Jay Leno drives the Hennessey Camaro Convertible HPE600 by Hennessey

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the late-night talk show host/car aficionado had the pleasure of chatting with John Hennessey from Hennessey Performance about their latest package for the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible: the HPE600.

The HPE600 is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine equipped with a TVS2300 supercharger that increases the total output to a total of 602 HP and 605 lb/ft of torque. The resulting boost translates to a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and a quarter-mile run of 12 seconds at 118 mph.

With this kind of power increase, Hennessey had to do very little else to give the car a complete package. New interior items, including special floor mats, embroidered headrests, and an individually numbered plaque were part of the mix, as were blue racing stripes, a lowered ride height, and a set of the company’s 20” three-piece alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires.The complete package sells for $74,950.

Check out the episode of Jay Leno’s Garage to see exactly what this tuned creation can do. Here’s a little spoiler: you will see some burnouts.

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What do you think?
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9 comments:

  (384) posted on 07.1.2011

Hey, please send me the online streaming link of this episode and I would love to watch it today.

  (488) posted on 06.17.2011

Oh that spoiler is killing me today! I want the whole program! Just kidding. How fortunate for Jay Leno to checked out that new Camaro.

  (596) posted on 06.14.2011

Yeah, I would agree. That’s actually the same thing that I love about Jay leno. He is always well aware of what other car lovers and are thinking and he is also very intelligent too.

  (410) posted on 06.14.2011

Actually, that’s the thing that I like much about Leno. Even though he drives those cars, he talks about them in such a way that we all can relate to, which makes it even more enjoyable.

  (378) posted on 06.13.2011

Just as perfect as a cake. The convertion of Henessey in a chevy is an amazing work. I’m sure it will give the Camaro a good performance.

  (412) posted on 06.13.2011

I wonder what kind of car Leno will drive in the next episode of this show. But knowing him, it will probably be one heck of a ride again. Really something to look forward to.

  (600) posted on 06.13.2011

Jay Leno can be considered as one of the most luckiest man on earth with this astonishing model of Camaro. Having this one makes you look like a millionaire!

  (630) posted on 06.13.2011

The convertible version of Camaro would be one of the great stuff that the GM could offer! I like the modification in the exterior of this car to complete thee package of this car. However, I think adding a weight on this car would be a big no for possible buyers.

  (613) posted on 06.10.2011

Well, what can I say? Leno is definitely the guy when it comes to getting his hands on those amazing rides. And the Hennessey Camaro actually suits him very well.

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