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