Watch Hennessey’s 1,000-HP Chevy Camaro ZL1 “The Exorcist” Do an Insane Burnout

The Dodge Challenger Demon may already be in trouble.

byChristian Gilbertsen|
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The Dodge Demon hasn't even been launched yet, but that hasn't stopped the overachievers at Hennessey Performance from building a performance kit for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that's aimed at stopping the Demon dead in its tracks. 

Appropriately dubbed "The Exorcist," Hennessey Performance has massaged the already potent LT4 V8 in the ZL1 to the tune of 1,000 horsepower by using ported cylinder heads, a cam upgrade, higher flowing supercharger and corresponding intercooler, a custom ECU tune, and a host of other options. Together, these upgrades result in 1,000 hp at 6,400 rpm and 966 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. 

John Hennessey, company founder and president, said, "Equipped with rear drag radial tires, The Exorcist will deliver 0-60 mph times under 3 seconds while running the ¼ mile in less than 10 seconds." He added, "However, 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 drag strip and street. Needless to say, this will leave the competition’s heads spinning."

The Exorcist upgrade can be done to both manual and automatic ZL1s, costing $55,000 for the upgrade. Sure, it ain't cheap, but it comes with a two-year/24,000-mile warranty. Extra tires not included. 

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