SEMA 2009: 2010 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Camaro
Hennessey Performance Engineering will reveal its badass 2010 Hennessey HPE700 Camaro supercar on Tuesday, November 3 at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Inspired by the legendary Corvette ZR1 and based on the much-adored Chevrolet Camaro retro-styled muscle car, the new super-coupe will be motivated by a supercharged LS9 6.2-liter engine.
Tweaked by Hennessey’s engineers, GM’s powerplant gets its power output increased from 705 hp to 725 hp and its available torque has also climbed from 717 lb-ft (971 Nm) to even more impressive 741 lb-ft (1003 Nm).
With these enhancements, the gasoline-powered warp-drive takes only 3.5 seconds to accelerate the HPE700 from zero to 60 mph.
The limited edition Camaro-based supercar has also received new 15-inch Brembo brakes sporting 6-piston and 4-piston calipers in front and rear respectively. Of course, the American tuner has also replaced stock suspension with KW Variant 3 coil-overs and “upgraded” sway bars.
The car’s exterior is dealt with new 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin PS2 rubber and a carbon-fiber boy kit consisting of a pair of side skirts, front splitter and a rear bumper with working air diffuser.
Hennessy says that only 24 vehicles will be made. The company plans to put a hefty $119,500 price stick on this street-legal rocket on wheels.
Photos: Hennessey Performance Engineering