Hennessey unleashes 20th Anniversary HPE650 Camaro

October 14th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

When it comes to modern muscle car news it’s been one-way traffic for the Chevrolet Camaro this week. First the Camaro ZL1 set a smoking hot time of 7:41.27 at the Nurburgring closely followed by Chevrolet announcing that the 2012 Camaro ZL1 convertible will be launching next month (read news). Now to finish the week in style, specialist American tuner Hennessey has revealed its latest special edition – 20th Anniversary Edition Camaro.

It’s not the Camaro’s 20th anniversary, but it is Hennessey’s 20th birthday so the tuner is going big with this celebratory Camaro. Officially named the HPE650 Camaro, this muscle car packs 655 horsepower achieved by fitting a TVS2300 supercharger. There’s also a new cam, replacement headers and intake and exhaust upgrades.

The upgraded engine can be matched with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and the hot Camaro will sprint to 100 km/h in around 3.8 seconds and cover the quarter mile in 11.7 seconds. Continue reading “Hennessey unleashes 20th Anniversary HPE650 Camaro” »

Tuner builds one-off Bentley Continental GT for wealthy buyer

August 3rd, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

The Bentley Continental GT isn’t exactly a cheap automobile, priced at $405,000 NZD, so it’s not surprising that some owners want their example to be extra special.

One such new owner has turned to UK-based design house Imperium to develop a one-off Continental GT in Britain. Previewed above in a rendering, the special coupe will feature bespoke body enhancements like tailor-made front and rear aprons, carbon-fibre side skirting, a boot lip spoiler and carbon fibre rear diffuser. Packing out the guards are black forged alloy wheels.

In terms of performance Imperium will give this Continental GT an ECU upgrade, replacement braking system, lowered sport suspension and a full custom exhaust. Continue reading “Tuner builds one-off Bentley Continental GT for wealthy buyer” »

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