Hennessey HPE700 Chevy Camaro Convertible powered by ZR-1 engine


Just a few days Chevy unleashed more details of its 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, which is without a doubt to take center stage at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, Hennessey Performance follows with its own tuner version as well. Hennessey Performance is planning to offer its future, limited-edition 2011 Hennessey HPE700 Camaro Convertible and hardtop model, of which only 24 cars will be built.

The 2011 Hennessey HPE700 will be available in both coupe and convertible style, and the cars’ peformance numbers are really astonishing. The HPE700 ditches the LS3 generator presently found in the current Camaro SS and in its placement is the supercharged LS9 belonging to the Corvette ZR1. Hennessey claims the engine is actually modified to generate 755 horsepower along with 763 pound-feet of torque. The 6.2-liter V8 has the capacity to strike these figures as a result of modified boost thresholds along with a better quality gas delivery system.

As a consequence of massive found power, the 2011 Hennessey Camaro hardtop able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, and that blistering time matches the Corvette ZR-1’s sprint time. The quarter-mile time is staggering as well, it is recorded at 10.9 seconds at 130 mph. Those figures may be similar to the soft-top version as well because it has the same engine. But we think that it may be a bit slower due to its rag-top structure.

Stability is also a key issue when adding more power to an engine, and Hennessey knows this well. The 2011 Hennesey Camaro Convertible is equipped together with lightweight HPE wheels, 15-inch brakes along with six-piston front calipers, more substantial sway bars and a variable coilover suspension installation. The exterior is outfitted along with several carbon fibre trim items. Within, the HPE700 Camaro is provided with Hennessey trademarks on the headrests as well as floor rugs, an HPE race shift knob along with upgraded shifter, a new numbered dash and hood plaque and an Alcantra leather steering wheel.

At the moment, there isn’t any established portion arrange for the coupe and convertible to produce 24 Camaros; it really depends on demand, but we think the 2011 Hennessey Camaro Convertible will have a larger portion of the pie. Pricing appears to have been established at $132,500, which includes the cost of the base vehicle from Chevy. With so much power riding on the 2011 Hennessey Camaro Convertible, Hennessey is also including a one-day general performance driving course at Lonestar Motorsports Park in the package.