods, which includes a set of high-flow cylinder heads, long-tube headers, custom HPE camshaft and HPE engine management calibration.
According to the HPE folks, it’s all good for 603 hp at 6,500rpm. Making this package even more unique is the limited run of only 100 units and an available CarbonAero carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, side sills and front lip spoiler for cutting the wind. The Corvette in this video also comes with the Hennessey H10 Monoblock wheels too and some extra punch compliments of a 100-shot of giggle-gas.
But what better way to showcase what the HPE600 package can do for the C7 Corvette than with a full-tilt blast on a Texas toll road? Specificially, Houston's Grand Parkway (Texas State Highway 99). Of course, Hennesey was lending a hand to the state of Texas' Depart of Transportation and TransCore who was also on hand to test out the EZ Tag System, which essentially allows the electronic toll collection from motorists without ever having to stop at toll booths. What better way to test the toll system than from the efforts of a 600hp C7 Corvette letting it all hang loose on a completrley open stretch of highway?
With a completely barren highway, Hennessey straps in, fires up the Corvette and begins the boogie. We get the entire show for this 200mph plus run. As a result, this particular HPE600 Corvette has just become the first ever C7 to break 200 miles per hour. The numbers don’t lie either. The Texas Highway Patrol was also on hand to record the mile per hour. Make sure to turn up your speakers. You won’t believe how good this Vette sounds bookin’ down the highway at triple digits.