Hennessey announces Limited Edition 2010 HPE700 Camaro

Tom Ludwick

Before the 2010 Camaro has even hit showrooms, Hennessey Performance Engineering has bred it with a Corvette ZR1. The result is the supercar-spec 2010 HPE700 Camaro.

Under the ZR1-style windowed hood lies a tuned version of GM's LS9 supercharged V-8 that churns out 705 horsepower and 717 lb-ft torque. Hennessey also tweaked the suspension and brakes to ensure that power is usable for more than just punishing the rear tires.

To improve downforce Hennessey will also offer the cleverly termed Cam-Aero aerodynamics package. The package includes a lightweight rear lip spoiler, side rocker panels, and front splitter all made of carbon fiber. The package also features a front fascia with hideaway-look headlights and a front billet grille.

According to John Hennessey, President and CEO of Hennessey Performance Engineering, the purpose of the HPE700 is to offer customers supercar performance and muscle car looks all in a daily drivable vehicle with four seats and a trunk. The company will be announcing other, perhaps less extravagant, turnkey vehicle packages for the 2010 Camaro as well as a long list of performance accessories.

Base price for the 2010 HPE700 Camaro is $109,500. The price includes a 1-day performance driving course at Lonestar Motorsports Park, a 1/4 mile dragstrip facility adjacent to Hennessey's production facility and showroom in Sealy, Texas.

The first HPE700 Camaros will be sold to bidders at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ. Orders can be placed at the Hennessy display at the show or on January 19, 2009 the HPE700 Camaro will be available for order from select Chevrolet dealers or directly from Hennessey Performance Engineering.

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