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Hennessey Unveils 755 Horsepower Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

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2011 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2011 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

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The Chevrolet Camaro Convertible isn’t due to hit showrooms until March of next year but we already have details on a very special version of the open-top muscle car from the guys at Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance, one with 755 horsepower. The car is the new 2011 HPE700 LS9 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and it will be produced in a very exclusive run of just 24 examples.  

The key to its performance is an uprated version of Chevrolet’s LS9 6.2-liter V-8 engine. Thanks to a custom supercharger and intercooler package, Hennessey engineers have managed to dial output up to 755 horsepower and 763 pound-feet of torque--enough to see 0-60 times in the sub-3.5 second range and the quarter mile pass in under 11 seconds.

Necessary modifications to the supercar powertrain include a cold air intake kit, high-flow fuel injectors, stainless steel headers, a heavy duty clutch, a race shift knob and short throw shifter, and a high-flow exhaust.

2011 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

2011 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

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Hennessey has also ensured that all that power can be directed to the tarmac efficiently with a fully bodykit, 20 inch light alloy wheels, Pirelli P-Zero tires, and a KW suspension package with new coil-overs and anti-sway  bars. Stopping power comes from new Brembo brakes: six-piston and 15 inch rotors up front and four-pistons at the rears.

Pricing starts at $132,000, which may sound steep but this includes the cost of a donor Chevrolet Camaro SS. First deliveries should start by the middle of next year.

[Hennessey Performance]
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  1. ive never seen a car photo with a signature before.
    makes it easy to distinguish that its a chop, though.
     
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