Top Speed announced back in January that the red, white and blue-blooded American tuners at Hennessey started work on the HPE700 - a hot rodded bowtie based on the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro that is worthy of Don Yenko’s SYC stamp of approval. It is now official: the Camaro has a heart, fresh out of surgery, Hennessey successfully competed an engine transplant utilizing a donor LS9, the small block based supercharged power plant from the Corvette ZR1 super car.

The good news is that they figured out a way to close the hood over the power crystal emulating intercooler, but the bad new is that they haven’t changed their minds about the HPE 700’s limited production run of only 24 units. The HPE tuned LS9 V8 makes an astonishing 705 HP @ 6,400 rpm and a peak torque of 717 lb-ft Torque @ 4,400 rpm. This modified super car motor makes the Chevrolet pony car able to fly from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 201 MPH.

If you want it, you better hurry up, 11 units are already sold!


Source: Autoblog

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