Hell Energy’s Camaro

Hell Energy’s Camaro

An old dream came true for Hell Energy at the end of last summer when the company decided to start rebuilding an overseas Chevrolet model. As a serious participant in the field of technical sports for several years, Hell Energy, Hungarian based energy drink manufacturer, plans to build a 6200 ccm racer-miracle with over 640 HP – surely not the average idea of a racing car. The Chevrolet Camaro SS, which was taken into pieces and then rebuilt again from scratch, rolled out of the garage representing extreme power and true magnificence: after getting a shiney new Hell design on the outside, the service team just finished working on the car’s performance improvement in the past few days. Lead mechanic of the service team expressed his acknowledgement: he feels the test results speak for themselves.

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The company, which has been present in the field of motorsports for several years, chose this particular Chevrolet model – which is unique in Europe – in order to dazzle motorsport fans with a racing car that is outstanding in its appearance as well as in its performance. Hell’s plans worked out well, the new race car became the finest jewel of a young and increasingly popular motorsport branch: drift.

The car that originally comes with 422 HP was considered a unique model even before any modifications were done, but the reconstruction has enhanced its rarity further. The car was stripped of all unnecessary items: in order to decrease its weight, mechanics removed airbags, ABS and all of the indicators. Factory indicators were also done away with, the pilot gets all the necessary information from a central, integrated indicator panel.

However, the new race car miracle that was finally boosted up to 590 HP and 780 Nm, needed further serious structural reconstruction work in order to make it sturdy enough for the drift tracks. Factory-made trailing arms were changed to massive GE arms, the running gear went under some serious geometrical transformation, while the mounting of brand new, tougher springs were also crucial for the Camaro to be able to take the extreme strain. The complete differencial gear was also changed, and a new, double disc clutch gear was built in to balance  increased engine performance.

The car that originally comes with 422 HP was considered a unique model even before any modifications were done, but the reconstruction has enhanced its rarity further. The car was stripped of all unnecessary items: in order to decrease its weight, mechanics removed airbags, ABS and all of the indicators. Factory indicators were also done away with, the pilot gets all the necessary information from a central, integrated indicator panel.

However, the new race car miracle that was finally boosted up to 590 HP and 780 Nm, needed further serious structural reconstruction work in order to make it sturdy enough for the drift tracks. Factory-made trailing arms were changed to massive GE arms, the running gear went under some serious geometrical transformation, while the mounting of brand new, tougher springs were also crucial for the Camaro to be able to take the extreme strain. The complete differencial gear was also changed, and a new, double disc clutch gear was built in to balance  increased engine performance.

The bench test was long anticipated by Hell Energy as well as by the engineer team that was working on the car. Finally, the truth was revealed when the first test results showed up on the screen:  long months of hard work paid off. The team can be absolutely satisfied with the results: the car’s output was 500 Nm at 1500 RPM, while at maximum RPM (above 2500) the output has reached 700 Nm. In terms of horse power, the car’s performance is equivalent to that of the Camaro 590, since mechanics did not dare to wind it up further, due to the unstable fuel system. Lead engineer of the transformation team added: From the test results we drew the conclusion that we would need to install a more stable fuel systen in order to further increase the car’s performance. In my opinion, the Camaro still has a potential of 80-100 extra horse power, but this can be proven only after the next batch of tests.‘ Further performance improvements are subject of the upcoming tests as well, as the team will be able to draw conclusions from the test pilot’s feedback. At the moment, mechanics are not even sure yet whether any further performance improvements are needed or not, since the increased performance should be transferred to the road as well.

Taking advantage of the mild, early-spring weather conditions of the last few weeks, the enthusiastic Camaro mechanics team with test pilot and Hell Racing Team’s drifter, Tamas ‘Puci‘ Varga, took control of the race tracks in Kunmadaras, eager to find out what the tuned up car was capable of. Feedback from the test pilot is extremely important for mechanics, as this guides them how to tune the car correctly in such way that the driving experience still remains enjoyable despite the extreme tuning. The Camaro captured the drifter’s heart right after the first tests: ‚I have to admit, I did not think that this car would be so good…. Unfortunately, I only had limited chance to drive it during the first test, but it felt extremely good. But even during this short time period, I could feel the car is as strong as a bull but manoeuverable at the same time. The running gear needs a bit more adjustment, it is too soft for my taste. On the whole, I can only speak positively about Hell’s new racer, there is still plenty of potential to it, and only the sky is the limit…..!‘ – said the national champion drifter.

This really unique race car will be introduced to the general public for the very first time at Hell Energy’s National Drift Championship, starting on 11th April, 2011. Hell Energy’s race team will put on a spectacular drift show for the fans of horse power and roaring engines. Since eye-catching cars usually come hand in hand with gorgeous women, this year’s drift season will be hosted by Miss Universe Hungary 2008, who will also be representing Hell Energy’s new Camaro.

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