Earlier this month, a Hennessey C7 became the first 2014 Corvette Stingray to break the 200 mph barrier by reaching a maximum speed of 200.6 mph. Piloted by none other than John Hennessy himself, this incredible feat took place on a closed section of the new Grand Parkway toll road located just outside of Houston, Texas. The Hennessey modified Corvette is equipped with their HPE600 upgrade kit in conjunction with a 100 shot of nitrous which combines for a total of 700 horsepower. As the old saying goes, “everything really is bigger and faster in Texas.”
Hennessey C7 2014 Corvette Stingray
Be sure to watch the whole video as it’s truly epic around 4:25. For the full story please see the Hennessey site.
Well the old saying everything is bigger in Texas sure comes to life here.The Texas Mile has grown rapidly since the inaugural event in October 2003. Participants now come from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico to test themselves and their machines on the fastest and most challenging one mile track in the world. They achieve their top speed in one mile and shut down in a 1/2-Mile. This bi-annual Motorsports Festival is created for the performance enthusiast – Welcoming Motorcycles, Performance Street Cars, Race Cars and Land Speed Racers.
One such machine is the 2000 Chevy Camaro owned by Kelly Bise, driven by Josh Ledford and built by Houston, Texas based Late Model Racecraft.
See the Camaro in action at the Texas Mile in March 2012.
Specs are as follows:
461 cubic inch V8 Big block with twin turbos pushing over 2000 HP at the wheels