All-new for 2020 is a new iteration of the Hennessey Camaro. The Camaro SS HPE750 might not have the quadruple horse power rating of the “Resurrection” or “Exorcist,” but it’ll get the job done just the same. It’s got a host of features on the outside and under the hood that make this car perform every bit as good as its big brothers in GM’s stable. And it looks great in action with John Hennessey behind the wheel and taking on its nemesis – the Dodge Hellcat. Let’s give the 2020 Hennessey Camaro SS HPE750 a look.
How does Hennessey manage to coax 750 horsepower out of a garden variety SS Camaro? Well, it starts with a thorough test drive of the car in stock form and detailed analysis of its driving dynamics. It’s also put on the dyno for a baseline power estimate to see exactly where power is being made and to compare it with the final result. And the results are great as you can see above in a video with Company Founder and CEO John Hennessey himself behind the wheel. Check it out above.
The HPE750 engine upgrade is more than just a few bolt-on bits and a fresh tank of gas. What’s great about Hennessey Performance is that they’ve been in the performance car modification business for almost 30 years and have considerable experience and R&D know-how.
The modifications start with upgraded valves and springs, upgraded lifters and pushrods, a high-flow induction system, long-tube headers and cats, and custom ground cam to Hennessey’s own specs. The bottom-end is untouched as it is stout enough to handle a couple hundred extra ponies. And of course sitting atop the massaged mill is a High-Flow Supercharger System. After the modifications are complete it’s fitted with fresh gaskets, seals, and fluids and treated to an HPE Engine Management calibration. Finally, it goes through extensive road and dyno-tuning before it’s returned to the customer.
So what does all of that get you? On the dyno it pumps out a thoroughly tractable 751 hp at 6,300 rpm and 734 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. That makes it good for a 0 to 60 mph run of 3.1 seconds with a quarter mile time of 10.7 seconds at 131 mph for you. Top speed is claimed to be 205 mph but I don’t think I’d go there on the street. Check it out above taking on a Hellcat and buckle up.