Texan John Hennessey has a love affair with cars; and speed, like price, is not an object. Being an epic gear head, he modified his 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray to hit speeds of 200mph.
Um, yes please.
Last week, [John] Hennessey and the Texas state troopers were back at it — this time with a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray bumped up to 700 hp, proving once again that the Lone Star State can properly track cars traveling 200 mph.
Hennessey’s first stab at tweaking the Stingray for more power has been fairly mild by his standards; of the 240-hp step up from the stock machine, 100 hp came from a nitrous system, with the rest provided by enlarged headers, exhausts and other deep-breathing changes.
Luckily for Hennessey, Texas authorities are not only building copious amounts of new toll roads like the stretch outside Houston shown below, but take a pro-business outlook towards letting a tuner do high-speed testing. Since the road carries no traffic yet, the state patrol was there mostly as spectators and to test their radar guns on a 200-mph target. (H/T – Robert B.)
Friggin’ Texas; ya gotta love it. There’s video at the link. If you’re a speed freak, check it out.