The Dark Lord has never had a more compelling argument for praise than the Exorcist. Brought to you by Texas-based tuning house Hennessey Performance, the Exorcist is a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible with 1,000 hp as well as a massive supercharger capable of producing 14 psi of boost pressure.
It’s everything we ever wanted when we were bored in Sunday school, stuck sitting in the back of the class and thinking about big-block motors and John Cusack’s car in Better Off Dead.
It’s all V8 and ragtop. In other words, it’s the best thing to have ever touched the road outside of the bible belt.
We covered the Exorcist Camaro when it first came out, and judging from out initial assessment of the monstrosity, it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Just check out what Hennessey was working with, and you’ll see why this epic ride was destined for greatness.
[Hennessey’s] Exorcist Camaro ZL1 starts off as a factory 6th Generation Camaro ZL1. Performance numbers are dramatically improved with a reported sprint to 60 mph in less than three seconds and sub 10 second quarter mile times. This is all made possible via more traditional modifications. Those would include a larger more efficient supercharger, ported factory cylinder heads, custom camshaft, headers, high flow air induction system and, of course, a tweaked tune from HPE. These modifications bump its power to a staggering 1,000 hp and 996 lb-ft of torque at 14 psi of boost.Advertisement
Naturally, the souped-up Chevy muscle car came available with plenty of upgrade packages courtesy of Hennessey.
If you plan on letting the Exorcist shift gears for you, an additional $9,950 will be needed to upgrade the 10-speed auto transmission.
A cool $8,950 gets you a drag pack that provides a stronger driveshaft, 20 inch wheels wrapped in 315/30 Nitto drag radials and a tool kit with a jack.
If taking turns is your thing, you can go with the $6,995 road race pack that gives you Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires mounted on light weight 20-inch wheels.Advertisement
To top off a killer combo, Hennessey will back this beast up with a two-year 24,000 mile warranty.
Now THIS is what pure, unadulterated power looks like.