Domestic Insanity

2010 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Camaro


The 2010 Hennessey HPE700 LS9 Camaro is proof that American muscle is not dead, but rather in the hands of mad scientists who love cramming bigger engines into products not originally intended for them. In other words, a good place and a guaranteed recipe for either disaster or utter torque-laden bliss. How does one get to the Hennessey picture above though? First, one purchases a crated 6.2 liter supercharged LS9 V8 engine from GM Performance parts for $23,100(yes, you can buy straight engines), then they look around for a vessel to stuff it into like the 2010 Camaro, then one becomes a vehicle dynamics and engineering expert with incomprehensible knowledge. The result? A 725 horsepower, 741 lb-ft torque Camaro that’s likely to give every one of it’s Brembo calipers and driver the test and thrill of a lifetime.

Not enough power for you? Hennessey is evidently considering replacing the supercharger for twin-turbos, a modification that will yield power near the 1,000 horsepower range. Oof.

Cost: $120,000