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Hennessey HPE550 Camaro SS + Pontiac SLP Firehawk

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    Hennessey HPE550 Camaro SS + Pontiac SLP Firehawk

    Hennessey HPE550 Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS

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    2009 Pontiac SLP Firehawk
    check out the 1/4 mile mph on this beast.

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    that hpe550 is just incredible. both cars will be true collectors items.

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    would the $51,000 price tag be worth it? would it be worth a lot more in the future? Something like the grand national?

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    124mph on that G8 is impressive! That's up there in C6Z06 territory for considerably less $$. The only thing I don't like about it is using the name firehawk because I always think of an fbody with that name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    124mph on that G8 is impressive! That's up there in C6Z06 territory for considerably less $$. The only thing I don't like about it is using the name firehawk because I always think of an fbody with that name.
    +2 should call it a phoenix or something else

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    Or just G8 SLP - Get rid of the GT or something... No Firehawk nameplate for sure though.

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    Hennessy looks like a Yenko. Bad@$$ car IMO. GT500KR, watch out.

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    It does look like a Yenko, thats cool though with the throw back theme. Yeah get rid of the Firehawk name. The Camaro worth it.

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    yea the camaro looks great, and i want them rims.

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    g8 GTS or G8.R...just like the c6.r etc....alot of people over in tech flamed the fuck out of the hamburgler over using the firehawk nameplate on a non-f-body

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    That Camaro is sweeeeet! But ahhhhhh why name the g8 a Firehawk!!!?

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    After hearing that Nickey Chicago is doing a Camaro now, I'll bet money they blow that Hennessey out of the water. Impressive as it is, I'm more excited about the future Nickey car (even though it will probably be above any of our price ranges).

    Not liking the 'Firehawk' for various reasons, but the two most important:

    1. SLP touched it...

    2. They gave it a name they don't even deserve to use anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    After hearing that Nickey Chicago is doing a Camaro now, I'll bet money they blow that Hennessey out of the water. Impressive as it is, I'm more excited about the future Nickey car (even though it will probably be above any of our price ranges).

    Not liking the 'Firehawk' for various reasons, but the two most important:

    1. SLP touched it...

    2. They gave it a name they don't even deserve to use anymore...
    remember ...the lt1 firehawk..and how nasty it was..slp still deserves it ..and even the 4th gen firehawk is a great looking car

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    remember ...the lt1 firehawk..and how nasty it was..slp still deserves it ..and even the 4th gen firehawk is a great looking car
    Yes, those were great cars, they were Firebirds...this is a G8, that's what I'm getting at. They should have dropped the name with it, because it directly ties to the Firebird name. I am by no means saying that those cars weren't awesome, I want an LS1 Firehawk myself. But, in my opinion, they should have let that name die with the Firebirds.

    In all reality, I guess it really doesn't matter now that all of Pontiac is going down....

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    To me the "FireHawk" from the back going down the track looks like the back of a Mercedes. I wish they wouldn't have used the name as well, the camaro is just plain nasty I'm not a big fan of orange and usually when I think of Yenko's I think of that almost baby blue color Chevy used to make back in the late 60's. But on any rate both are amazing cars with serious power.

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    Did anyone else notice what seems to me like some performance discrepancies in the 2 cars? The Camaro, with 550ish, at the wheels, only did 4.3 sec. from 0 to 60, and 12.1 sec in the 1/4 mile. The Firehawk, with 500 crank hp, was faster to 60 with 4.0, and matched the Camaro's 1/4 mile time. Doesn't the G8 weigh in the same ballpark as the Camaro? I would have expected better numbers from the HPE550 Camaro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrownin View Post
    Did anyone else notice what seems to me like some performance discrepancies in the 2 cars? The Camaro, with 550ish, at the wheels, only did 4.3 sec. from 0 to 60, and 12.1 sec in the 1/4 mile. The Firehawk, with 500 crank hp, was faster to 60 with 4.0, and matched the Camaro's 1/4 mile time. Doesn't the G8 weigh in the same ballpark as the Camaro? I would have expected better numbers from the HPE550 Camaro.
    the g8 has a 50/50 weight distribution and on top of that it has a very advanced active traction system...the maro might have the traction system but is still front heavy

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    Yeah you're right, the camaro made 559rwhp and did the 1/4 in 12.1 at 120mph while the G8 did the 1/4 mile at 12.1 also but at 124mph...doesn't add up. Even if the G8 has better traction the camaro should have a significantly better mph w/ that much more hp.

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    that 124 trap speed does not seem possible to me with only 500 hp in that car

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