Hennessey tests the Exorcist Camaro ZL1 on the Dyno, possibly to scare the Challenger SRT Demon

Article by Christian A., on May 2, 2017

Hennessey Performance recently published a riveting video showing The Exorcist’s 959.32 hp and 756.29 lb-ft of torque on the rear wheels.

As it turns out, the tuner from Texas wants to announce to the world that “The Exorcist” Camaro ZL1 could cast out an incredible 959 hp on the Dyno test. It isn’t even close to the SRT Demon’s 840 hp at the crankshaft.

The theory is based on actual math, starting with the fifteen percent “drivetrain loss” on the Demon’s 1,103 hp. As for the ZL1, the boosted performance was made possible by Hennessey’s decision to upgrade the Camaro’s ECU, intakes and supercharger. Needless to say, the competition between Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Hennessey Performance Engineering’s Chevy Camaro is heating up even more.

The tuned Camaro’s highly acclaimed 1,000hp is powerful enough to scare the hell out of the Challenger SRT Demon, which requires an additional high octane gasoline just to achieve its optimum power output. With that being said, the hugely powerful outputs are not the only things we can count on The Exorcist or the SRT to give.

Dodge’s impressively evil transaxle brake calipers, adaptive suspension and grip tyres are also capable of sending the Demon to a quarter mile in as short as 9.54 seconds. It doesn’t necessarily mean to say that Hennessey’s Camaro ZL1 is also capable of providing the same grip as soon as it races with the Demon. I guess that’s something we need to find out much later on. Either way, the Exorcist comes with a limited warranty for only 2 years (covering the first 24,000 miles) while Dodge is offering a full warranty for the Demon.

Meanwhile, Hennessey’s holier-than-thou upgrade can be had for the price of $55,000. This amount is not so bad, considering that the Camaro ZL1 is impressive right from the start. Those who want more could grab one of the 100 Exorcists that Hennessey is planning to produce every year. These cost about $117,000.

If not getting Hennessey’s Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 would mean like it’s the end of the world, Dodge will have at least 3,000 Demons scattered all over the US to appease your spirit. Dodge is in fact planning to come out with a much powerful 1,500 hp variant. Well that’s a lot of “revelation”. But for now, the Exorcist Camaro ZL1 certainly has more bragging rights than any other car from hell.

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