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Hennessey’s Camaro ZL1 Exorcist revealed

By Chris Thompson, 07 Apr 2017 News

Dodge’s Demon has competition in the form of a 745kW Camaro ZL1 tuned by Hennessey

Hennessey Exorcist revealed cover

Hennessey says its new Exorcist Camaro ZL1 is “built to cast out the Demon”. Prepare for one of the greatest muscle car rivalries ever.

With a Chevrolet 6.2-litre supercharged LT4 V8 tuned to produce a whopping 745kW/1310Nm to pull it along, the Exorcist is sounding bad enough to strangle Dodge’s newest monster.

Just a bit better than the standard ZL1’s 485kW/881Nm.

The Exorcist’s name is no coincidence, nor is the music used in its reveal video. If it’s on the Highway to Hell, it’s got a few days to get there before the Demon comes out to play.

Hennesseys Camaro ZL1 Exorcist frontUpgrades over the ‘standard’ ZL1 include a larger, higher flowing 14psi supercharger and an upgraded intercooler system, ported factory cylinder heads, a camshaft upgrade, long-tube stainless steel headers, a high-flow air induction system, and custom engine management calibration.

Founder and president, John Hennessey says the Exorcist will deliver 0-100km/h times under 3 seconds, and run the quarter in less than 10. 

Hennesseys Camaro ZL1 Exorcist side“However, the Exorcist is not just a quarter-mile racer,” Hennessey adds. “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. Needless to say, this will leave the competition’s heads spinning.”

It wouldn’t be the first time an exorcist has seen a demon’s head spin around.

Hennesseys Camaro ZL1 Exorcist front lightsAvailable for both 6-speed manual and 10-speed automatic-equipped ZL1s, the upgrade’s base cost sits at USD$55,000, so it’s not cheap.

But GM fans with cash to burn will likely be happy to drop the cash if it means showing up Dodge at the strip.