1,000-HP 'Exorcist' Camaro Might Send the Dodge Demon Right Back to Hell

Chevy's answer to Dodge's new hot rod is divine indeed.
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Hennessey Performance pre-empted next week's launch of the hotly anticipated launch of the Dodge Demon drag racing-optimized muscle car with the announcement of the 1,000-horsepower Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro.

The Exorcist will make a parallel public debut when it is unveiled in its home state of Texas at the Houston Auto Show while the Demon is introduced at the New York International Auto Show.

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Hennessey's team starts with a 2017 Camaro ZL1, then adds the $55,000 Exorcist upgrade, which includes a larger, higher flowing supercharger and intercooler, ported factory cylinder heads, a hotter camshaft, long-tube stainless steel headers, high-flow air induction system and custom engine management calibration.

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The Exorcist upgrade is available for both 6-speed manual and 10-speed automatic equipped ZL1 Camaros, though the automatic requires another $9,950 worth of improvements so the transmission can withstand the fury of the engine's 996 lb.-ft. of torque.

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“Equipped with rear drag radial tires, the Exorcist will deliver 0-to-60 mph times under three seconds while running the quarter-mile in less than ten seconds,” said company founder and president, John Hennessey.

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“However, the Exorcist is not just a quarter-mile racer," he insists. "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.”

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Hennessey offers an optional drag pack that includes a pair of 20 inch wheels with 315/30-20 Nitto drag radial tires, drive shaft upgrade, floor jack and tool kit for $8,995. Road racers can specify a set of 20 inch lightweight Hennessey wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires instead for $6,995.

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The Exorcist is available as a new turnkey vehicle from Hennessey and can also be ordered directly from Chevrolet dealers. ZL1 Camaro owners can also send their vehicles to HPE for the conversion. 

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Hennessey Performance only plans to built one hundred Exorcists, so if you need to banish Dodge Demons, sign up quickly.

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