Hennessey's new 1,000-hp Chevy Camaro is wickedly fast

2016 Camaro SS Hennessey HPE1000 Supercharged Upgrade

2016 Camaro SS Hennessey HPE1000 Supercharged Upgrade

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Texas tuner John Hennessey has turned his sights on the new Chevrolet Camaro, more than doubling the factory-build Camaro SS's 455-horsepower output. 

With 1,000 horsepower, the 2016 Camaro SS Hennessey HPE1000 Supercharged Upgrade will no doubt be blindingly fast in a straight line. It's worth noting that Hennessey is confident enough in the HPE1000 package that it offers a one-year, 12,000-mile warranty.

The package starts with a standard Camaro SS with the LT1 V-8 engine that's stroked to 416 cubic inches. Custom forged aluminum pistons and an 11.5:1 compression ratio cope with the high-flow supercharger bolted to the motor. A host of other upgrades round out the package, including stainless-steel long-tube headers and a meaty exhaust system. The package can be ordered with either the stock automatic or manual gearboxes.

Hennessey's tech team installs a new engine management system and owners receive a before-and-after dyno graph report showing, in print, just what they've bought.

The 1,000 horsepower—measured at the engine—peaks at 6,800 rpm, while the upgrade boosts torque to 887 pound-feet at 4,200 rpm. That's a little less power than the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat that Hennessey modifies, but the Camaro is also lighter.

Signed and numbered badges and a certificate of authenticity are included. 

The price tag for all that power is $65,000. That's on top of the initial purchase price of the Camaro SS of your choice.


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