2010 Hurst Performance Series 4 Supercharged Camaro
Power: 600 hp, 550 lb-ft of torque
Availability: 50 will be produced and are only available at Hurst or authorized dealers.
Hurst began tuning vehicles some 40 years ago. However, a rough patch in its past caused Hurst to take a 20-year break from customization in the 1990s and early 2000s. Starting last year with new management, Hurst reintroduced a lineup of performance vehicles. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Hurst currently offers upgrade packages for the Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, and Chevy Camaro.
As the priciest of the cars on this list, the Hurst Performance Series 4 Supercharged Camaro is also the best equipped. Hurst installs the familiar Magnuson supercharger, which helps the engine to produce 600 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. A Magnaflow cat-back exhaust produces rumblings out back. The sprint from 0 to 60 can be accomplished in 4.1 seconds, while it takes just 12.3 seconds to perform a quarter-mile pass. Wheels hare replaced by Hurst's own 20-inch polished units and unlike its competitors, a set of Michelin performance tires come as part of the package. A full suspension upgrade comes courtesy of Eibach, with coilovers and anti-roll bars.
A good portion of the packages price is devoted to extensive aesthetic upgrades. An extensive exterior graphics package is added to the car, along with a new "Airspeed" rear spoiler. All seating surfaces get stripped and replaced with leather featuring contrasting stitching and Hurst embroidery. As a throwback to the original, Hurst includes a modern take on its Pistol Grip shift knob. Custom floor mats, a car cover, and a numbered dash plaque round out the upgrades.
To maintain rarity of its Camaro, Hurst will build no more than 50 examples for 2010. In order to get one, you'll need to either contact an authorized dealer, or pick one up at Hurst's headquarters in California. If you choose to take delivery at its headquarters, Hurst is happy to include a private tour of its facilities.