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Normally the twisting of an ignition key doesn't constitute news here at Autoblog, but this is one of the few exceptions. Back in January, Hennessey Performance announced the HPE700, a concoction born from the combination of an LS9 supercharged V8 from a ZR1 and a 2010 Camaro. The Texas-based company only recently shoe-horned the engine into the engine bay. A video camera was on when it was finally time to start the newly created monster, and the sound is nothing short of amazing. The result of open headers plus what appears to be a fairly aggressive cam makes for a sound that has the hairs on the backs of our necks standing on end. Have a listen for yourself by watching the video after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Brian!



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      ssquad97
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it me... or does this thing sound like the Thundertank?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaupiJBGsP4
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is...

      That is all...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The idea of that ZR-1 engine put in a Camaro is just an amazing thing to imagine. Having now heard what it sounds like, I cant wait for video of it on the move!
      • 5 Years Ago
      inb4 crook comments.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hardly any point anymore, AB is obviously in his pocket.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For about $30K you can buy the LS9 as a crate motor. I'm sure no ZR1 was hurt in the making of this Camaro.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bleh. I swear Autoblog, I love your site but you have the worst comment system ever coded.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are you there, God? It's me, Jake. Please grant me the talent to make enough money to afford one of these, and the talent to drive one of them without wrapping it around a tree. And if it be your will for me to kill myself driving it, please kill John Hennessey so that he may build me another one to drive in Heaven.

      Amen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      And off to the right side over there we can see the Velocity Yellow ZR1 that was brought in for a "tune-up".
      • 5 Years Ago
      My earphones couldn't even handle that. I need to upgrade and listen again.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sounds amazing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        At first I thought "hmm this is a quiet video let me turn my speakers up." And then it started lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        There are no exhaust mods, because there is no exhaust. Open headers=nothing connected to the headers. It's very likely that they don't even have a manifold mocked up yet.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sounds like my father in laws 68 GMC grain truck when it lost its exhaust...ie sounds like shi7.
        • 5 Years Ago
        worst acoustics ever... lets stand 5 feet from GM's most powerful engine ever while inside a concrete garage... i'm sure the car sounds amazing, but whoever created the video needs to learn how to use a camcorder and edit audio

        or this car is so amazingly raw that no mic can capture it's note
        • 5 Years Ago
        sound has more to do with the exhaust mods than the engine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Finish this thing up and so you can get a good vid of it racing the viper v10-powered challenger down a strip. THAT MUST HAPPEN!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hot Rod editor Ron Kinnan: 'Every street car should have a parachute.'
      Hot Rod editor Frieburger: 'No, every street car should NEED a parachute.'

      I'll add that every car that has a supercharger and 8 cylinders should have open headers.
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