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Old 01-08-2009, 11:01 PM   #51
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OP updated with official press release from HPE:


PRESS RELEASE:

HENNESSEY PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION 705 HP LS9 POWERPLANT FOR THE 2010 CAMARO

Extreme Performance Makeover Transforms the 2010 Camaro from Muscle Car to Super Car!

SEALY, TX – Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), well known for their extreme performance sports cars and muscle cars, announces their Limited Edition 2010 HPE700 Camaro.

At the heart of the beast is GM's new LS9 supercharged V8 tweaked as only HPE could to 705 horsepower and 717 lb-ft torque. To qualify as a supercar under the HPE banner it can't just go, it has to whoa. With optional 15 inch carbon brakes from the stunning new Corvette ZR1, light weight HRE wheels with Michelin PS2 tires and full suspension upgrades the HPE700 Camaro will be able to make full use of its new found power.

In addition to the power and handling upgrades., Hennessey will also be offering an exterior aerodynamics package to improve downforce at high speed. Penned by British designer, Steve Everitt, Hennessey's Cam-Aero ™ body upgrades include: Carbon fiber rear lip spoiler, carbon fiber side rocker panels, carbon fiber front splitter, front fascia with hideaway-look headlights and front billet grille. Completing the look of the HPE700 is a ZR1 inspired hood design with window showing off the Hennessey's tweaked LS9 powerplant.

"The HPE700 Camaro allows our customers to combine supercar power and performance with classic American muscle car looks in a modern, daily-drive usable sportscar with a backseat and a trunk!," said John Hennessey, President and CEO of Hennessey Performance Engineering. "We will be announcing other Hennessey turnkey vehicle packages for the 2010 Camaro in the near future along with an extensive list of aftermarket performance parts and accessories. But for now, the LS9-powered HPE700 Camaro, replete with ZR1 inspired looks and performance promises to be at the top of the American muscle car food chain later in 2009.

HPE700 buyers will also receive a 1-day performance driving course at Lonestar Motorsports Park – a ¼ mile dragstrip facility located adjacent to Hennessey's 24,000 square foot production facility and showroom.

Hennessey is offering the first HPE700 Camaros exclusively to registered bidders at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, AZ. Orders can be placed at the Hennessey display at the show or by phone or email beginning Tuesday, January 13 through Sunday, January 18, 2009. On Monday, January 19, 2009 the HPE700 Camaro will be available to the general public and can be ordered from select Chevrolet dealers as well as directly from Hennessey Performance Engineering.

Base price for the 2010 HPE700 Camaro is $109,500.

Located just west of Houston Texas at the Lonestar Motorsports Park complex, HPE has been building American supercars for nearly two decades with its Veyron-beating Venom Vipers, Ford GT's and recently released Dodge Challengers.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:13 PM   #52
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Hennessey got all the CGM Camaros. That's why nobody has seen one.
nooooooo maybe gm is waiting to "debut" cgm on this version. i didnt say John Hennessey was hording them in Texas.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:16 PM   #53
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Not bad.

For my taste's, I'll take the LS7 Concept. It's got plenty of HP for me, and it's a little more "understated".
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:22 PM   #54
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:29 PM   #55
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No way I would ever pay that much money for a Camaro. I don't care how much horsepower it has.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:31 PM   #56
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not sure its worth $110k, but its got all the right parts to make it fast everywhere.

the real question is: how many of these will actually run? judging from Jon's past vehicles, only the lowest models will work and they'll spend as much time at his shop getting repaired as they do in transport back to their respective owners... and almost no time on the road.

but when they are on the running right, Heaven help you if you're lined up to race against them.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:39 PM   #57
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Weren't there some legal issue's with Hennessey in the past?
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:40 PM   #58
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Now we know why cyber grey hasn't been shown.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:47 PM   #59
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maybe we will see a LSX Camaro ? lol
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:48 PM   #60
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dont go near this guy he is terrible........just makes flashy overpriced cars...and then takes parts from customers cars to finish another customers car....it is not classy and rediculous.


He has been screwing car guys for years. I'm surprised he's still alive. Anyone that go's to him deserves what they get for not listening to all the horror stories.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:49 PM   #61
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LOL It is nice they do it. But I can make as much power if not more for much less than 109K total!!! But these builders are for the well off with more money than skill!

Still aside from the $$$$ it will be a badass car.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:58 PM   #62
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How much did Hennessey slip you for your design Jinx?
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:14 AM   #63
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You won't be able to touch one for less than $80K (or more), so who cares?
Way too rich for my blood!
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Base price for the 2010 HPE700 Camaro is $109,500.
Right this way: every one of you with more money than brains get your order in now.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:19 AM   #64
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It does look a lot like the Jinx camaro, doesn't it?

I'd buy this over a ZR1, assuming it will be warrantied by hennessey.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:40 AM   #65
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they should have gone with less expensive brakes
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:03 AM   #66
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Very nice, but to much money :(
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:48 AM   #67
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did jinx help them design the car? Or are they stealing his design?

it still looks sweet though
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:23 AM   #68
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with the right amount of money any car, even a fiat 5 or a trabant can be turned into an extreme super charged over powered muscle car , but there realy is no point in it, is there?

this car costs from 26000 to 45000 at best , why make one that cost 110000? buy a ferrari and you'll get the aerodynamics too.

it feels like a pimp my ride show done on perfectly good new car.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:43 AM   #69
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Does anyone on this forum actually want and can afford this car? Or is this excitement over a car that no one here will have?
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:47 AM   #70
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Does anyone on this forum actually want and can afford this car? Or is this excitement over a car that no one here will have?

I don't care about the Ls9 in the car... I just care that the color they are using to promote it is Cyber Grey..

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did jinx help them design the car? Or are they stealing his design?

it still looks sweet though
Yeah, it looks like they are stealing his design.. Or they better have hired him..
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:17 AM   #71
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Yeah he is a real unproffesional guy but I can't stress enough on the LS9
It's a crate engine. Anyone with a brain and enough money can do the swap. It's not like the LS9 is an exclusive engine for Hennessey.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:49 AM   #72
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No way I would ever pay that much money for a Camaro. I don't care how much horsepower it has.

I gotta absolutely agree with you...............it's absurd. Cool looking car, but $110,000?? Ridiculous.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:49 AM   #73
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did jinx help them design the car? Or are they stealing his design?

it still looks sweet though

I don't know.........but Jinx should go whip his ass!!!!
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:28 AM   #74
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I saw the picture of the car on the main page here and my first thought was, "hey Jinx changed the fog lights from square to round, I wonder why he did that." That car looks EXACTLY like Jinx's. Hennessey is a spook!
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:41 AM   #75
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I'd spend my $$$ on a ZR1.
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