562 HP Hennessey HPE550 Camaro: First Test

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Houston-based Hennessey Motorsport's new supercharged, 562 HP 2010 HPE550 Camaro gets wrung out in this first test proving that the Camaro is no longer just a redneck's play thing and more a precisely-guided patriot missile.

Hennessey Motorsport makes claim that the 2010 HPE550 will lay waste to its 20-inch drag radials via a 562 HP (at the crank), 557 lb-ft of torque blown LS3 and is capable of hitting 3.6 second 0-60 times with a stellar 11.7 @ 121 mph jaunt down the 1320, but this clip claims a 4.3 second 0-60 and a 12.1 @ 120 mph quarter-mile. Either way, this baby's quick. Only 500 HPE550 Camaros will be built and sold via your friendly local Chevy dealer, so get a move on before someone else swipes them all up first. Color us impressed.

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I'm not even going to bother pointing out all the incongruities between the edmunds piece and your writeup.

Did the author watch the piece before writing that?