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      01-09-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Camaro Hater? Hate on this: Hennessey 2010 Camaro 705 hp/717 lb-ft torque

PRESS RELEASE:

HENNESSEY PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION 705 HP LS9 POWERPLANT FOR THE 2010 CAMARO

Extreme Performance Makeover Transforms the 2010 Camaro from Muscle Car to Super Car!

SEALY, TX 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-drive usable sportscar with a backseat and a trunk!," said 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 mile dragstrip facility located adjacent to Hennessey's 24,000 square foot production facility and showroom.

Hennessey is offering the first HPE700 Camaros exclusively to registered bidders at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ. Orders can be placed at the Hennessey display at the show or by phone or email beginning Tuesday, January 13 through Sunday, January 18, 2009. On Monday, January 19, 2009 the HPE700 Camaro will be available to the general public and can be ordered from select Chevrolet dealers as well as directly from Hennessey Performance Engineering.

Base price for the 2010 HPE700 Camaro is $109,500.

Located just west of Houston Texas at the Lonestar Motorsports Park complex, HPE has been building American supercars for nearly two decades with its Veyron-beating Venom Vipers, Ford GT's and recently released Dodge Challengers.

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      01-09-2009, 10:56 AM   #2
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Love it. Odd pricing though.
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      01-09-2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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$109,000 though? Oh, they dropped in a crate LS9. You can do a lot with those LS3s going the natural aspiration route. At least on the Z06, a tune, intake, headers and cams add outrageous amounts of power.
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      01-09-2009, 11:31 AM   #4
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Love it.

Price.

Keeping the tires from just burning off would be an issue I would think.
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looks so much better, but the price is just.....
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Camaro hater? Hate on this? Huh?

Hey, anybody with the capital can build 700+ hp cars. Does it mean I want one? Uh, no. Does it mean I hate Camaros? Uh, no.
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      01-09-2009, 01:34 PM   #8
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      01-09-2009, 01:34 PM   #9
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Camaro hater? Hate on this? Huh?

Hey, anybody with the capital can build 700+ hp cars. Does it mean I want one? Uh, no. Does it mean I hate Camaros? Uh, no.
You act like this thread was meant for you
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You act like this thread was meant for you
You mean it wasn't? Damn....... oh, well.
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Cool

I'm going to go ahead and guess that anyone under 25 won't be able to afford the insurance premium on that.
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      01-09-2009, 03:07 PM   #12
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American muscle, does that mean that on the straights it will be hellish quick but then coast around the corners.

JOKE.
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American muscle, does that mean that on the straights it will be hellish quick but then coast around the corners.

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OK...cuz I was gonna say have you ever seen the performance figures for the C6 Z06 and the ZR-1?! It's mind blowing.
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OK...cuz I was gonna say have you ever seen the performance figures for the C6 Z06 and the ZR-1?! It's mind blowing.
If you spent any time of the M3 board you would know just how much time I have given to that very debate. Of course I know how good the Z06 and ZR1 is, it was a dig at America's past Muscle cars, not their present ones.

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BTW it a beautiful looking car, though I would still prefer something from Europe.
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Cant bring myself to paying 100k for a moded 30k car.
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That is one of the nicest looking cars I have seen in a while.
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