2016 Hennessey Chevrolet Camaro SS Hits 202 MPH on ContiSportContact 5P tires

2016 Hennessey Chevrolet Camaro SS Hits 202 MPH on ContiSportContact 5P tires

11Mar 2016

**ContiSportContact 5P tire the perfect performance tire for Hennessey's 750 horsepower.

 

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS debuted last year and even claimed the coveted title of 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year. That wasn’t enough for Hennessey. They had records to break.

 

The team at Hennessey Performance wanted to boost horsepower so they increased the airflow through the engine. They started with an HPE600 naturally aspirated eng7/8ine upgrade then added CNC ported cylinder heads, camshaft, and valvetrain upgrades. Like baking a cake, the recipe didn’t stop there. Kooks 1 7/8-inch long-tube stainless steel headers, high-flow catalytic converters, and a high-flow intake manifold were also added…bumping the horsepower to 605 bhp at 6,500 rpm. A nitrous-oxide kit was used as the icing on the cake to deliver an additional 150hp.

 

Additionally, the team used a GM Performance Parts lowered suspension system and equipped the Camaro with lightweight Hennessey 20-inch Hennessey H10 wheels wrapped in Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires. The ContiSportContact 5P is a maximum performance summer tire that excels at responsive handling and provides excellent grip in dry and wet conditions. And of course the outstanding braking performance all added up to the perfect tire for the job.

 

Watch the 2016 Hennessey Camaro SS hit over 200 mph at the Continental Tire Proving Grounds, 8.5-mile high-speed oval in Uvalde, Tex.