The new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a heart-stopping, adrenaline-rushing machine packed with a 550 HP LSA 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine. Anyone would be crazy to turn it down, but when Hennessey takes the wheel and manipulates even more power from this engine, the car becomes an unstoppable force suitable only for the most experienced driver. Meet the five engine updates - HPE600, HPE650, HPE700, HPE800 and HPE1000 - that will take your Camaro ZL1 from "standard" to unbelievable.
The first and "tamest" package from Hennessey is the HPE600. This base version offers an output of 610 HP at 6000 rpm. Next to the mild power increase, this package also provides an HPE cold air induction system, a supercharger pulley upgrade, an HPE engine management calibration, and, of course, Hennessey HPE600 badging on the exterior.
The next step goes just a bit over the base line with the HPE650. This update comes with an output of 658 HP at 6,200 rpm and, in addition to the HPE600 upgrades, gets stainless steel long tube headers, high flow catalytic converters, stainless steel mid pipes, intercooler heat exchanger upgrade, Hennessey embroidered headrests, Hennessey HPE650 exterior badging, and premium floor mats.
UPDATE 10/10/2012: Hennessey has unveiled another one of their amazing videos featuring the HPE700 package as it gets tested by John Hennessey. Enjoy!
Hit the jump for the most scintillating upgrade packages from Hennessey for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
The third package from the American tuner is the HPE700. This package gets the 550 HP Camaro up to 707 HP at 6,300 rpm, along with the accessories from the HPE600 and HPE650. In addition, the HPE700 package receives an HPE700 camshaft upgrade, high flow cylinder heads, and Hennessey HPE700 exterior badging.
Following the HPE700 is the HPE800 with an obvious output of 800 HP at 6,200 rpm. Along with the bonuses found on the HPE600, 650, and 700, the HPE800 adds twin ball bearing turbochargers, an HPE800 camshaft upgrade, stainless steel inlet piping, dual wastegates, an electronic boost controller, an air-to-air intercooler, dual K&N air filters, and Hennessey HPE800 exterior badging.
The pièce de résistance of the Hennessey tuning upgrades is the HPE1000. This luscious package gives up a total of 1,021 HP at 6,400 rpm to rock your world out on the streets. The HPE1000 features a 427 cid LSX engine and a whole slew of add-ons.
The full HPE1000 package includes:
427 cid LSX Engine
Forged Low Compression Pistons
Forged Steel Connecting Rods
Callies 4340 Forged Steel Crank
Balanced and Blueprinted Rotating Assembly
ARP Main Studs & Head Bolts
High Flow Cylinder Heads
Hennessey HPE1000 Camshaft
Upgraded Fuel Injectors
Upgraded Fuel System (Includes Lines, Rails & Pump)
Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers
Electronic Boost Controller
Stainless Steel Piping and Exhaust
High-Flow K&N Air Filter
160 Degree Thermostat
HPE Engine Management Calibration
Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
Hennessey HPE1000 Exterior Badging
Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
Hennessey Premium Floormats
Hennessey Embroidered Headrests
All packages receive a 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty and have been dyno and road tested. Packages will be available from early 2012.