“Exorcise” Your need for Speed
Hennessey Performance (HPE) introduced their latest extravagant super muscle car last month and it’s got a name that’s sure to leave the competition shaking in its boots: The Exorcist.
The Exorcist is based on the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, one of our personal favorites from Chevy’s newest offering of cars. The Hennessey team has given the ZL1 a pretty significant boost though, increasing the manufacturer’s LT4 V8 engine’s power up to 1,000 bhp at 6,400 rpm and 966 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. With numbers like that, you know The Exorcist means business.
Hennessey was able to create that power boost by implementing a series of engine modifications, including installing a larger, higher flowing supercharger and intercooler system to produce 14 psi of boost pressure. The system is combined with ported factory cylinder heads, a camshaft upgrade, long-tube stainless steel headers, a high-flow air induction system and custom engine management calibration to create a truly unique driving experience.
But that’s not all.
“Equipped with rear drag radial tires, The Exorcist will deliver 0-60 mph times under 3 seconds while running the ¼ mile in less than 10 seconds,” John Hennessey, company founder and president, said in a recent interview. “However, The Exorcist is not just a ¼ mile racer. 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. Needless to say, this will leave the competition’s heads spinning.”
The Exorcist is available directly from Hennessey or can be ordered from a Chevy dealer near you. If you’ve already got a ZL1 Camaro lying around, you can send that on over to Hennessey for a quick conversion too. The Exorcist upgrade–which includes the 1,000 hp engine upgrade and graphics–is $55,000 and includes a limited 2-year 24,000 mile warranty.
If all that impressive Exorcist flavor isn’t enough for you, Hennessey is also offering an optional drag pack which includes a pair of 20-inch wheels with 315/30-20 Nitto drag radial tires, a drive shaft upgrade, a floor jack and a tool kit for just $8,995. You can also opt for the road race pack–an even more intense enhancement that includes a set of 20-inch light weight Hennessey wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for a fee of $6,995.
Best of all, you can have your Exorcist vehicle delivered to Hennessey’s ¼ mile dragstrip (Lonestar Motorsports Park) near Houston, TX for the kind of fun some can only dream of.
Order your Exorcist-enhanced 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 today. Ray Chevrolet has plenty of gorgeous ZL1s on the lot for you to choose from–but hurry because Hennessey Performance will only build 100 Exorcist vehicles each year!