1,000 HP Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Hits 217 MPH, Sets World Record

1,000 HP Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Hits 217 MPH 5 photos
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1,000 HP Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Hits 217 MPH1,000 HP Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Hits 217 MPH1,000 HP Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Hits 217 MPH1,000 HP Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 Hits 217 MPH
Do you feel that the V6 incarnation of the Chevrolet Camaro, with its 335 hp, packs decent driving dynamics, are you excited about the 650 hp of the Camaro ZL1? Well, what if you could have the combined muscle of the two in a single package? That's right, we're talking about the 1,000 hp monster that the Hennessey Exorcist is.
As soon as Dodge came up with the 840 hp Challenger SRT Demon, the Lone Star State aftermarket developer decided to milk the marketing cow and introduced the thousand-pony Exorcist.

Well, the Texan developer has now put the muscle of the pumped-up ZL1 to the velocity test. To be more precise, the blown V8-animated machine has been taken to a Continental high-speed oval facility in the said state, where the loud pedal was welded to the floor.

After a furious speedometer climb, the Hennessey Exorcist managed to climb all the way to 217 mph (make that 349 km/h), sweeping muscle aficionados off their feet.

John Hennessey, the founder of the developer, couldn't help but bring along a Demon for the stunt, as you'll be able to notice in the piece of footage at the bottom of the page (yes, the soundtrack of the clip is just as impressive as you'd expect)

Oh, and if the go-fast action we discussed above seems extreme, we'll remind you that the Exorcist is also available in Convertible trim. In fact, here's a dyno run of the open-top velocity monster screaming on the dyno.

P.S.: Dodge Challenger Demon fans have no reason to fret, since Hennessey has also announced a comprehensive upgrade plan for the Mopar animal. To be more precise, the specialist plans to take the Dodge halo car all the way to 1,500 hp. And we'll return with footage of the boosted Demon as soon as we get out keyboards on it.

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