Hennessey has announced plans to produce a limited edition 2010 HPE700 Camaro that will produce an insane 705 hp and 717 lb.-ft. of torque, effectively turning Chevy's newest muscle car into a super car.
Hennessey Performance Engineering is known for pushing the limits in terms of high horsepower speed demons and their latest creation is no exception. The company has announced plans to produce a limited edition 2010 HPE700 Camaro that will make an insane 705 hp and 717 lb.-ft. of torque, effectively turning Chevy's newest muscle car into a super car.
Power comes from the Corvette ZR1's supercharged LS9 V8 engine which normally cranks out 620 hp and 595 lb.-ft. of torque but Hennessey engineers have tweaked the engine to produce an extra 85 hp and 123 lb.-ft. of torque. The end result makes the top of the line Camaro SS with 422 hp and 408 lb-ft look downright modest in comparison.
Of course to qualify as a legitimate supercar takes more than a big power rating, so Hennessey equipped the HPE700 Camaro with the optional 15 inch carbon brakes from the ZR1, light weight HRE wheels with Michelin PS2 tires, and added a thoroughly upgraded suspension.
The exterior receives a special aerodynamics package dubbed "Cam-Aero" that includes a carbon fiber spoiler, carbon fiber side rocker panels, a carbon fiber front splitter, a front fascia with a retro "hideaway" looking headlights, and a billet grille. In a show of respect to the Corvette ZR1, the HPE700 Camaro will also feature a hood with a window that offers a view of the engine.
The first HPE700 Camaro will be auctioned off at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona but beginning on January 19 customers can order one from select Chevrolet dealers or directly from Hennessey Performance Engineering. Considering that the ZR1 starts at $106,520 the HPE700 Camaro's base price of $109,500 sounds a little steep, but it also includes a one day performance driving course at the Lonestar Motorsports Park in Texas.