Hennessey’s thick catalogue includes several rides with more power than some modern hypercars. One of them is the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which they aptly named the Exorcist, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
Compared to its rival from FCA, which comes with an 840 HP 6.2-liter supercharged V8, the muscle car from the bowtie brand tuned by Hennessey has an earth-shattering 1,000 HP at 6,500 rpm and 883 lb-ft (1,197 Nm) of torque at 4,500 rpm.
The extra 350 HP and 233 lb-ft (316 Nm) produced by the 6.2-liter supercharged V8, compared to the stock 2019MY, has dropped the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) from 3.5 to 2.1 seconds, according to the tuner, and has increased the top speed from 202 to 217 mph (325-350 km/h). The model can run the quarter mile in 9.57 seconds with an exit speed of 147 mph (237 km/h).
In addition to the 2.9-liter supercharger upgrade, high-flow air induction system, custom camshaft, upgraded valve springs, retainers, intake and exhaust valves, bigger heat exchanger and many other parts, the Exorcist comes with serial number plaques on the dashboard and in the engine compartment, special exterior logos and premium floor mats. Optionally, it can be ordered with a transmission upgrade, track tool kit, new wheels and 20-inch rear drag radials.
The Texan tuner recently took the Exorcist out on the Pennzoil Proving Grounds for further validation testing and, as you’d expect, it goes like stink.