Vengeance Racing shows off 1000-horsepower Corvette Stingray [Video]

Tuner beats Hennessey to build first 1000HP Stingray.

Vengeance Racing has staked its claim as the first tuner to build a 1000-horsepower Corvette C7 Stingray.

The company had already built a Stingray with 890 horsepower and 743 lb-ft of torque, thanks to an East Coast supercharger and a slew of other beefed-up components.

Adding a nitrous system helped the company reach a claimed 1,018 horsepower and 894 lb-ft of torque--more than doubling the stock Stingray's 450-pony output from the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 mill.

Vengeance isn't the only company working on Chevrolet's flagship sports car. The better-known tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering announced early last year that it expected to fetch 800 to 1000 horsepower by adding a twin-turbocharger kit.

In the meantime, Hennessey already offers a supercharger kit that bumps the car up to 700 horsepower. Both tuners offer a wide range of upgrades to help the engine handle such power.

Hennessey has yet to follow-up with an update on its 1000-pony Stingray project.

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