LS9-Powered Camaro Goes Topless: New 2011 Hennessey HPE700 Camaro Gets Convertible Option and 755 Horsepower

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Hennessey Performance's limited edition HPE700 has been announced for an additional 24 units to be made for the 2011 model year. Featuring the Corvette ZR1's supercharged LS9 engine and upgraded to a new 755 horsepower, the HPE700 is one of the most exclusive series of specially-built modern Camaros. 2011 also features the introduction of the convertible HPE700 Camaro.

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2011 HPE700 LS9 Camaro by Hennessey Performance

We have already sold a several of our 2011 HPE700’s in hardtop form, increasing the potential for the convertible LS9 Camaro to become an even rarer option than before

With the limited production run of Hennessey’s 2010 HPE700 Camaro long since sold-out, the company has announced they will build another 24 units for the 2011 model year. This latest run of HPE700’s will include the addition of the new convertible model (from Chevrolet) and an increase in power from its supercharged 6.2L LS9 V8 – the same engine found in the Corvette ZR1.

The 2011 HPE700 gets its additional power from revised boost levels and a more robust fuel system, delivering 755 bhp and 763 lb-ft of torque. This 30 horsepower increase over 2010 will also help move the convertible’s extra weight, while the large 15 inch brakes from last year remain to bring it back to a stop quickly.

As the Camaro convertible arrives in showrooms in the spring of 2011, the 6-speed manual SS model will become available alongside its hardtop brethren to become the basis for the HPE700 LS9 Camaro transformation.

HPE founder and president, John Hennessey said, “We have already sold a several of our 2011 HPE700’s in hardtop form, increasing the potential for the convertible LS9 Camaro to become an even rarer option than before”. “I expect that we will sell all 24 units just as we did in 2010. However this time we will probably sell-out even sooner as the convertible option will certainly be attractive – especially with 755 horsepower”.

In addition to the upgraded LS9 engine, the HPE700 also includes an adjustable coilover suspension, larger sway bars, HPE lightweight wheels, larger 15-inch brakes with 6-piston front calipers, stainless steel long tube headers, painted hockey stripe, Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, CarbonAero™ carbon fiber body kit and more to complete the car’s distinct look and performance characteristics.

As with the 2010 model year, the 2011 HPE700 LS9 Camaro will be limited to just 24 units, with no set allocation between coupe and convertible. Pricing for the complete HPE700 upgrade, including the base vehicle, is $132,500 and can be ordered directly through HPE or one of Hennessey’s authorized Chevrolet dealers.

2011 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Camaro Specifications

Power:
· 755 bhp @ 6,400 rpm
· 763 lb-ft Torque @ 3,200 rpm

Performance (Hardtop):
· 0 - 60 mph: 3.3 sec. *
· 1/4 mile: 10.9 @ 130 mph *
· Skidpad: 1.01 g
· 60 - 0 mph braking: 104 ft.
Note: * with optional 305/35-20 Nitto Drag Radial Tires

2010 HPE700 Camaro Includes:
· Base 2011 Camaro SS with 6-speed Manual Transmission (convertible or hardtop)
· LS9 6.2 Liter Supercharged Engine with Intercooler
· HPE Cold Air Induction System
· Supercharger Pulley Upgrade
· High-Flow Fuel Injectors
· Fuel System Upgrade
· Intercooler System Upgrade
· CarbonAero ™ Bodywork: Front Spoiler, Rear Bumper Diffuser & Side Rocker Panels
· Long Tube Stainless Steel Headers
· HPE Extreme Duty Clutch & Flywheel Upgrade
· HPE Race Shift Knob and Shifter Upgrade
· HPE Light Weight Alloy Wheels
· 20 x 10.5 inch (rear); 20 x 9.5 inch (front)
· Pirelli P-Zero Tires, 275/35-YR20 (front); 305/35-YR20 (rear)
· Brembo Front Brake Upgrade: 6-Piston Calipers with Light Weight 15 inch Cross-Drilled Rotors
· Brembo Rear Brake Upgrade: 4-Piston Calipers with 14 inch Light Weight Rotors
· KW / HPE Variant 3 Adjustable Coil-Over Suspension Upgrade
· KW / HPE Front & Rear Sway Bar Upgrades
· Painted Hockey Stick Side Stripe with LS9 logo
· Hennessey Embroidered Head Rests & Floor Mats
· Limited Edition HPE700 Dash Plaque & Hood Plaque
· HPE700 & Hennessey Logos Painted on Rear Deck Lid
· Hennessey Letter of Authenticity
· HPE700 buyers will also receive a 1-day performance driving course at Lonestar Motorsports Park – a 1/4 mile dragstrip facility located adjacent to Hennessey’s 30,000 square foot production facility and showroom.

About Hennessey Performance
Hennessey Performance (HPE) has been making fast cars go faster since 1991. It operates a 30,000 square foot workshop and showroom facility situated on 143 acres near Sealy, Texas (about 45 minutes west of Houston). The company also operates a showroom and installation facility located in Lake Forest, California. HPE offers a wide variety of dyno proven, track tested parts and upgrades for a variety of modern performance vehicles. Hennessey Performance is also the only tuner in North America that operates its own test track – Lonestar Motorsports Park.

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