Hennessey, once a tuning company turned YouTube channel, has been baiting the world into thinking they’ve created a viable twin-turbo C8 Corvette Stingray. They haven’t, and every video that has been uploaded so far proves it. Or, at minimum, suggests that things are very, very far from being anything close to done. And until that pesky ECU is figured out, so it will remain.
Despite this, the internet is full of mouth breathers that are just as gullible as they are stupid. Unfortunately, they seem to think that Hennessey has silenced the naysayers in a cult-like fashion. In fact, it’s reflective of those worshiping at the alter of God Emperor Musk. But we do our best to keep things more secular over here.
If you’ve been following us long, you hopefully have noticed our efforts in reporting on the anticipated troubles that aftermarket companies will have when it comes to tuning the ECU of the C8 Corvette. In effect, we also have to watch for any tuning company that may mislead people into thinking that they’ve got it figured out. Hennessey, for example, has made a lot of noise with regard to a a twin turbo C8 Corvette project. But ultimately, the company has even gone as far as to admitting that it will likely need help from General Motors itself to access the vehicle’s ECU. Despite this, HPE has gone to make three videos now of a “boosted” C8, because clicks matter more than facts in this post-truth world.
The third video, posted today, has a 2020 Corvette Stingray strapped to the dyno. With a pair of Precision Turbo 62mm turbochargers affixed just off the ground and behind the catalytic converters, the C8 started rolling. Power claimed from the dyno pull was 643 horsepower at “6,200” RPM. Although it appears in the video that the twin turbo C8 Corvette cuts power well before reaching anything close to that rev count. As if the (stock) ECU detected that things have been tampered with. And yes, according to Hennessey itself in a social media post, the ECU remains stock and locked. In other words, nothing to see here, folks. Just noise.