Transforming the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Collector's Edition Into a 1,000 HP Beast

Feb 6, 2024 2 min read
Transforming the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Collector's Edition Into a 1,000 HP Beast

Hennessey's Exorcist.

In the ever-evolving world of muscle cars, Hennessey Performance Engineering has unleashed a formidable contender with its latest creation - the Exorcist, based on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Collector's Edition. As Chevrolet's iconic Camaro bids its time before its next evolutionary leap, possibly integrating both ICE and EV powertrains, Hennessey seizes the moment to redefine muscle car performance.

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The Exorcist takes the already powerful ZL1 Collector's Edition, which houses a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, and elevates it to an astounding 1,000 horsepower and 966 pound-feet of torque. This monumental power upgrade places the Exorcist in a league of its own, capable of challenging the original Bugatti Veyron with a 0-60 mph sprint in just 2.1 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph. The quarter-mile? A blistering 9.57 seconds at 147 mph.

Hennessey's transformation involves an extensive range of modifications, including a high-flow air induction system, supercharger upgrade, custom camshaft, ported cylinder heads, and long-tube stainless steel headers, among others. These enhancements are not just about brute force; they are meticulously tested on both dyno and road, ensuring up to 500 miles of reliability backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

What sets the Exorcist apart, beyond its raw power, is Hennessey's adherence to understated elegance. There are no garish body kits or oversized wheels. The difference lies in the details - special badging and a serial-numbered plaque discreetly mark its pedigree. It's a testament to Hennessey's philosophy that true muscle doesn't need a loud visual statement.

As enthusiasts eagerly await the return of the Chevrolet Camaro, potentially armed to confront the likes of the Dodge Charger and the latest Ford Mustang, the Exorcist stands as a pinnacle of what the current generation can achieve. Pricing details for this behemoth remain exclusive, available only through direct contact with Hennessey, but one thing is certain - the Exorcist is a breathtaking tribute to the legacy and potential of the American muscle car.

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