The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon makes its debut next week, but John Hennessey is has stolen its thunder with a Camaro like never before. He’s doing it with the Exorcist, a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 making 1000 horsepower with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8. That’s a 450 horsepower more than a stock ZL1, which to be clear, is a seriously quick car.
Hennessey Performance got all that power by upgrading the ZL1’s supercharger and intercooler, as well as adding a new camshaft, new stainless steel headers, a new air intake, and an ECU tune. Torque rises to 966 lb-ft at 4400 rpm and the engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual or a ten-speed automatic.
On optional 315-mm rear drag radials, Hennessey says The Exorcist will hit 60 mph in under 3 seconds and run the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds. Sheesh.
The drag radials are part of a $8995 drag pack which also includes a beefed up drive shaft, a jack, and a tool kit. For $6995, Hennessey also offers a road race package that includes a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires on 20-inch Hennessey wheels.
To turn your ZL1 into an Exorcist, you’ll need to send Hennessey $55,000 on top of the Camaro’s $61,000 base price. For an automatic-equipped Exorcist, add in $9950 for Hennessey to beef up the transmission to handle the power.
You can order a turnkey Exorcist directly from either Hennessey or a Chevy dealer, or send your own ZL1 down to Hennessey’s Texas shop for the upgrades. Hennessey only plans on building 100 examples per year, and each comes with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty.
We can’t wait to see some videos of the Exorcist in action, as it takes an already magnificent car up three notches. The Exorcist Camaro certainly goes to eleven.
Source: Road & Track
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