• Oct 30, 2009

2010 Hennessey HPE700 Camaro - Click above for high-res image gallery

We've seen the pictures. We've seen the videos. Now we're finally going to see the Hennessey HPE700 Camaro in person when it makes its official debut at SEMA next week. There's a lot to love with Hennessey's halo musclecar, starting with the LS9 V8 from the ZR1 packing 725 horsepower and 741 lb.-ft. torque (up from the initial figures, 705 and 717 respectively). Those numbers are good for a 0-60 time of just 3.5 seconds, and the trip back to a complete stop takes just 104 feet thanks to 15-inch Brembo brakes. Then there's the subtle Cam-Aero carbon fiber body kit that adds a front splitter, side skirts, rear bumper, and a diffuser, with the look is finished off with a set of Hennessey's three-piece, 20-inch wheels.

Expect plenty of photographs and our first person impressions when we come face to face with the HPE700 Camaro next week. Until then, check out the new high-res photos in the gallery below or read the official press release and the full specs list after the jump.



[Source: Hennessey Performance Engineering]

PRESS RELEASE:

LAS VEGAS, NV – Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) is set to debut the company's limited edition, Corvette ZR1 inspired, 2010 HPE700 LS9 Camaro on Tuesday, November 3 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Powered by Hennessey's tweaked LS9 engine, the supercharged HPE700 Camaro cranks out 725 bhp and 741 lb-ft of torque twist. 0 to 60 mph is achieved in just 3.5 seconds. The HPE700 LS9 Camaro will be on display in the Mobil 1 booth (#24466).

The HPE700 LS9 Camaro is able to whoa as well as it can go with massive 15 inch Brembo brakes with 6-piston calipers in front and 4-piston calipers in rear. Ride quality and handling are also improved with the addition of KW Variant 3 coilover suspension with upgraded sway bars. Combined with Hennessey's own light weight 3-piece 20 inch wheels shod with Michelin PS2 tires, the HPE700 Camaro is capable of generating 1.01 g on a 200 ft. skidpad. Rounding out the package is the ZR1-inspired Cam-Aero ™ carbon fiber body upgrades consisting of a front splitter, side skirts and rear bumper with diffuser.

Production has been limited to just 24 examples. "This may be one of the most special vehicles our company has ever built", said company founder and president, John Hennessey. "Time will tell, but I would venture to say that the 2010 HPE700 LS9 Camaro may go down in history as one of the most significant modern muscle cars ever built".

Cost for the HPE700 LS9 Camaro is $119,500 which includes one day of driving instruction at Hennessey's Lonestar Motorsports Park race track facility.

About Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE)
HPE has been making fast cars go faster since 1991. Founded by John and Hope Hennessey, the company now operates from it's 30,000 square foot workshop and showroom facility situated on 143 acres near Sealy, Texas (about 45 minutes west of Houston). HPE offers a wide variety of dyno proven, track tested parts and upgrades for a variety of modern performance vehicles. HPE is also the only tuner in North America that has its own private test track – Lonestar Motorsports Park.


2010 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Camaro Specifications

Power:
• 725 bhp @ 6,400 rpm
• 741 lb-ft Torque @ 3,200 rpm

Performance:
• 0 - 60 mph: 3.5 sec.
• 1/4 mile: 11.3 @ 126 mph
• Skidpad: 1.01 g
• 60 - 0 mph braking: 104 ft.

2010 HPE700 Camaro Includes:
• Base 2010 Camaro SS with 6-speed Manual Transmission
• Your Choice of Exterior Factory Colors: Cyber Gray Metallic, Aqua Blue Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic and Red Jewel Tint Coat
• LS9 6.2 Litre Supercharged Engine with Intercooler
• Mobil 1 Oil & Filter
• Cam-Aero (tm) Body Components: Front Spoiler, Rear Bumper Diffuser & Side Rocker Panels
• Long Tube Stainless Steel Headers
• HPE Extreme Duty Clutch & Flywheel Upgrade
• HPE Race Shift Knob and Shifter Upgrade
• HPE Light Weight Alloy Wheels
• 20 x 11 inch (rear); 20 x 10 inch (front)
• Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Tires, 275/35-YR20 (front); 305/35-YR20 (rear)
• Brembo Front Brake Upgrade: 6-Piston Calipers with Light Weight 15 inch Cross-Drilled Rotors
• Brembo Rear Brake Upgrade: 4-Piston Calipers with 14 inch Light Weight Rotors
• KW / HPE Variant 3 Adjustable Coil-Over Suspension Upgrade
• KW / HPE Front & Rear Sway Bar Upgrades
• Painted Hockey Stick Side Stripe with LS9 logo
• Hennessey Embroidered Head Rests & Floor Mats
• Limited Edition HPE700 Dash Plaque & Hood Plaque
• HPE700 & Hennessey Logos Painted on Rear Deck Lid
• Hennessey Letter of Authenticity
• HPE700 buyers will also receive a 1-day performance driving course at Lonestar Motorsports Park – a 1/4 mile dragstrip facility located adjacent to Hennessey's 30,000 square foot production facility and showroom.

Options:
• Connolly Leather Interior with Custom Colors
• 850 hp Twin Turbo Upgrade
• 1000 hp Twin Turbo Upgrade


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Can I haz Heffner insted?
      • 5 Years Ago
      All I know is that from reading this blog I would never give Hennesey a dime of my money or my car.
      The only way was if I was a Russian mobster and I had one of my associates watching over him making my car with a baseball bat in his hand.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We all know Hennessey can build great cars.

      The problem is there's a question, as yet unanswered, as to whether he'll deliver such cars to us after we pay him, or if he does, if he'll do so on time.

      Tuners are a competitive market. Hennessey has a lot of competition out there, and many of them have squeaky clean credentials. Given the price of what Hennessey and others sell, the investment is too large to to make when there are doubts. I hope he cleans up his rep, cause he does make great stuff, but until I see a long period of faultless performance, my money goes elsewhere.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Straight line time of 3.5 seconds means nothing if it can't be translated around corners, something American cars aren't known for...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Say it with me now...m*7h3rfu
      • 5 Years Ago
      i wish the Camaro sell in Europe
        • 5 Years Ago
        they sell them in Europe
      • 5 Years Ago
      Might be a good time for all the people who've been shafted by John to pop to SEMA and pay him a visit...

      I really don't understand how AB can give this guy air time
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hennessey obviously has someone inside AB getting a little payola. If I was that person I would be asking for a lot more payola from Hennessey for taking all this "crap" from AB posters.
      • 5 Years Ago
      as much as everyone will agree that hennessey is a piece of ****, this is one bad ass car and everyone can also agree on that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Make mine a Lingenfelter.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So Cort...

      Where have you been keeping yourself, while Cadillac has been kicking European ass so bad most of them won't even compete, any more? Where were you, when GM started setting records around the 'Ring, with their cars?

      Were you investigating the latest Jaguar, whose brakes won't handle 5 laps at Monticello, or was it the that you were writing a rebuttal to Jeremy Clarkson, who chose the Cadillac CTS-V as the Stig's new car?

      Dude, you got no shine on your fillings. Toddle down to your local Alfa dealer, and ask what chassis they're gonna use for their new sedan. Hint: It's a Chrysler.

      You Euro-ricers are a pain. There's good cars over there, and bad ones, and there's no natural law that says slapping four rings on the grille of an Audi makes it best, or that being equipped with the letters 'M' or 'AMG' proves superiority.

      Good luck wit all dat, and remember, all rednecks are Americans, but all Americans aren't rednecks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      These a**holes make some cool cars but it's too bad they have such a bad rep.
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