Hennessey Performance Increases Spring Fever to Epidemic Levels: Introducing the 2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro Convertible

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Two years ago, Texas tuning company Hennessey Performance released the first supercharged 2010 Camaro. Now they're back with their first supercharged Camaro convertible. With over 600 horsepower, the drop top Camaro provides thrilling open air performance just in time for spring.

2011 Supercharged Hennessey HPE600 Camaro Convertible

If having a 602 horsepower Camaro is cool and fun to drive, then being able to drop the top takes the sensation of speed and the classic sound of the American muscle car to an entirely new level.

Hennessey Performance (HPE) introduces the company’s first 2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro convertible. Pounding the pavement with a 602 bhp supercharged V8, the HPE600 is also the first 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible to hit the streets with a full treatment of aftermarket performance upgrades.

Hennessey began offering its power-addicting upgrades to the latest Chevy Camaro when the car was introduced in April of 2009. Since that time, HPE has built hundreds of Camaros with over 550 horsepower for owners across the globe.

“We were excited to receive one of the first 2011 Camaro SS convertibles from Chevrolet,” says company founder and president, John Hennessey. “It was only natural that we would take the new Camaro SS convertible and upgrade it with our very popular HPE600 Supercharged upgrade. If having a 602 horsepower Camaro is cool and fun to drive, then being able to drop the top takes the sensation of speed and the classic sound of the American muscle car to an entirely new level.”

The 2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro convertible puts its additional power to the ground with the help of a lowered (1 inch) KW adjustable coilover suspension system. Combined with wider 20 inch wheels (9.5 x 20 inch fronts, 10.5 inch rears) riding on Pirelli P-Zero tires (275/30-20 fronts, 305/30-20 rears), the HPE600 Camaro convertible is capable of going from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds while running through the quarter mile in 12.0 seconds @ 118 mph.

“The new convertible Camaro is about 250 lbs heavier than the hardtop,” states Hennessey CEO, Don Goldman. “But when you add nearly 200 horsepower, it more than makes up for the weight increase. When you are cruising down your favorite road with the top down, the combined sound of supercharger and exhaust makes it all worth it!”

The base cost for the HPE600 Supercharged Camaro convertible is $56,495 (base Camaro SS convertible MSRP of $40,500 plus $15,995 for the HPE600 Supercharged upgrade). All HPE600’s come with a 3-year / 36,000 mile powertrain warranty from Hennessey. All-in, the HPE600 Supercharged Camaro convertible with upgraded wheels, tires, suspension and CarbonAero™ carbon fiber front splitter and side sills costs $74,950 plus tax, title and license.

Camaro hardtop and convertible owners can send their vehicles to Hennessey facilities located near Houston, Texas and Lake Forrest, California. New vehicles can also be purchased through authorized Hennessey dealers such as Parkway Chevrolet (parkwaychevrolet.com) in Tomball, Texas.

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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