Posted by Anthony CarboneApril 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm
With the recent release of the Chevrolet Camaro, the Z28 performance version doesn’t appear willing to make it’s debut anytime soon, especially with the state of the economy and more importantly the gloomy and stalled auto industry.
Leave it to Hennessey Performance to create the Hennessey Camaro HPE550 which pumps out 562hp and 557 ft-lbs of torque! Hennessey claims this tuning package will deliver a 0-60mph clocking of 3.9 seconds and a quarter mile run at 11.9 seconds at 119mph.
Hennessey achieves this by taking a stock 2010 Camaro SS and adding a Magnuson supercharger, Corsa exhaust system, high flow fuel injectors, aero package, aluminum forged 1 piece wheels and a touch of the Hennessey spirit. The upgrade package alone costs $24,000 for pickup or $31,000 USD installed.
For those who really want to blow out their Camaro SS and be the baddest kids on the block, Hennessey provides a HPE700 ($54,000 USD = 705hp & 717 ft-lb torque, 0-60 in 3.7 seconds top speed 201mph) and HPE1000 ($59,000 USD=1000hp) packages which are twin turbo setups.
HENNESSEY PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION 562 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE PACKAGE FOR THE 2010 CAMARO
SEALY, (TX) – Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), well known for their extreme performance sports cars and muscle cars, announces their Limited Edition 2010 HPE550 Camaro.
At the heart of the beast is a supercharger system added atop the LS3 V8 making 6 psi boost combined with a Corsa stainless steel exhaust system and custom engine management calibration from HPE. This upgrade system results in 562 bhp and 557 lb-ft torque. Rounding out the package, HPE adds a set of light weight 20 inch wheels, Hennessey’s Cam-Aero ™ body upgrades include: Rear lip spoiler, carbon side rocker panels and front splitter, Hennessey graphics package and premium floor mats.
Hennessey plans to offer up to 500 units for the 2010 model year. Each HPE550 will come with its own unique serial number which will be displayed on a plaque located on the dash and under the hood. Other options available from HPE include: Larger brakes, suspension upgrades, upgraded interiors along with larger wheels and tires. HPE will also be offering more powerful engine upgrades including twin turbo systems producing up to 1000 hp.
HPE is also offering a modified version of the LS9 motor which currently powers the 638 bhp Corvette ZR1. The company has been testing their 705 bhp variant of the LS9 since February using retired GM engineer and racer, John Heinricy as their development engineer and test driver. Heinricy recently drove Hennessey’s ZR1 at the Texas Mile to a record setting speed of 196.7 mph in the standing mile.
“The HPE550 upgrade package gives 2010 Camaro owners the kind of power they are going to want, especially when they roll up on a Shelby GT500 Mustang”, said John Hennessey, President and CEO of Hennessey Performance Engineering. “We will also be offering an extensive list of aftermarket performance parts and accessories for the 2010 Camaro. From mild to wild, new Camaro owners will be able to order air induction systems, exhaust and header systems as well as supercharger systems, suspension kits and more.
HPE550 buyers will also receive a 1/2-day performance driving course at Lonestar Motorsports Park – a ¼ mile dragstrip facility located adjacent to Hennessey’s 24,000 square foot production facility and showroom. The HPE550 Camaro is available from select Chevrolet dealers as well as directly from Hennessey Performance Engineering. Production will begin in May, 2009 and orders are now being taken.
Located just west of Houston Texas at the Lonestar Motorsports Park complex, HPE has been building American supercars for nearly two decades with its Veyron-beating Venom Vipers, Ford GT’s and recently released Dodge Challengers.