Hennessey Responds To The Dodge Demon With Their 1,000-HP – The Exorcist Camaro ZL1

There appears to be a war amongst the muscle cars of the underworld at the moment. Dodge have creating a lot of hype and buzz around their new Demon and making sure that motoring enthusiasts are abundantly clear that the Demon is a force to be reckoned with.


Hennessey Performance Engineering is not taking this announcement lying down and a confidant the upcoming The Exorcist will give the Demon a serious run for its money. With some serious modifications, Hennessey Performance Engineering take the already formidable 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and work their magic. What they start with is an already impressive 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.

Then Hennessey start to work their devilish deeds. The dial gets pushed past 11 and a bigger supercharger with greater flow an the intercooler kicks out 14 psi of boost pressure and takes the vehicle to a 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 out to 1,000 hp and 996 lb-ft of torque. This impressive output is further enhanced by the addition of a camshaft upgrade, ported factory cylinder heads, a powerful air induction system and long-tube stainless steel headers.

This is all tied together for maximum performance thanks to custom engine management calibration from HPE. If you are wondering how the 1000 hp performs when it comes to the vital measurements, let’s take a look at that. According to Hennessey, the Exorcist will take on the quarter mile in under 10 seconds while the 0-60 mph is achieved in under three seconds.

There will be two different versions of The Exorcist Camaro ZL1 and both will require an extra payment over and above the base package price of $55,000. That is still in addition to the ZL1 Camaro which is another $62,135.
Additional options include a drag pack which consists of a driveshaft upgrade and a pair of serious 20-inch wheels with 315/30R20 Nitto drag radial tires. It also includes a floor jack and tool kit. This will sent you back another $8,995.

If you are wanting to take the vehicle into some more extreme conditions off road, there is a road race pack comprising a 20-inch lightweight Hennessey wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber for $6,995. And there’s more. The 10-speed automatic equipped cars will need the transmission to be upgrades at yet another $9,950. Some hellish pricing, we wait to see how they perform sales wise.