The mechanicals from the Chevy remain the same but Ares has managed to crank the output of the 6.2-litre V8 up to 705 hp (526 kW) and 970 Nm (715 lb-ft) of torque.
Performance-wise, the new Z06 is actually being benchmarked against beasts like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
On the 2nd of April. the owner took delivery of his Sebring Orange C8 with the Z51 Performance Package.
The hammer fell at a whopping $3 million (approx. R43 million) ending up in the hands of NASCAR team owner and car collector, Rick Hendrick.
Will we see this (and hear this) glorious new 5.5-litre V8 in a production car? According to Jalopnik who spoke with one of their engineers, we certainly will.
According to the Wrecked Musclecars account on Instagram, the Corvette clipped an oncoming SUV at a corner.
Unless you are a professional driver, always keep your ESC activated on track.
The creation is officially called the Hennessey HPE850 and as you might suspect the 850 is the total horsepower.
Late Model Racecraft are responsible for this tuning job but they have not disclosed the details of the build.
It’s not his first rodeo though as he has been driving the pace car for the Detroit GP for years.