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Texas-based tuning company Hennessey Performance routinely turns Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1s into tire-vaporizing, 1,000-horsepower monsters. However, the Texas tuners do more than supercharge muscle cars; they’ll pump up Ford Broncos, and yes, even drop-top Corvettes for maximum performance. Such is the case with the latest Hennessey Corvette C8: a supercharged H700 Convertible package with over 700 horsepower. 

Hennessey will turn a C8 Corvette Convertible into a 708-horsepower drop-top rocket

A factory 2024 Chevrolet Corvette C8 isn’t exactly anemic. In standard spec, a C8 Stingray produces 490 horsepower from its naturally aspirated, 6.2L pushrod LT2 V8. However, shrewd shoppers opt for the dual-mode performance exhaust system, which bumps output to 495. 

However, for some Corvette owners, the N/A LT2 simply won’t cut it. Enter Hennessey Performance, the tuning house with an “H700” package for the Stingray. As the name suggests, John Hennessey’s namesake company will endow a Corvette with over 700 ponies. Specifically, a Hennessey Corvette hard top convertible (HTC) will produce 708 horsepower and 638 lb-ft of torque after getting the H700 treatment. 

A bright red H700 C8 Corvette Convertible shows off its Hennessey work.
H700 C8 Corvette Convertible | Hennessey Performance

As a result, an H700 Corvette is just nine horsepower behind the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. To accomplish the big, Hellcat-fighting numbers, Hennessey adds a supercharger, intercooler, performance tune, transmission calibration, and a cat-back exhaust system. According to the tuner, the H700 enjoys an average power increase of 44%. What’s more, its magical 708-horsepower figure puts it ahead of any current production Corvette, including the high-revving Z06.

John Hennessey, the Texan behind the tuning outfit, had this to say about the H700. “Our supercharged C8 Convertible boosts America’s favorite sports car to extraordinary performance levels. We’ve unleashed the power that Chevrolet left on the table, boosting output by more than 200 bhp. Few cars, especially at this price, can deliver this level of power, acceleration, and engaging open-air driving experience alongside the Corvette’s distinctive V8 roar.”

The H700 package typically starts at around $34,950 and comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.