Hennessey Unleashes 1,000hp 2016 Camaro SS

Thought this nitrous-equipped 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS was fast? Hennessey Performance certainly doesn’t, following the announcement of its full range of upgrade kits for the new model.

Typically, the 6.2-liter V8 of the Camaro SS pumps out 455 hp but with some relatively minor modifications, Hennessey can lift that figure to either 500, 600 or 650 hp. From there, a number of supercharged options are available with 700, 750, 800 and 1,000 hp on offer.

The range-topping 1,000 hp model provides an alternative to Hennessey’s 1,032 hp SRT Hellcat but rather than using a supercharger and two turbos, the 1,000 hp Camaro relies solely on a massive blower.

To achieve peak horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 887 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm, Hennessey has also stroked the motor to 6.8-liters, added a 4.0-inch crankshaft, custom forged pistons, billet steel connecting rods, bespoke torque plates, ported cylinder heads, heavy duty dual valve springs and a range of other upgrades including a custom exhaust and a new ECU.

Pricing details haven’t been released but all the changes are backed by a 1 year / 12,000 mile warranty.