• Sep 22, 2009
Hennessey HPE700 on the dyno - Click above to watch the video after the break

By and large, we live in a society obsessed with numbers. How much money do you make? How big is your home? How many ounces is that piece of steak? Of course, those of us who obsessively cover the auto industry are most often concerned with numbers like top speed and peak horsepower. This being the case, we find ourselves keenly interested in the latest offering from Hennessey, which packs a modified LS9 V8 engine – more commonly found in the engine bay of the amazing Corvette ZR1 – in the new 2010 Chevy Camaro.

So, wanna know how much power the Hennessey HPE700 is packing? Of course you do. How about 645 rear-wheel horsepower and 653 lb-ft of torque? Yeah, that'll do nicely. These are the initial figures recorded on the HPE700's first dyno pull and were achieved with 14.5 psi of boost from the supercharger and 93 octane pump gas. Also, take special note of the dyno graph, which shows a squiggly line that isn't so much a torque peak as it is a torque plateau. Nice. Click past the break to watch the video.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Insert typical Hennessey comment here.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good to see that there are no boat anchors here...
      • 5 Years Ago
      "I can imagine death sounds something like that." Jeremy Clarkson

      F@cking Insane
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wait...so this guy is still in business? Wait... so you're still reporting about him? Wait... so this comment may get deleted because I'm putting down a man with a bad repertoire? Wait so I get to bear the brunt of his actions? Wait... just because I'm repeating all that he's done in the past, it's US who still has to view his creations (some of which are good), that will never ever be fruitful because of his cheating and deceiving ways?

      So... in essence.. you're telling me, that I have to sit here, that all of the autoblog readers have to sit here... knowing this mans past, and still somehow breathe in all of the accolades you give him?

      Well, doesn't matter if I say no or not. He's still going to get publicized on this site. And just watch... I might just get the banhammer for speaking my mind, and the mind of practically (if not ALL) of everyone else.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Blah....Blah......Blah.......

        These rants from people who have ZERO experience actually owning the product are so old. Every single car company/customizer has some complaints against them for one reason or another.

        If you have first hand experience getting ripped off from Hennessey we would all love to hear it. If you are just regurgitating what you've "read" somewhere else - then give it a rest.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't get it. If you want an LS9 engine, wouldn't it be better to buy a Corvette? The Corvette is lighter and handles better. The Camaro has a back seat, but come on, who's going to be taking their kids to school in a 600hp monster.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Who!? Maybe me. Sounds good at this end.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree with Bear.

        Might not be quite as fast, but its a) way cheaper than a Corvette b) you at least have the option of taking the kids to school when the minivan is in the shop.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why would I want to see a car accident, exotic or otherwise?
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is the same car they dropped the engine into months ago, Must be hard for him to find the parts to steal....err borrow in order to complete one
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ This Man

        Haha, "GRABBER Orange" - nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lots of posts on the Camaro, but nothing about how GM is downsizing it's warranty to screw over consumers. How (not) surprising!
        • 5 Years Ago
        lots of comments from Brian, but nothing new or even credible. How (not) surprising!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why take the engine from a ZR1 and put it in a lesser car? Hey any one up for a Bentley powered Impala?
        • 5 Years Ago
        A lesser car? Well, if you consider the Camaro SS and base Corvette have similar engines and power for $20K less and 2 extra seats.

        Why does it have to always be faster? In the Camaro, you get more for your money. Bang for your buck.
        • 5 Years Ago
        BigMcLargeHuge if you read my post again you'll notice I said the ZR1. Yes I consider the Camaro a lessor car that the $110.000 Corvette ZR1.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You would fail as a hot rodder.
        HotRodzNKustoms
        • 5 Years Ago
        The LS9 is available as a crate engine from GM. Even you and me can order one if we were so inclined.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why stop there? I want a Rolls-Royce Merlin G (from a WWII Spitfire) in my 2007 Impala. 1,030 Horsepower 27 Litre V-12 - the ultimate sleeper. I could probably sell it to Jay Leno for a fortune!
      • 5 Years Ago
      where's all the usual hate mail?
      • 5 Years Ago
      If we are so obsessed with numbers than why don't we get the price of the package for the car which will push it past the price of a new ZR1 and will not outrun or out handle a ZR1?

      Can AB research and make sure all the parts our actually made by him and not renamed and overpriced parts from other tuners like he did with HKS and Cobb and "his" GT-R?
      • 5 Years Ago
      http://www.300cforums.com/forums/general-discussion/21978-efool-gets-punked-his-own-board.html

      Legendary thread remains legendary. The guy is douchebag extraordinaire hope he gets AIDS and dies.
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