Cammed, Built and Blown Camaro SS Makes 846 Rear-Wheel Horsepower

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Vengeance Racing’s whipplecharged Camaro SS build yields big power and an awe-inspiring sound.

The 6th generation Chevrolet Camaro SS is powered by the modern LT1 V8, delivering around 400 horsepower to the rear wheels in stock form. However, like the engines in the LS series, the new LT1 responds very well to forced induction and the ability to make big power with a 6thgeneration Camaro is on display in this video from the Vengeance Racing YouTube channel.

This video quickly shows 6th gen Camaro SS owners exactly what it takes to go from 400 horsepower to 840+ horsepower at the rear wheels, with help from the folks at Whipple.

846 Horsepower Camaro SS LT1

Vengeance Racing 2017 Camaro SS

The heart of this beast is a 377-cubic inch LT1 block from Late Model Engines with Vengeance Racing CNC Ported LT1 Cylinder Heads, a Vengeance Racing Stage 3 Camshaft Kit, Kooks long-tube headers, an AlkyControl methanol injection system, LT4 fuel injectors and, most importantly, a Whipple 2.9-liter supercharger. This engine was built and tuned by the team at Vengeance Racing to run on an E85 alcohol blend and the result of their efforts is a 6th generation Chevrolet Camaro SS that packs 846 horsepower and 803 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels at 13 pounds of boost.

As the details below the video point out, this Camaro SS has enough power to beat just about anything on the street, including the factory-supercharged ZL1. In fact, with good traction, this Chevy muscle car might stand a good chance of out-running the new 755-horsepower Corvette ZR1.

Build and Testing

The video above begins by showing everything that went into building this Camaro SS all spread out on a table, followed by a quick look at the supercharged LT1 coming together. We get a look at the engine in place with the Vengeance Racing valve covers before the supercharger goes on and we watch as two guys lift the base of the Whipple supercharger into place, followed by a look at the engine build in its finished state.

846 Horsepower Camaro SS on the Dyno

After the engine comes together, we are treated to a new soundtrack, provided by the cammed-and-blown LT1. This Camaro SS sounds incredible at idle and when the dyno run begins, it sounds even better. You definitely want to have your sound turned up when watching this video, as the exhaust note of this Chevy muscle car will just melt your heart.

846 Horsepower 6g Camaro SS Dyno Chart

Finally, we get to watch the big dyno run followed by a look at the sheet, displaying 846 horsepower and 806 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. It should be noted that Vengeance is rounding down, so someone chasing numbers would surely state that this Camaro makes 847 horsepower and 807 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.

The video ends with a scrolling modification list, but the odds are good that when you get to that, you will back the video up for another chance to hear this Camaro SS rumble and roar.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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