Hennessey announced today that it was able to squeeze in the 640 horsepower LS9 into the engine bay of the new Camaro. By the looks of the photos, the engine fits quite nicely. This is a considerable upgrade from the Camaro’s optional V8, but Hennessey wasn’t happy with just 640 ponies. Oh no, they’ll be working on pushing out over 700 to the wheels.
Only 24 LS9 Camaro’s will be made by Hennessy and 11 of them have already been pre-ordered. If you got a couple hundred grand laying around and fancy the new 2010 Camaro, get on the horn and talk to Mr. Hennessey. Pics after the jump!
UPDATE: HENNESSEY PRESS RELEASE AFTER THE JUMP – Performance Specs Included!
Hennessey Press Release:
#705 bhp @ 6,400 rpm
# 717 lb-ft Torque @ 4,400 rpm
# 0 – 60 mph: 3.7 sec.
# 1/4 mile: 11.3 @ 125 mph
# Top Speed: 201 mph
# Skidpad: 0.96 g
# 60 – 0 mph braking: 105 ft.
2010 HPE700 Camaro Includes:
# Base 2010 Camaro SS with 6-speed transmission
# Factory Colors: Cyber Gray Metallic, Aqua Blue Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic and Red Jewel Tint Coat
# LS9 6.2 Litre Supercharged Engine w/ Built-In Intercooler
# Cam-AeroTM Hood with See-Through Blower Window
# Cam-AeroTM Carbon Body Components: Rear Lip Spoiler, Rear Diffuser, Front Splitter, Side Rocker Panels
# Light Weight 19 Inch Wheels
# Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Tires
# Front Brakes: 6-Piston Calipers with 14 inch Rotors
# Rear Brakes: 4-Piston Calipers with 14 inch Rotors
# Coil-Over Suspension Upgrade
# Front & Rear Sway Bar Upgrades
# 15 inch Brakes with Carbon Rotors
# 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
# Differential Cooler
# Connolly Leather Interior with Custom Colors
# 850 hp Twin Turbo Upgrade
# 1000 hp Twin Turbo Upgrade
Press Release: January 8, 2009
Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), well known for their extreme performance sports cars and muscle cars, announces their Limited Edition 2010 HPE700 Camaro.
At the heart of the beast is GM’s new LS9 supercharged V8 tweaked as only HPE could to 705 horsepower and 717 lb-ft torque. To qualify as a supercar under the HPE banner it can’t just go, it has to whoa. With optional 15 inch carbon brakes from the stunning new Corvette ZR1, light weight HRE wheels with Michelin PS2 tires and full suspension upgrades the HPE700 Camaro will be able to make full use of its new found power.
In addition to the power and handling upgrades., Hennessey will also be offering an exterior aerodynamics package to improve downforce at high speed. Penned by British designer, Steve Everitt, Hennessey’s Cam-Aero ™ body upgrades include: Carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, carbon fiber side rocker panels, carbon fiber front splitter, front fascia with hideaway-look headlights and front billet grille. Completing the look of the HPE700 is a ZR1 inspired hood design with window showing off the Hennessey’s tweaked LS9 powerplant.
“The HPE700 Camaro allows our customers to combine supercar power and performance with classic American muscle car looks in a modern, daily-driver usable sportscar with a backseat and a trunk!,” says John Hennessey, President and CEO of Hennessey Performance Engineering. “We will be announcing other Hennessey turnkey vehicle packages for the 2010 Camaro in the near future along with an extensive list of aftermarket performance parts and accessories.” But for now, the LS9-powered HPE700 Camaro, replete with ZR1 inspired looks and performance promises to be at the top of the American muscle car food chain later in 2009.
HPE700 buyers will also receive a 1-day performance driving course at Lonestar Motorsports Park – a 1/4 mile dragstrip facility located adjacent to Hennessey’s 24,000 square foot production facility and showroom.
Source: Auto Blog