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.