Sweet Mother of American muscle, there’s reason to get excited! General Motors was pleased with its 2014 Chevrolet SS four-door performance saloon, although I’m not sure it’s really a trend setter or a good looking car; it’s just a weird blend between Mercedes C-Class and Chevrolet Aveo. Still, if you like what you see, maybe you’d like this Chevrolet to act and handle like a proper muscle car. Enter Hennessey Performance and their HPE600 package.
The tuner offers multiple power upgrades for the LS3 V8-powered Chevrolet SS, the most impressive being the 1,000 horsepower twin-turbo option. If you love that V8 sound – obviously, everyone does – why not opt out for a mechanical supercharger, like a TVS 2300 supercharger system coupled to a custom pulley and a HPE air induction system. Hennessey also added an upgraded fuel system, high flow fuel injectors and a custom calibration of the ECU unit.
All these upgrades add up to the Chevrolet SS engine, allowing it to develop 602 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and a hefty 595 lb-ft (806 Nm) of torque as low as 4,400 rpm. The standard tuning package includes professional installation, dyno tuning, HPE600 exterior badging, serial-numbered dash and engine plaques, Hennessey premium floor mats and a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty. Now that’s quality services.
Customers may opt out for more goodies, like premium wheels and semi slick tires, transmission and driveline upgrades, interior customization, CarbonAero components, carbon fiber trim accents, a very loud exhaust system, an Alcantara wrapped steering wheel, as well as brake and suspension upgrades. Oh, and lets not forget that the 2015 Chevrolet SS comes with a six-speed manual box and Magnetic Ride Control suspension, and is expected to debut at this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise in August.