2010 Hennessey Camaro HPE550 Fills the Z28 Void
Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has extreme tuning offerings on a wide range of autos from A to Z. But it has always been their amazing transformations of American muscle cars such as the Chevy Corvette and Dodge Viper that have been the true standouts. Back in January they unleashed the Hennessey HPE700 Camaro, which uses the supercharged LS9 V8 from the Corvette ZR1 to produce 705 hp and 717 lb-ft of torque. They also added the ZR1’s 15 inch carbon ceramic brakes and a host of other performance, aerodynamic and aesthetic tweaks. But for some, 705 hp and a base price tag of $109,500 may be a bit too steep. And so now, Hennessey has just announced their Limited Edition 2010 HPE550 Camaro. Only 500 units will be available for the 2010 model year.
The Hennessey 2010 HPE550 Camaro starts with the standard SS model and adds a Magnuson supercharger with 6 psi boost along with a Corsa stainless steel exhaust system and custom engine calibration to produce 562 bhp and 557 lb-ft of torque. The gives the car a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.9 seconds which shaves a little over a full second from the stock SS. In addition, you get 20 inch lightweight wheels, a rear lip spoiler along with carbon fiber rocker panels and front splitter. The branding includes a Hennessey custom graphics package and floor mats.
You can order the Hennessey HPE550 Camaro kit through mail (with IKEA instructions) for $24,900 or pony up $31,000 to get it fully installed (highly recommended). Don’t forget that you will still need to supply a 2010 Chevy Camaro SS. Additional options including bigger brakes, suspension upgrades, larger wheels and tires or revised interiors. Of course, there is a 850 hp ($54,500) or 1,000 hp ($59,500) turbo setup available as well if you want to take on the neighbor’s Bugatti. I’m just saying, I’m just saying…