Hennessey Performance has been alive and kicking for 20 years and as is tradition with anniversaries like this, you can expect a special edition model to be part of the festivities.

In the two decades that it’s been around, Hennessey has grown into one of the leading aftermarket tuners in the world, and to commemorate their 20th anniversary, the company is coming out with a limited edition run of the Chevrolet Camaro SS HPE650. Called the "20th Anniversary" model, the 20-piece muscle car will be available in either coupe or convertible variants and is being made as a tribute not only to the company but also to the dedicated and loyal fan-base it has had since it broke into the tuning scene back in 1991.

"We wanted to build something special for our clients and production will be limited to just 20 vehicles. Each one will have it’s own serial number", said Hennessey CEO, Don Goldman.

"For over 20 years, HPE has been making fast cars go faster. We are excited to celebrate this milestone with a very special car".

Find out more about the Chevrolet Camaro SS 20th Anniversary Edition after the jump.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 20th Anniversary Edition by Hennessey
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    supercharged V8 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    655
  • Displacement:
    6200 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.7 sec.
  • Price:
    79,500
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Design

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 20th Anniversary Edition by Hennessey Exterior
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Looking the part of a special edition model, the black-on-black dressed Camaro SS 20th Anniversary Edition will come with plenty of aftermarket body parts to make it distinguishable from every other Hennessey-tuned Camaro on the market today. Among the additions to the muscle car’s aesthetic profile include a CarbonAero front splitter and side skirts, HPE650 exterior badging, 20th Anniversary Edition serial numbered dash & engine plaques, and a new set of Hennessey monoblock wheels in either chrome or silver finish. Inside, the car comes dressed with a black leather interior, 20th Anniversary Edition floor mats, and Hennessey embroidered headrests.

Performance

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 20th Anniversary Edition by Hennessey Drivetrain
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The Chevrolet Camaro SS 20th Anniversary Edition is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that has been supercharged by the tuning firm courtesy of its TVS2300 supercharger system. The system is then complimented by a host of other Hennessey performance parts, including an air induction system, high-flow cylinder heads, an HPE650 camshaft upgrade, stainless steel long tube headers, high-flow catalytic converters, stainless steel mid-pipes, a high flow fuel injector upgrade, and a 160-degree thermostat. Add up all the changes and the Camaro SS now produces 655 horsepower with a 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.7 seconds.

Pricing

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 20th Anniversary Edition by Hennessey Exterior
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Hennessey has priced the 20th Anniversary Edition Camaro SS at $79,500 for the hardtop coupe version and $84,500 for the convertible version.

Competition

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 20th Anniversary Edition by Hennessey Exterior
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2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 HPE650 by Hennessey Exterior
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Hennessey has made a habit of introducing programs for muscle cars that somehow competes in-house. For all of the programs they have for the Camaro, they also have a few others for the Ford Mustang, including one for the Ford Mustang Boss 302.

So if you’re a fan of Hennessey’s work - and really, who isn’t? - it all boils down to matters of preference. But in the event that you’ve got a 650-horsepower, Hennessey-tuned Camaro on your mind, why not just go and try getting the most exclusive of the bunch?

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 20th Anniversary Edition by Hennessey Exterior
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  • Leave it
    • * A little bit pricey
    • * More powerful tuning programs
    • * The Mustang competition
What do you think?
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12 comments:

  (858) posted on 12.21.2011

Yeah right! However, I think it will look more impressive if they add some style and design on its exterior. Moreover, it’s really a great thing that they add some upgrade on its engine output.

  (449) posted on 12.7.2011

What a great tribute for their 20th Anniversary! Ford Mustang won’t keep pace on this Camaro for the fact that it looks more attractive than on it and has an impressive engine upgrade.

  (530) posted on 10.28.2011

I have to agree with all of you guys, this special about them, is absolutely looking very attractive in its platform and aesthetic design. I’m also glad that they still use and impressive engine on it.

  (580) posted on 10.27.2011

I have to agree with you guys, the fact that this camaro is for a special edition of them, I must say that, it didn’t disappoint my expectations on this convertible car. Well, it will surely a big hit.

  (831) posted on 10.25.2011

Well, this one is really perfect for their 20th anniversary! Hennessey absolutely deserves lots of compliments on this Chevrolet Camaro, and I am also so glad to know that it had a striking engine performance.

  (570) posted on 10.23.2011

Compared to its competitor, I think this one would surely beat them, and its sleek body paint is definitely gives the classy and awesome looks on it and the engine that it had is quite cool either.

  (453) posted on 10.17.2011

Nice camaro! I love the looks that it have now, it seems so massive but a very sweet convertible car because on its sleek body paint. Well, I hope that it wouldn’t not be too pricey. smiley

  (300) posted on 10.16.2011

I would agreed with you ConcernCitizen that Chevrolet Camaro is one of the Chevrolet cars and I’m also glad that they upgrade the engine that this car had, well I’m pretty sure that this Camaro for their 20th anniversary will surely a big success for them.

  (314) posted on 10.13.2011

Is this a muscle car? The style and design of this car is really great. Chevrolet camaro is one of the best chevrolet car ever.

  (596) posted on 10.13.2011

Nice ride, even years of years this will still gives the essence of a pleasure car with all the stuff includes. So thumbs up and congrats.

  (677) posted on 10.12.2011

Wow, a sports cars and yet didn’t drop the word luxury.. It’s a luxury sports car I can say.. Too bad they Henneyssey will only be producing 20 of this car, a very limited production.. I guess it’s price will be at its “best” too..

  (287) posted on 10.11.2011

I’m so impressed with the aggressiveness of the appearance of this Camaro for their 20th anniversary. It will surely be a big success for them, and with the powerful engine that they upgrade it will surely be an irresistible car.

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