Another day, another Hennessey-tuned super machine putting down ridiculous power... not that we're complaining, mind you. The latest machine to get the HPE treatment is the new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.
From the factory, the LS7-equipped Z/28 sees 500 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque on tap. Hennessey and his team can get a bit more than that.
The HPE600 benefits from ported cylinder heads, a camshaft upgrade, long tube stainless steel headers, and a bit of ECU tuning. The result is an impressive 636 horsepower and 545 pound-feet of torque; those are flywheel numbers. At the rear wheels, the HPE600 Z/28 is putting down 552 horsepower and 474 pound-feet of torque.
Assuming the traction control can handle the increased output, the car should make the 0-60 mile per hour run in the mid-to-low three-second range. Considering that the Z/28 wears 305-series tires at all four corners right from the factory, we have to assume those runs should happen quite easily.
The Z/28 is a $75,000 Camaro as delivered, so adding in the HPE600 package will make sure that your Camaro is one of the more expensive variants on the street. Still, it will also be one of the fastest, and, coupled with the high-tech suspension, top-notch brakes, and seriously sticky rubber, you'll have one hell of a track machine at your disposal.