Hennessey highlights its stainless steel exhaust for the Chevrolet Corvette C8 which makes the sound of the sports car a lot nastier in this video. There is also a chance to see the work required to install the new pipes.
The new cat-back exhaust weighs about 10 pounds (4.54 kilograms) less than the original unit. It would also have released around 21 horsepower (16 kilowatts) and 19 foot-pounds (26 Newton meters) of wheel power. These numbers are pretty impressive, and Hennessey has a video (below) showing a dyno race to substantiate the claims.
Hennessey says an individual can install the exhaust on their own, but judging by this video, you’re going to want to access an elevator before trying it out. Bringing the parts to a professional with the proper tools is a smarter decision. There are lots of bolts to remove in hard-to-reach places and the entire rear fascia should come off.
When the job is finished, the new exhaust has a slightly polished finish with circular outlets. The curved shape of the pipes creates an area in the center where the two arches meet, and Hennessey adds its logo to this section.
Compared to the original configuration, the Hennessey exhaust has much more bass to its sound. Even as the diet goes up, the noise never really gets a high note.
Hennessey plans to build 1,000 units of this exhaust for 2020-2021. The company builds around 20 a week, so the tuner plans three to four weeks for delivery.
The first 100 units of the stainless steel exhaust cost $ 2,995. After that, the price goes up to $ 3,495.