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Old 02-18-2010, 08:45 PM   #29
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okay, I must say that's a very nice car. although I can't help but to wonder how much $$$ has been invested in that beast?

care to give us a ballpark figure?
We've done quite a lot to the car that wouldn't be on a 'normal' HPE800 so I'd rather not muddy the waters. Heh! Hennessey will post pricing for the package on their website once they've figured out how they're going to market it (if they haven't already). I started out to do a 'built' HPE 650 then we changed paths to the twin turbo so my situation is a bit complicated.

I will say that building a 'project car' usually ends up costing more than you set out to spend but in the end, if you're lucky, you end up with something unique and hopefully very special.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:50 AM   #30
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Here's the link to a new dyno video for a 'fun' pull we did a few days ago... 1000HP!

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84124
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:44 PM   #31
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:30 PM   #32
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dare I ask what's the MSRP for something like that? not what you paid for it but MSRP?
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That sh**t sounds Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !!!!
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:32 AM   #34
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dare I ask what's the MSRP for something like that? not what you paid for it but MSRP?
The Hennessey guys would have to answer that one.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:33 AM   #35
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That sh**t sounds Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !!!!
The black/cyber gray bowties and blacked out rear turn signal bezels I got from you look GREAT Gary and they'll be going on soon!
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Hey,

First of all congratz on the great ride! Its a monster, a beauty and I'm sure you will love it.

I hope I speak for all when I say it makes me feel proud seeing a camaro like yours, even if I will never own one like yours, as it shows how far our stock or slightly modded cars can go. It also motiates us to push ours closer to what they can truly acheive.

When reading about the 0-60 time related posts above, and saw how you mentioned torque being a factor and how the ls9 camaro might give better numbers, I wondered if your car will have gear by gear or speed based torque management to more efficiently put the power to the wheels and to get the fastest and potentially faster 0-60 than the lower rated HP versions.

Just want to say again that I love your car and cant wait to see actual performance figures once you get it to a track.

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I'm curious.....Why were two guys sitting in the trunk on the second video?
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I'm curious.....Why were two guys sitting in the trunk on the second video?
To add weight over the rear axle so it doesn't walk on the dyno.

This just made my day
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:37 AM   #41
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Very nice cant wait to see et at the track
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:49 AM   #42
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Hey,

First of all congratz on the great ride! Its a monster, a beauty and I'm sure you will love it.

I hope I speak for all when I say it makes me feel proud seeing a camaro like yours, even if I will never own one like yours, as it shows how far our stock or slightly modded cars can go. It also motiates us to push ours closer to what they can truly acheive.

When reading about the 0-60 time related posts above, and saw how you mentioned torque being a factor and how the ls9 camaro might give better numbers, I wondered if your car will have gear by gear or speed based torque management to more efficiently put the power to the wheels and to get the fastest and potentially faster 0-60 than the lower rated HP versions.

Just want to say again that I love your car and cant wait to see actual performance figures once you get it to a track.

Regards,

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Thanks Tariq, Glad you like it!

The 0-60 time issue is a complex one... Automatics are the tranny of choice for drag cars since they can be set up (custom torque converters and gearing) to allow you to get the rpms up BEFORE launch so you can build power/boost right off the line by slipping the torque converter resulting in a good launch without slamming your driveline and breaking stuff. On a ROAD track though autos are prone to overheating (unless they were designed with that kind of use in mind like the newer double clutch 'autos') so a manual is better for that use. Launching a manual on the drag strip is a balancing act between power, clutch slip, wheel slip, and drivetrain stress. If you build a godzilla manual drivetrain you can hammer it and do high RPM clutch dumps with drag slicks and once you find the sweet spot it just hooks and go's, usually without destroying things... USUALLY. Unfortunately the market is still getting caught up with the relative 'newness' of the 5th Gen Camaro so those stronger components are still trickling in. Until they're here and set ups proven you aren't going to see the super low 0-60/18th mile or even 1/4 mile times out of MANUALS since they have a really hard time consistently hooking up and getting a good 60ft time. The high power manuals DO come into their own once you get them rolling so you'll see nice high top speeds in the 1/4 though.

I'm not a millionaire so we left the traction control/stability control alone. Unless you're REALLY taking it easy driving around you need to disable traction control (one click) and leave the stability control on; which is pretty much what I do all the time. Otherwise you're gonna eat up your rear brake pads in a hurry (it can't realistically rein in this much power but it tries) and the car fights you when taking off from a light hard enough to get wheel slip. With traction control off its up to driver skill to feather the throttle and not just hammer it or you'll soon end up with an expensive pile of wreckage sitting in a ditch...

Another problem with independent rears in high power cars is wheel geometry under heavy 'load' such as during a hard launch. They not only squat which affects camber they usually have issues with the rear wheels toeing out which affects traction and stability during the launch... (I've upgraded the bushings, toe links and trailing arms to help control this) This IS a problem on the camaro though one that adjustments can be made to compensate for to some extent. Trying to set up a car for the drag strip is quite different than a set up for a road track and if you specialise enough then you've compromised street driveability so its definitely a balancing act!

My car has all the bushings upgraded, solid engine mounts, an upgraded clutch of course, KW v3 coil overs, BMR trailing arms and adjustable toe links, Hotchkis sway bars with BWoody adjustable heavy duty end links, heavy duty half shafts, a front driveshaft loop from BMR that Hennessey modified just a bit for my car, a Hotchkis 'chassis max' rear subframe brace, and Baer Extreme plus 6s brakes. I'm waiting on heavy duty input/output shafts and then we'll see how the driveshaft and diff hold up...

Loooong reply but the short version is I doubt we'll get significantly improved 0-60 times since its primarily traction related BUT from a rolling start.... HOLD ON!
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