If you just took delivery of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, and found it to be a little too slow for your liking, we’ve got great news. The power-hungry maniacs at Hennessey Performance just hit 202 mph in their Camaro, and they are offering a similar package to Camaro owners.
In stock form, the 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 pushes out 455 hp. This is sizeable, but not nearly enough to arrive at the 200 mph barrier, let alone break it. To kick things off, Hennessey upgraded the Camaro up to its HPE600 spec, with ported cylinder heads, aggressive camshafts, and other valvetrain upgrades.
Kooks long-tube headers frees up the exhaust, alongside high-flow catalytic converters, a modified intake, a reflashed ECU, and a thorough dyno-tuning session. When the dust settles, the HPE600 spits out 605 hp.
Still, not quite enough for the 200-mph mark. To inch the car closer, a nitrous-oxide kit is installed, boosting overall output by 146 for a net power of 751 hp, according to Hennessey.
To keep the Camaro stable at such high speeds, a lowered suspension and high-speed-rated tires were added for safety. Professional wheelman Brian Smith was the pilot of choice, having proven the mettle of the 270-mph Hennessey Venom GT a few years ago.
At the end of the run on Continental Tire’s Uvalde speed oval, the Camaro cracked 202.1 mph.
Want a nitrous-fed HPE600 of your own? Hennessey offers both the 202-mph package seen here, as well as a 750-hp supercharged package for the Camaro, limited to just 100 units of each for 2016.
Watch the first 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to hit 200 mph in the video below.