New video shows off the Exorcist's capabilities
Chevrolet just debuted its most powerful Corvette ever, but that sports car has nothing on a special tuner Camaro in terms of power. The Hennessey Exorcist, based on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, hits the track in a new video.
John Heinricy, multiple SCCA national champion and retired GM engineer, took the Exorcist to the track to show a new owner what he is in for. Unsurprisingly, he’s all smiles as the Exorcist barrels down the runway at 130 mph (210 km/h). You may want to turn the volume down on your computer just slightly before watching the video, because this engine produces a hell of a sound. Or better yet, turn it up.
The Exorcist uses the same 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 as the standard Camaro ZL1. But it makes an additional 350 hp thanks to a larger supercharger, upgraded intercooler, special camshaft, ported factory heads, long-tube headers, bigger intake system, and revised ECU. Although Hennessey claims the Exorcist makes 1,000 hp, a dyno test earlier this year suggested an output of 1,103 ponies.
Hennessey only plans to build 100 Exorcists per year. The car costs $55,000 USD, not including the price of a stock Camaro ZL1, and is available directly through Hennessey or at certain Chevrolet dealerships. Fortunately, buyers are covered by a two-year, 24,000-mile (38,624-km) warranty.
Source: Hennessey Performance