With 4,500 miles on its odometer and a Buy-it-Now price of $54,950, those of us who see the glass as half-empty will look at this Hennessey Chevrolet SS HPE600 for sale on eBay as nothing more than a used car costing some $10,000 more than a new SS; however, those of us who see the glass as half-full will see this Hennessey SS (with 185 additional horsepower over its stock counterpart) as a true steal at only some $10,000 more than a new SS.
Consider us to be in the latter camp, because watching this pup shred through the quarter-mile in a smidge over 11.8 seconds sends our hearts aflutter.
As the kit’s name implies, Hennessey’s HPE600 Chevrolet SS makes a fat 600 horsepower at 6,300 RPM courtesy of a TVS2300 supercharger, as well as a custom Hennessey air intake, pulley and engine management system, not to mention a few other things.
This car is being sold by Hennessey itself out of its Sealy, Texas headquarters. It also happens to be the first HPE600 ever built, so there’s historical value in buying this machine as well. On the flip side, we’re 99.9 percent certain this is the same car that Hennessey used in the videos it produced to show the HPE600 running the quarter-mile and hitting its top speed.
While this car may have been driven hard, we doubt the pros at Hennessey would put it away wet. Trust us, if we had the money, we’d put it where our collective mouth is and buy the thing ourselves.