News : January 12, 2009
Hennessey, of Twin Turbo Viper and SRT fame, has got their hands on a 2010 Camaro already.
A supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 fuels the new Camaro (dubbed the HPE700) and it pumps out 705 horsepower and 717lb/ft torque routed through Michelin PS2’s (not PlayStation’s) wrapped around lightweight HRE wheels. Slowing down the Camaro is a set of 15″ carbon ceramic brakes borrowed from the Corvette ZR1. Coilovers and Front and Rear sway bars round out the handling package.
Exterior-wise the Camaro has received a vast improvement. Steve Everitt, a British designer has created the Cam-Aero body upgrades (Cam-Aero….REALLY?). These unoriginally cleverly named pieces consist of a: Carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, carbon fiber side rocker panels, carbon fiber front splitter, front fascia with hideaway headlights and a front billet grille. To top it all off is a ZR1 inspired hood with a window, showing off the HPE tweaked LS9.
The bad news? Price starts at $109,000. Is that a fair price to pay for a Camaro on steroids? I can’t pass judgement, but I’m leaning towards a resounding “No.”. You are almost into ZR1 territory with that kind of cash. Either way, I look forward to seeing what one of these things can do.