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

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]