Now that the 2020 Corvette C8 is rolling out for delivery, eager tuners are already throwing it around to see what it’ll do in preparation for future performance mods. Texas-based speed pros Hennessey Performance is no different, recently posting video that shows the company’s factory stock coupe out for some laps at the Circuit of the Americas race track.
“Just a few days ago, Hennessey’s 2020 C8 Corvette was still in stock form,” reads the video description. “As part of our baseline data collection process, the car was driven to Circuit of the Americas (COTA) outside of Austin, TX, where it was driven by 15-time SCCA national champion, John Heinricy.”
The video is a little under four minutes long, but does provide some slick footage of the new 2020 Corvette doing its thing at COTA. Heinricy clearly knows his way around an apex or two, running the new Vette to its limit without too much drama. The track looks a bit greasy, but the Hennessey crew manage to put down a quick time regardless, posting a 2:33.60 best lap in the first session.
It’s awesome to hear the new 2020 Corvette finally unleashed, with the naturally aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 just behind the driver’s seat zinging up to redline and crackling on downshifts. The abundance of camera views is also nice, including from the windshield, from the driver’s perspective, a fender cam, and a wide view from inside the cabin. We also get to see throttle and brake inputs, plus a horizontal tach.
Up next, Hennessey is looking to throw a set of turbochargers in back, boosting the new 2020 Corvette C8 up to a maximum of 1,200 horsepower. Stick around for the end of the video to hear the freshly turbo’d C8 throw down some revs.
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