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1000HP Twin Turbo Camaro ZL1 Drag Test (video)

In our last installment, Hennessey Performance put a customer’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 equipped with an HPE1000 package on the dyno. The 1,000 horsepower Camaro ZL1 tuner package laid down 876.7hp and 864.99 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. But of course HPE wasn’t done. It was time to hit the drag strip.

Since Hennessey also owns Lonestar Motorsports Park on the property adjacent to its 37,000 square-foot facility, 45 minutes west of Houston (TX), performance validation is frequently conducted on its various packages including a certain HPE1000-equipped Camaro ZL1. The clutch was slipped to a 1.92 short-time on stock Goodyear tires, on the way to a 10.65 at 135mph run. If that seems slow for a 1,000hp car, remember that this Camaro ZL1 is a full weight streetcar that comes with a 1-year warranty. Better air and a sticky tire could easily put the Camaro in the low 10s.

Included in the HPE1000 Camaro ZL1 package is a fully fortified 427 V-8 and twin-turbo system that uses ball-bearing turbos, dual wastegates, and an air-to-air intercooler. Manual trans cars such as the Camaro ZL1 in the video are required to upgrade the clutch with Centerforce’s dual friction piece.

HPE1000 Twin Turbo Camaro ZL1 Package Details

• 427 cid LS V8 Engine
• Forged Aluminum Pistons
• Forged Steel Rods & Crankshaft
• Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers
• Custom HPE Camshaft
• High Flow Cylinder Heads
• Fuel System & Injector Upgrade
• Stainless Steel Inlet Piping
• Dual Wastegates
• Electronic Boost Controller
• Air-to-Air Intercooler
• Dual K&N Air Filters
• Stainless Steel Exhaust System
• 160 Degree Thermostat
• All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
• Hennessey Exterior Badging
• Hennessey Premium Floormats
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty
• Transmission Upgrades Required



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