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.