2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro Convertible: official details, images, and pricing

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 11, 2011

Do you want to be the proud owner of this latest supercharged 602hp Camaro Convertible from Hennessey Performance Engineering? This is what you have to know. The tuning company has officially named this as the HPE600 Supercharged Camaro Convertible.

Hennessey took a stock 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and installed an Eaton TVS2300, big injectors, a cold air intake, and a high-flow exhaust. And the result is a convertible that offers 602hp at 6300 RPM and 605 pound-feet of torque at 3800 RPM.

Hennessey says the car will reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and cross the quarter-mile in 12.0 seconds flat at 118 mph. It reaches the 60mph speed one whole second faster than a stock SS Convertible and 1.2 seconds faster through the quarter-mile with a 9.2-mph faster trap speed.

However, the appearance of the HPE600 also gets a boost. It features custom badges, floor mats, headrest embroidery, engine cover, serial-numbered dash and engine plaques. Hennessey also offers a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty.

These come standard and add up to a total of $56,495, which of course, includes the purchase price of a new base Camaro SS Convertible. There are other options. You can ask for sill plates, side sills and a front splitter made out of carbon fiber.

The spec custom 20-inch wheels can be covered in Pirelli P-Zero rubber size 275/30R20 front and 305/35R20 rear. A Hennessey/KW Variant 1 suspension kit can lower the car one inch. The blue hood stripes are also a nice touch. If you’re willing to part with $74,950, then this car is yours to claim.

Hennessey founder and president John Hennessey remarked that the company was excited when it receive one of the first MY2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertibles. He quipped that it was only natural for Hennessey to upgrade the new Camaro SS convertible with the company’s HPE600 Supercharged package.

He noted that driving a 602 hp Camaro brings the sensation of speed and the classic sound of American muscle to a whole new level. Hennessey chief executive Don Goldman remarked that while the new convertible Camaro is heavier by around 250 lbs, this extra weight is offset by the addition of nearly 200 hp.

Goldman quipped that the combined sound generated by the supercharger and exhaust makes driving the 2011 Hennessey HPE600 Camaro SS convertible all worth it.

Press Release

Introducing the 2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro Convertible

Hennessey Performance (HPE) introduces the company's first 2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro convertible. Pounding the pavement with a 602 bhp supercharged V8, the HPE600 is also the first 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible to hit the streets with a full treatment of aftermarket performance upgrades.

Hennessey began offering its power-addicting upgrades to the latest Chevy Camaro when the car was introduced in April of 2009. Since that time, HPE has built hundreds of Camaros with over 550 horsepower for owners across the globe.

"We were excited to receive one of the first 2011 Camaro SS convertibles from Chevrolet," says company founder and president, John Hennessey. "It was only natural that we would take the new Camaro SS convertible and upgrade it with our very popular HPE600 Supercharged upgrade. If having a 602 horsepower Camaro is cool and fun to drive then being able to drop the top takes the sensation of speed and the classis sound of American-muscle to a whole new level."

The 2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro convertible puts its additional power to the ground with the help of a lowered (1 inch) KW adjustable coilover suspension system. Combined with wider 20 inch wheels (9.5 x 20 inch fronts, 10.5 inch rears) riding on Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (275/30-20 fronts, 305/30-20 rears), the HPE600 Camaro convertible is capable of going from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds while running through the quarter mile in 12.0 seconds @ 118 mph.

"The new convertible Camaro is about 250 lbs heavier than the hardtop," states Hennessey CEO, Don Goldman. "But when you add nearly 200 horsepower, it more than makes up for the increased weight. When you are cruising down your favorite road with the top down, the combined sound of supercharger and exhaust makes it all worth it!"

The base cost for the HPE600 Supercharged Camaro convertible is $56,495 (base Camaro SS convertible MSRP of $40,500 plus $15,995 for the HPE600 Supercharged upgrade). All HPE600's come with a 3-year / 36,000 mile powertrain warranty from Hennessey. All-in, the HPE600 Supercharged Camaro convertible with upgraded wheels, tires, suspension and CarbonAero™ carbon fiber front splitter and side sills costs $74,950 plus tax, title and license.

Camaro hardtop and convertible owners can send their vehicles to Hennessey facilities located near Houston, Texas and Lake Forrest, California. New vehicles can also be purchased through authorized Hennessey dealers such as Parkway Chevrolet (www.parkwaychevrolet.com ) in Tomball, Texas.

2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro Convertible
Vehicle Specifications

Power:
• 602 bhp @ 6,300 rpm
• 605 lb-ft torque @ 3,800 rpm

HPE600 Supercharged Upgrade Includes:
• TVS2300 Supercharger System (Black)
• HPE Cold Air Induction System
• Stainless Steel Long Tube Headers
• High Flow Catalytic Converters
• Stainless Steel Mid-Pipes
• High Flow Fuel Injector Upgrade
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
• Hennessey & HPE600 Exterior Badging
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• Hennessey Premium Floormats
• Hennessey Embroidered Headrests
• HPE Modified Engine Cover
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Options Include:
- CarbonAero Front Splitter (real carbon fiber)
- CarbonAero Side Sills (real carbon fiber)
- Hennessey / KW Variant 1 Suspension Upgrade (lowered 1 inch)
- Hennessey Blue Hood Stripes
- Hennessey 3-Piece Alloy Wheels (20×9.5 in. front, 20×10.5 in. rear)
- Pirelli P-Zero Tires (275/30-20 front, 305/35-20 rear)
- Hennessey Carbon Fiber Door Sill Plates
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