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Got Ninja Syndrome?

John Gilbert Jan 20, 2016
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There’s no such thing as too much horsepower. After a short while driving any car regularly can make it become boring. The condition known as “Ninja Syndrome” is named in honor of the blindingly fast Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle where what once seemed like a scary amount of horsepower soon becomes ordinary and commonplace.

If you are the owner of a 650 horsepower 2015-2016 Corvette Z06 and suffering from Ninja Syndrome, the folks at Hennessey have the cure. It’s a $74,500 blueprint job that punches your stock LT4 out to 416-inches with a 4.00-inch stroker crank and 11.5:1 compression. It’s a full-service operation, all one has to do is deliver their 2015-2016 Corvette Z06 to Hennessey and the results are 1,000hp at 6,800 rpm and 887 lb-ft torque at 4,200rpm. To get those numbers Hennessey installs a high-flow supercharger with an extreme duty intercooler system. The list of parts and machine work goes like this.

• Custom forged aluminum pistons with 11.5:1 compression ratio & steel wrist pins
• 6.125-inch billet steel H-beam connecting rods with ARP bolts
• Balance, blueprint & assemble short-block: fully de-bur block, line hone block with ARP main studs, deck block
• Bore block on 3-axis CNC mill, hone block with torque plates, balance crankshaft, check bearing clearances
• Assemble short-block
• CNC ported cylinder heads: competition valve job, extensive flow testing, chambers milled to desired cc
• Lightweight hollow stem intake valves, exhaust valves
• Extreme duty dual valve springs
• Titanium retainers, machined locators and locks, GM valve seals
• Chamber volumes measures and adjusted for compression
• CNC work hand blended into valve job, spring pressures measured and adjusted
• HPE hydraulic roller camshaft upgrade
• Hydraulic lifter upgrade with extreme duty pushrods
• 1.75-inch stainless steel long-tube headers
• Stainless steel mid-pipe exhaust upgrade
• High-flow catalytic converters
• HPE engine management upgrade and chassis dyno calibration
• Professional installation and all necessary gaskets and fluids
• Chassis dyno testing: you’ll receive a before and after dyno graph report showing power and torque measured at the rear wheels
• Road testing (up to 100 miles)
• Hennessey exterior badge (rear)
• HPE1000 Powered by Hennessey badges (side and rear)
• Hennessey serial numbered plaque signed by John Hennessey (interior)
• Hennessey serial numbered plaque signed by the HPE technician (engine bay)
• Powered by Hennessey premium floor mats protect the carpet incase a turd falls out of a scared passenger’s pant leg
• Serial numbered Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by John Hennessey
• Free lifetime membership in the official Hennessey Vehicle Registry (HVR)
• 1 Year / 12,000 mile limited warranty (contact a Hennessey Performance sales associate for more details)
• Half of a tank of Shell V-Power Nitro+ 93 octane gasoline
• Pennzoil Ultra Platinum synthetic oil and filter change

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