Five Supercharged Tuner Camaros

2010 Hennessey HPE550 Camaro
Price: $52,000
Power: 562 hp and 557 lb-ft of torque
Availability: Package can be installed on any 2010 Camaro SS at Hennessey.

Texas tuner Hennessey Performance has a history of dramatically increasing power to nearly anything with four wheels. For the Camaro, Hennessey offers a total of seven power packages. They range from a naturally aspirated 475 hp, to a supercharged 650 hp package, and a twin-turbocharged 1000 hp upgrade. All those sound great, but we're looking for something a little closer to what the Z28 will be capable of. And Hennessey's HPE550 package is just that.

The tuner boosts the stock SS's 6.2-liter V-8 to 562 hp and 557 lb-ft of torque by adding a Magnuson TVS2300 Roots-style supercharger, cold-air induction, and a stainless-steel exhaust system. Engine management software, a new set of high-flow injectors, and a high-temperature thermostat have been added to keep things running smoothly. With the additional equipment, the car can now sprint from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and travel a quarter mile in just 11.9 seconds. If you're interested in racing your Camaro in anything but a straight line, we suggest looking into the suspension upgrades Hennessey offers.

Hennessey dresses up the car with exterior badges and numbered interior plaques. A new engine cover, floor mats, and embroidered headrests complete the cosmetic upgrades. However, if you want enhanced exterior styling to match the car's new performance package, additional equipment may be added. A front splitter and rocker panel extensions are available in either black, hydro carbon, or carbon fiber finishes. And a set of 20-inch three-piece wheels and an exterior graphics package complete the available styling options.

Package pricing includes professional installation, followed by extensive dyno and track testing. Hennessey verifies every Camaro's stated power level on its in-house dyno, and runs every car on its own drag strip. A 3-year/36,000-mile warranty comes standard with the upgrade. The car will need to be transported to Hennessey headquarters in Texas for its alterations. Or if you want to take delivery of a new car with the HPE550 kit already installed, Hennessey can purchase the vehicle for you and begin work. Once the transformation is complete, Hennessey can either deliver the car or you can head to Texas and pick it up yourself.

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