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Have you ever watched the movie Spaceballs?  It’s an old comedy flick that spoofs the Star Wars movies.  In it, they had a scene where their ships went faster than “warp” or “light” speed – they went to “ludicrous” speed.

As funny as it sounds, the boys at Hennessey may have taken this thing seriously with the HPE700 LS9.

In essence, they threw a 6.2 liter supercharged LS9 Engine from a Corvette ZR-1 into a 2010 Camaro and made it produce 725 HP and 741 lb-ft of torque.

The result – some numbers you can tell your gearhead friends:

  • 0-60 in 3.5 seconds
  • Top speed of over 200 mph

Oh yeah and did I mention they were going to create a turbocharged version of the car?

I tell you, the folks from Hennessey are just taking it to another level.  We might have to add “Ludicrous Speed” at the end of all the speedometers that come out of their shop.

For more information, you can go to the official Hennessey website or you can view the original article here.


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