Dyno Test: Hennessey HPE700 LS9-Powered Chevy Camaro
Shelby GT500 vs. Hennessey Camaro Comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwCFIk0xH_s
Hennessey Camaro SS Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcZeqG082A
Muscle Car Comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rJhgxyWVDo
It is this swappability that has us warming up an LS9-powered Camaro on the Dynojet rollers at MD Automotive in Westminster, CA. It's the 2010 HPE700 LS9 Camaro. It's built by Hennessey Performance Engineering. And it's completely badass.
Dyno BMW: 2008 BMW 135i @ the Dyno
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When the BMW 1 Series first looked like it would be brought to the U.S. from its successful home in the European market, we had visions of a return to the BMW 2002, the car that really invented the BMW brand in America back in the late 1960s. It would be a return to form, an expression of the true BMW spirit. You know, something small, light, nimble and affordable. We even dared to dream of a reborn BMW 2002 tii.
But then the specifications hit our desk with a thump. It turned out the BMW 1 Series would be heavier than we expected, not to mention more expensive. Fortunately it would be more powerful, too. It became clear to us that the 1 Series was not so much a continuation of the beloved 2002, but rather a rebirth of the 3 Series.
If you haven't noticed, the BMW 3 Series has, well, expanded. Those who hit the upper-middle-class running in the go-go 1980s bought a far different 3 Series from the one we enjoy today. It was small, light, nimble and affordable. It was a gateway car, an introduction to the brand — a broker's first BMW, you could say. BMW hoped as its new customers climbed the corporate ladder, they would steadily upgrade their BMW to suit. Have a family, buy a 5 Series; make partner, buy an M6. Retirement imminent? You, sir, need a 7 Series.
But then the BMW 3 Series became a mass-market success and soon it acquired a mass-market identity, morphing into a vehicle that is all things for all people. It's a coupe, sedan, convertible, wagon and even a sport-utility if you count the X3, and there are gasoline engines, diesel engines, four-cylinders, a twin-turbo inline-6 and now even a V8. Once you're behind the wheel of a BMW 3 Series, there's very little need to move up.
Which brings us back to our newest long-term test car, a 2008 BMW 135i. When you compare the specifications, the 1 Series is not so different from the 3 Series: a fraction shorter, a fraction lighter and really only a fraction less expensive. It's smooth, sophisticated and as carefully optioned with consumer-friendly convenience features as a 3 Series.
If we wanted a 1 Series more like a BMW 2002 tii — something in the spirit of cheap and cheerful, only with terrific speed — it was clear we would have to build our own.
Smokin Camaro: Hennessey HPE550 Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS
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Automotive lust in America means blown Camaros. You know, like the red '69s on every cover of Car Craft. A big BDS 10-71 Supercharger sticking through the hood and massive M/T drag slicks under tubs in back. Let the rest of the world dream of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and dinky little British two-seaters. In this country speed doesn't look like that.
It looks like this.
This is the Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) "HPE550" supercharged 2010 Camaro SS. That's right, it's a blown Camaro. The first blown 2010 Chevy Camaro. And that makes it the very newest version of a true American icon. Ranks right up there with the Beach Boys, buckets of deep fried chicken and our incomprehensible Internal Revenue Code.
Be proud of it. We Americans invented the greatest car ever: The loud, tire-smoking, V8-powered, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive muscle machine. And we should celebrate the accomplishment just as John Hennessey is, by building more.
Killer Camaro: 2010 SLP ZL575 Chevrolet Camaro SS Full Test Video
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Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as2erdrkQbI
2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT V6 Full Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziISB6n_5do
Ford Shelby GT500 v Hennessey Camaro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwCFIk0xH_s
Hennessey HPE550 Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcZeqG082A
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Yes, we have enjoyed a steady stream of modified 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS tuner cars. It's been a regular Camarogasm 'round these parts. Some have performed, others never showed up, and one that made at least 700 horsepower ate its clutch.
