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

Texas tuner John Hennessey has turned his sights on the new Chevrolet Camaro, more than doubling the factory-build Camaro SS’ 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.

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. 

The package can be ordered with either the stock automatic or manual gearboxes. As the video illustrates, the HPE1000 accelerates so ferociously that the car’s digital speedometer can’t even come close to keeping up.

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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