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Chevrolet SS Hennessey HPE600 kit hits 262km/h

Hennessey Performance has released a package for the Chevrolet SS – the US version of the local Holden Commodore SS – called the HPE600.

Output figures haven’t been released but judging by the ‘600’ we’re guessing it offers 600hp (450kW). The package comes with a high-flow induction and intercooler setup, engine computer revisions, and an exhaust and supercharger tweak.

Here we see how the beast performs a top speed run, hitting 262km/h. Hennessey says the car is only able to hit 262km/h due to the limit on the factory six-speed transmission only allowing a top speed in fifth gear.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.