The Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Has Arrived

Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1

With an influx of new models from all the big names in the sports car category, it’s quite a task keeping track, but the Hennessey’s new Exorcist Camaro seems to stand out on its own quite prominently.

Exorcising the Demon

This new car has been pitted against Dodge’s Wild Challenger SRT Demon and gave the competitor a run for its money. The new Camaro ZL1 unleashes all of its 1,000 hp to live up to the name “Exorcist.” Recently, the Exorcist registered 959 horsepower on a dyno test on its rear wheels, proving to be superior to the Dodge Demon which uses 100-plus-octane fuel to generate a max of 840 hp.

What’s New with the Exorcist?

The company is using a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 which delivers a cool 1,000 horsepower which amounts to real, raw power for a racing car. The supercharged V8 engine has a 6.2-liter capacity which establishes a clear superiority over a standard ZL1. These modifications contribute to the creation of a fast car.

One might ask how they achieved this. Well, the answer to that question is that the company started by upgrading the supercharger and intercooler and added a few structural and design changes. The camshaft has also overhauled with the addition of a new air intake system with modified stainless steel headers. The resultant effect is a torque of 966 lb-ft at a sheer 4,400 rpm with the option of six-speed or a ten-speed automatic transmission.

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Performance Report

Rear drag radial tires provide the extra grip that is required to provide stability for an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph just within 3 seconds with a quarter of a mile being covered in a mere 10 seconds. According to company founder John Hennessey, “The Exorcist is not just a ¼ mile racer.  It’s a well-rounded super muscle car that is just as happy on a road course as it is on the dragstrip and street.” This fact brings in the possibility that we just could get a glimpse of these new devil-chasers on city roads.

Availability and Costs Involved

The Hennessey Exorcist Camaro will be available on a turnkey basis from the company Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) or can be bought directly from Chevrolet dealers. Owners of L1 Camaro cars can also get their vehicles modified by Hennessey at a cost.

The car comes at a cool $55,000 with a warranty that covers two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Automatic transmission will come at an additional cost of $9,500, and there is also an optional drag pack which will cost another $8,995 which includes 20-inch wheels with drag tires as well as an upgraded drive shaft, and a floor jack and tool kit. You can also get an optional road race pack, which features 0 inch light weight Hennessey wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

In the racing community, all eyes will be on Hennessey to see the first of the new Exorcist Camaros to roll out this fall. This baby is really going to fly!

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