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Corvette as autobahn police car

German Ministry of Transport and tuning company TIKT Performance have taken a standard Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (the same as for Hennessey Z700)model and made it into a true road monster. It has the acceleration and reliability of a German car, handling that of a Japanese one and the looks and blood of a true American muscle car.

This one of a kind Corvette is not the first product of the social campaign TUNE IT! SAFE! (insisting on a safe car tuning). It was just unveiled at the Essen car tuning exhibition; its makers likewise their predecessors boldly expresses that car should be tuned only in a professional way with high quality components and materials, ensuring the best results and utmost safety.

TIKT Performance detailed Corvette from the standard model version differs, first of all, by its appearance: it has a custom made car body panel set, including front and rear bumpers, winded fenders, moldings, 20-inch wheels and, of course, a traditional police car paintjob in flashing light colors. Inside you can find a mounted police communication system.

On the technical side there have not been many changes. Policeman will have to rely on a standard 6.2 liter V8 engine with 466 horsepower, but it’s more than enough to catch up with any law-braking driver. The vehicle can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds thanks to its special seven speed manual transmission.

It may be noted that the seventh generation Corvette Stingray was presented already in 2013. Few weeks later, general public was introduced to its hot modification Z06 as well as C7 R that is intended for maximum adrenaline in race tracks.

Hennessey Z700: A 1,000 HP Corvette

There will always be people with a belief that some extra horsepower comes only in favor for the car. Such folks will enjoy the product brought to us by Hennessey Performance Engineering studio, this time they have come up with an ultra-concept looking Z700. Photos show that it’s designed on Corvette ZR-1 base. We have information that there will be only 24 copies of Z700 sold worldwide, which makes this model quite exclusive.

Initial tuning program made it possible to increase the number of horsepower from 638 hp to 705 hp at 6400 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour is achieved in 2.9 seconds that is half a second faster that for the street version of this vehicle – ZR1.

If it’s not good enough for you, technicians at Hennessey are ready to offer Z700 versions with 775hp or even 1000 hp power. Of course, for such a vehicle not only the engine is upgraded, but all the nifty gritty components are replaced with alternatives that weight less and are more durable. This is not only to improve the car’s performance abilities, but also to meet the highest safety measures.

Hennessey version of Corvette ZR1 starting price is a little over 200 thousand dollars. Yes, Z700 is two times more expensive than the fullest version of ZR1 and costs four times more than the Corvette Coupe V8. But, you have to be ready to spend money for a performance like this, don’t you?