First, we tested an HPE550 Camaro from Hennessey. Then we tested one from Vortech Engineering. Then we borrowed the Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Camaro. This year's SEMA show even provided a tasteless Camaro Hall of Shame.
2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Full Test Video
2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Full Test:
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Track Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44r5QXhU6lM
The problem with the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is, it's not really a limited-edition car (no special VIN is assigned), it doesn't perform any better or worse than a base-model Corvette, and finally, the price of the Grand Sport comes within striking distance of the car it emulates — the brutal Corvette Z06.
Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger - Muscle Car Comparison
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In 2002, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human being to set foot on the moon, punched a guy in the face for accusing him of faking the moon landing. Buzz was 72 years old at the time.
Go right ahead and question the existence of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT, 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T and 2010 Chevy Camaro SS and they, too, might just give you a knuckle sandwich in the kisser. Like Mr. Aldrin, they bear names from long ago that have made a collective return to the limelight. Like Mr. Aldrin, they are American heroes with unparalleled legacies reaching across decades. And like Mr. Aldrin, they have Ph.Ds in kicking ass.
Their makers may have proven that they have the financial acumen of a blind yak. However, we submit these pony car icons as proof that the home team can extract their craniums from their nether regions once in awhile and knock the cover off the ball.
2010 HPE700 LS9 CAMARO
As seen at your san diego chevrolet dealer of escondido
http://www.qualitychevy.com/ The 725HP LS9 Camaro HPE700 Power:
• 725 bhp @ 6,400 rpm
• 741 lb-ft Torque @ 3,200 rpm
• 0 - 60 mph: 3.5 sec.
• 1/4 mile: 11.3 @ 126 mph
• Skidpad: 1.01 g
• 60 - 0 mph braking: 104 ft.
Camaro HPE700 Package Includes:
• Base 2010 Camaro SS with 6-speed Manual Transmission
• All Factory Colors Available
• LS9 6.2L Supercharged Engine w/ Built-In Intercooler
• Mobil 1 Oil & Filter
• CarbonAero&trade Carbon Body Components: Rear Lip Spoiler, Rear Diffuser, Front Splitter, Side Rocker
• 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 11 inch (rear); 20 x 10 inch (front)
• Michelin Pilot Sport 2 Tires
• 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 Hennesseys 30,000 square foot production facility
ZR1 vs Bugatti 1/4 mile - ZR1 WINS!!! HD
American POWER. Bone stock Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 smokes highway king Bugatti Veyron in a full mile drag race. American muscle is superior to Eurotrash!
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1750 HP 1969 Camaro. Alien Intake TT 427 SBC Street Test from Nelson Racing Engines.
Check out this SBC engine. Simply beautiful and 1750 HP to boot! Nre's Tom Nelson explains the engine, does a walk around, and street tests. Go to http://nelsonracingengines.com and http://nelsonsupercars.com for details and downloadeable videos for your IPOD and PS3. Awesome Camaro. This video was a early posting to you tube, but the encoding was faulty. For the thousands who watched the defective video, we appologize. This video should be correct. For help marketing your product or service go to http://VeritasMovieStudio.com
Shelby GT500 Crushes Camaro SS! - Drag Race Showdown
When we first pitted the Camaro SS against the Mustang GT, Ford fans complained it was an unfair race given the horsepower disparity. But now Ford has tipped the scale way back in it's advantage with the top of the line supercharged snake, the GT500. We head to the drag strip to see how the underdog Chevy stacks up.
Shot By: Mike Suggett & Jim Gleason
Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
2010 Camaro 2SS RS Datmobile
2010 Camaro 2SS RS 6-Speed Manual 6.2L V8 LS3 426hp Corvette Engine. 21" Wheel upgrade. Black exterior, black interior, sunroof, dark tint, with 9 Speaker Boston Acoustic sound system. Small lip spoiler and ground effects package. Top speed is 155mph. I hit 155 on my way to Miami in the Datmobile. Who Dat?