For anyone with an interest in high performance vehicles, the name John Hennessey should sound familiar. For those that do not know who he is, let us just say he has the magic touch when it comes to increasing vehicle horsepower and pushing them to their limits. Recently, Motor Trend featured a video on its YouTube channel, “The J-Turn”, featuring one of the latest of Hennessey’s creations, a 750hp 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Hennessey brought the Camaro, along with a professional driver, to the infamous “Texas Mile”. The “Texas Mile” is a stretch of road familiar to speed enthusiasts where anyone and everyone can see how far and fast they can push their vehicle, without the fear of law enforcement intervening. Located off Highway 202 in Goliad, this stretch of road is actual a mile and a half long, offering a mile to test your speed and a half mile to safely bring your vehicle to a stop. Hennessey’s goal for the “Texas Mile” was to push his ZL1 creation over 200mph. Keep in mind that more than the engine was altered, it was made lighter and additional safety equipment was added to keep the driver safe at a potential 200mph. So, did the Camaro ZL1 with the Hennessey touch surpass the 200mph mark? You will just have to watch the video below to find out!
If watching the Camaro in the video inspires your need for speed, Permian Chevrolet has a great selection of Camaros as well as all other great Chevrolet models to choose from, both new and used. Stop by our website and browse our inventory, or stop by in person at 800 N Turner Street in Hobbs and take one for a test drive yourself. Although the Camaro is fast, keep in mind the Camaro seen in the video was driven by a professional on a closed course with additional safety precautions in place, so please, do not try this at home or on your test drive!