We already saw a preview of Hennessey Performance Engineering stuffing a Corvette ZR-1’s engine into a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro to make the HPE700. Now Hennessey is back with the HPE550, which will add a supercharger to the factory LS3 motor producing 562 HP. This may be as close as any Camaro fan can get to the rumored (and now dead) Z28.

Press release and specs after the jump.

PRESS RELEASE

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Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), well known for their extreme performance sports cars and muscle cars, announces their Limited Edition 2010 HPE700 Camaro.

At the heart of the beast is GM’s new LS9 supercharged V8 tweaked as only HPE could to 705 horsepower and 717 lb-ft torque. To qualify as a supercar under the HPE banner it can’t just go, it has to whoa. With optional 15 inch carbon brakes from the stunning new Corvette ZR1, light weight HRE wheels with Michelin PS2 tires and full suspension upgrades the HPE700 Camaro will be able to make full use of its new found power.

In addition to the power and handling upgrades., Hennessey will also be offering an exterior aerodynamics package to improve downforce at high speed. Penned by British designer, Steve Everitt, Hennessey’s Cam-Aero ™ body upgrades include: Carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, carbon fiber side rocker panels, carbon fiber front splitter, front fascia with hideaway-look headlights and front billet grille. Completing the look of the HPE700 is a ZR1 inspired hood design with window showing off the Hennessey’s tweaked LS9 powerplant.

“The HPE700 Camaro allows our customers to combine supercar power and performance with classic American muscle car looks in a modern, daily-driver usable sportscar with a backseat and a trunk!,” said John Hennessey, President and CEO of Hennessey Performance Engineering. “We will be announcing other Hennessey turnkey vehicle packages for the 2010 Camaro in the near future along with an extensive list of aftermarket performance parts and accessories. But for now, the LS9-powered HPE700 Camaro, replete with ZR1 inspired looks and performance promises to be at the top of the American muscle car food chain later in 2009.

HPE700 buyers will also receive a 1-day performance driving course at Lonestar Motorsports Park – a ¼ mile dragstrip facility located adjacent to Hennessey’s 24,000 square foot production facility and showroom.

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2010 HPE550 Camaro Package (available for 6sp & auto)

Power:

562 bhp @ 6,200 rpm
557 lb-ft Torque @ 4,200 rpm

Performance (estimated):

0 - 60 mph: 3.9 sec.
1/4 mile: 11.9 @ 119 mph

Includes:

Magnuson / Hennessey Supercharger System
Corsa Stainless Steel Exhaust System
Hennessey Air Induction System
Hennessey High Flow Fuel Injectors
Hennessey Engine Management Calibration
Hennessey Aluminum Wheel Upgrade (uses factory tires)
Hennessey Cam-Aero™ Urethane Body Components: Rear Lip Spoiler, Front Splitter & Side Rocker Panels
Hennessey Exterior Graphics Package (rear quarter panels)
Hennessey Premium Floor Mats
Hennessey & HPE550 Exterior Badges
Serial Numbered Plaque in Interior & Engine Compartment
3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

2010 HPE700 Camaro

Power:

705 bhp @ 6,400 rpm
717 lb-ft Torque @ 4,400 rpm

Performance (estimated):

0 - 60 mph: 3.7 sec.
1/4 mile: 11.3 @ 125 mph
Top Speed: 201 mph
Skidpad: 0.96 g
60 - 0 mph braking: 105 ft.

2010 HPE700 Camaro includes:

Base 2010 Camaro SS with 6-speed transmission
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
Cam-Aero Hood with See-Thru Blower Window
Cam-Aero tm Carbon Body Components: Rear Lip Spoiler, Rear Diffusser, Front Splitter, Side Rocker Pannels
Light Weight 19 Inch Wheels
Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Tires
Front Brakes: 6-Piston Calipers with 14 inch Rotors
Rear Brakes: 4-Piston Calipers with 14 inch Rotors
Coilover Suspension Upgrade
Front & Rear Sway Bar Upgrades

Options:

15 inch Brakes with Carbon Rotors
5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Differential Cooler
Connolly Leather Interior with Custom Colors
850 hp Twin Turbo Upgrade
1000 hp Twin Turbo Upgrade
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