With Hennessey upgrades that boost its performance, you’ll have to watch to see if the Cadillac CT5-V comes out on top.
While the anticipation of a mid-engine Corvette first excited collectors and enthusiasts for the C8 generation, the real excitement was built around the future of the high-performance Z06 version. Falling into the hands of the upgrade specialists at Hennessey Performance, the team decided to put the stock C8 Corvette Z06 up against its very own H1000 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing in a head-to-head battle. The new Corvette Z06 unlocks a new category of power for the Chevrolet brand, generating an impressive 670 horsepower and 460lb-ft of torque directly to its rear wheels. The track-focused Corvette harnesses its power from a mid-engine 5.5L supercharged V8 that pairs perfectly with a quick-shifting 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
In Hennessey Performance’s corner is the once-factory Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, rolling off the production line with over 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. With Hennessey’s H1000 package, the Cadillac CT5-V now makes a jaw-dropping 1,000 horsepower and 966 lb-ft of torque thanks to an upgraded supercharger, cooling components, and a more aggressive engine tune. The race takes stage on Hennessey Performance’s test track, starting with a round one warm-up lap that turns into a 40mph roll race. With a couple more doors and some extra power under its hood, the Hennessey H1000 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing proves to be a worthy competitor against the new Z06. Needless to say, that specific C8 Corvette Z06 will not be stock for long in the hands of Hennessey Performance. View all Hennessey Performance inventory currently for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.
Source: Hennessey Performance YouTube