Tuesday, September 20, 2011

HPE700 Camaro Convertible by Hennessey

HPE700 Camaro Convertible by Hennessey

Hennessey Performance has unveiled the first details about the 2011 HPE700 Camaro Convertible.

Like the previous HPE700 coupe, the convertible features a 'CarbonAero' body kit (which includes a front splitter, a rear diffuser and revised side skirts), a painted hockey stick side strip, and 20-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires.

Power comes from a Corvette ZR1-sourced LS9 engine which has been outfitted with cold air induction system, upgraded pulleys, and high-flow fuel injectors. Thanks to these modifications, the 6.2-liter V8 produces 755 hp (563 kW / 765 PS) and 763 lb-ft (1,033 Nm) of torque - an increase of 117 hp (87 kW / 119 PS) and 159 lb-ft (215 Nm). This enables the coupe (convertible figures are still pending) to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and run the quarter mile in 10.9 seconds at 130 mph.

To ensure the chassis can handle the added power, engineers installed an adjustable coil-over suspension, upgraded sway bars and a Brembo braking system with 15-inch rotors.

Available as a coupe or convertible, HPE700 production will be limited to 24 units.

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