What do John Entwistle, Rutherford B. Hayes, Hugh Jackman and Hennessey Performance Engineering all have in common? Very little, we imagine, outside of celebrating October birthdays.

HPE is turning 20 this month, giving the Texas-based tuner the perfect excuse to build a celebratory Camaro. The company blog tells us the 20th Anniversary Edition HPE650 Camaro will be limited to 20 black over black examples, and yes, that "650" in the model name is an indication of horsepower. The lofty number is achieved by fitting a supercharger, new heads, a new cam, headers, and intake and exhaust upgrades. HPE says their mods are good for 655 horsepower at 6,300 rpm, which is enough to push the Camaro to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.

Other upgrades include custom wheels, front splitter and side skirts, embroidered headrests, and a coilover suspension system. Of course, floor mats and the obligatory numbered dash plaque are yours as well, so long as you're willing to pay the $79,500 asking price for a coupe, or $84,500 for a convertible.

Read the entire press release after the jump.
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Hennessey 20th Anniversary HPE650 Supercharged Camaro

Black on Black 2012 Coupe or Convertible | Limited to 20 Examples


For 20 years Hennessey Performance has been making fast cars go faster. In celebration, the Hennessey 20th Anniversary Edition supercharged HPE650 Camaro is available in a limited run of just 20 examples. Available exclusively in a black on black paint scheme, with a choice of coupe or convertible, this 655 horsepower supercharged 2012 Camaro represents the power and styling that has defined HPE's distinctive brand of performance vehicles.

Vehicle Specifications:
• 2012 Camaro 2SS/RS
• Coupe or Convertible
• 6 Speed Manual or Automatic Transmission
• Black Exterior
• Black Leather Interior

Performance:
• 0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds
• 1/4 mile: 11.7 @ 122 mph

Power:
• 655 bhp @ 6,300 rpm

The 20th Anniversary HPE650 Camaro Includes:
• TVS2300 Supercharger System (Black or Chrome)
• HPE Air Induction System
• High Flow Cylinder Heads
• HPE650 Camshaft Upgrade
• Stainless Steel Long Tube Headers
• High Flow Catalytic Converters
• Stainless Steel Mid-Pipes
• High Flow Fuel Injector Upgrade
• 160 Degree Thermostat
• All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Lowered Coilover Supsension System (1 inch)
• CarbonAero Front Splitter and Side Skirts
• Hennessey Monoblock Wheels (Chrome or Silver Finish)
• Hennessey HPE650 Exterior Badging
• Hennessey 20th Anniversary Edition
Serial Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• Hennessey 20th Anniversary Edition Floor Mats
• Hennessey Embroidered Headrests
• HPE Modified Engine Cover
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

For More Information, Please Call (979) 885-1300 or Email Sales@HennesseyPerformance.com Today.
Performance figures based on 93 octane fuel. Convertible models require addition of tubular frame brace.
Not California emissions compliant.


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      Terry Hernandez
      • 3 Years Ago
      Think I would rather buy an evo and upgrade a bit myself and it would outperform it... For cheaper
      Drew510
      • 3 Years Ago
      In before the "he's a crook" and "does he pay Autoblog for these stories" comments.
      Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe as part of the celebration, they can dig up a customer who's been waiting 20 years for their parts and/or money back?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bob
        20 years? The case happened a bit over 10 years ago and all 3 customers received their money back after Hennessey lost the civil suit.
      XT6Wagon
      • 3 Years Ago
      jeff, do you work for this company or something? sure seems like you do a hell of alot of marketing of thier junk on this site.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @XT6Wagon
        Well, first, I'd like to point out one thing... http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html Secondly, the last Hennessey article was posted a month ago. So I don't see how that is "a lot". And junk? How is it junk? Please explain.
          Bird2112
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          http://www.google.com/search?q=hennessey+performance+complaints&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GPEA_en How does this tickle you Elmo?
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Uh Bird, what? You lost me. What is all that? Old threads attacking Hennessey?
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow this has got to be the first pony car in decades to reach this mile stone.......wait......hold on..... no its not.
      mostchillininsc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Within a week here on AB we'll see Hennessey's newest creation drag racing a Kia Velostar to prove it's worthiness. And Elmo will be back at it defending our good friend, John. Oh, he's already at it...
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mostchillininsc
        Because ignorant retards like you live to negatively comment on Hennessey articles.
          mostchillininsc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Ignorant retard? Your as big of a douche bag as Hennessy himself using politically incorrect language like that. Instead of trolling AB and sharing your Hennessy bromance with everyone, shouldn't you be looking for a job? Yes, you are correct -- people are tired of the Hennessey propaganda here on AB. You finally got something right...
          thepennyracer
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          aaron i agree people are gonna come on here and blast it for what i consider now irrelevant, but you don't need to post after every single person on it here. it looks sad.
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