Hennessey HPE600 Corvette is First C7 to Break 200 mph

John Hennessey Breaks 200 mph in C7 Corvette Stingray on Texas Toll Road

Want to break the 200-mph barrier in your C7 Corvette Stingray? One option is to go with Hennessey’s HPE600 upgrade that gets you to 600 horsepower. Top that off with a 100-horsepower Nitrous Express kit to leap to 700 horsepower, and you’ve got yourself the configuration that was recently proven to take the C7 Corvette all the way up to 200.6 mph, making the HPE600 Corvette the first C7 to bust into 200-mph territory.

Oh, there’s one more thing you might want to do in order to break 200 mph in your C7: find an empty stretch of closed road like the Grand Parkway near Houston, Texas, and get the authorities to supervise you … you know, for legal reasons and what not.

Check out the C7 Corvette’s major top-speed milestone in the video below, and be on the lookout at 2:17 when John Hennessey nearly drives the Corvette through a flock of birds at 197 mph.

Click here to see how 200 mph looked on Instagram.

via [Autoweek, hpedesign]