Hennessey Performance Engineering promised a 1000 horsepower, twin turbocharged 2014 Corvette Stingray way back in February of last year, just a month after the car’s unveiling in Detroit. We’ve yet to see that car’s debut, but one tuner, Vengeance Racing, appears to have beaten HPE to the 1000 horsepower punch.
Vengeance Racing’s C7 is the first known 1000 horsepower Stingray in existence. The car was first fitted with an East Coast Supercharging supercharger system, Vengeance’s own camshaft kit and a host of other upgrades, which resulted in 890 horsepower and 743 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. Figuring that wasn’t enough, Vengeance went all in and gave the C7 a 100 shot of nitrous. The result was an absolutely bonkers 1,018 horsepower and 894 lb-ft of torque. Notably, the car is producing those power numbers on a stock bottom end, a stock transmission and clutch and a stock differential, which is a good testament to the C7’s durability.
Vengeance put together a video of the car and also threw in a short clip mocking the somewhat cheesy ride along videos, which usually show good-looking girls getting scared stiff by obscenely powerful cars. Check it out just below and let us know what you think of the world’s most powerful Stingray in the comments.