• May 21, 2010
2010 Hennessey HPE800 Twin-Turbo Camaro - Click above to watch the video after the jump

How much horsepower is enough? Many would say that the 725 horsepower in the Hennessey HPE700 Camaro should have enough oomph to quell just about anyone's desires for straight line speed, especially for a street car. Then again, we're talking about a car built by John Hennessey, who surely spends every waking minute concocting ideas on how to get every last horsepower out of cars. His latest creation, the HPE800 Twin-Turbo Camaro, puts out an amazing 815 horsepower and 788 pound-feet of torque thanks to twin turbochargers strapped to a 415ci stroker motor and a host of other upgrades.

Not enough for you? Hennessey will build you an HPE1000 version complete with a twin-turbo 427ci LSX block and just about their entire catalog of go-fast parts for Chevy's musclecar. They recently strapped one down to a dyno, and the resulting numbers are just plain ridiculous: 847 horsepower and 801 lb-ft torque at the rear wheels. Watch the video after the jump to see for yourself.



[Source: Hennessey]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Shagadellic baby!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think we should all try to guess the price. Sorry but a car like this is nothing short of a joke.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The HP #s are impressive, but it kinda reminds me of the wild TT Banks customs in the late 80s and 90s. One kit had 1100hp, and could break the tires loose @ 150mh. That was not a good thing in real-life use.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wish someone would make this thing handle turns better instead of making it a rocket ship.don't get me wrong I like rocket ships......
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm sure a Pedders coil-over setup, along with some comp-Rs would help the handling quite a bit...
      Joe C.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @ Engo, to have a Naturally Aspirated engine putting out 850HP you'd have to have a BIG engine. do you realize the Veyron has 1000 HP with a 16.4 Liter W16? Id take a blown engine any day over naturally aspirated anyways, Its easier for the go giddy up and go.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like how those two guys had to sit in the trunk to provide enough traction. Regardless of Hennessy and his business practices he makes some insane cars. If I were given one I'd have a smile on my face, everyday.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, right up until the moment you wrapped it around a tree. I'm sorry, but that much power in a car like this is just absurd. And not in a good way.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes... we're talking about a car built by John Hennessey, who surely spends every waking minute concocting ideas on how to get every last part out of customer's cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So you are saying that the man, Hennessey himself is no longer associated or he's just a front/hype/pitch man that just shows up for press days?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Since I'm in Houston, I checked out Hennessey when I was looking into mods for my G8 and Z06. I decided on LMP, but it was just because the guys that run LMP seemed more flexible on using different component vendors.

        Hennessey may be a crook, but Hennessey Performance has been under new management/ownership for a while now. As far as I know, there haven't been any of the types of complaints about the business that they used to have (since the switch). Does anyone know of any recent customer issues with them?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Tim Allen once mention that after about 700 hp a car gets a little too difficult to drive on the street and still have fun. I'm guessing that pertains to rear wheel drive cars only. But I'd still like this to take this Camaro for a drive around a long block.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, the average FWD car becomes no fun on the street long before 700hp.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly. Anything north of 700HP just goes up in tire smoke. Case in point: The Shelby Super Snake is slower than the standard GT500 on a dragstrip.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Something tells me it would apply to the average front wheel drive 700 horsepower car too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      those back tires look a little skinny for 847hp!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Junk in the trunk? I guess sand bags don't do the same trick as carcasses.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wonder how many camaros he has sitting under tarps in his garage that were used to make this thing!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Big HP is cool and all, but in a way its the easy thing to go after. Make me one that handles great and still is drivable every day and I'll start looking at my bank account for funds.
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