So, Dodge makes this car called the , right? It has eleventy-million (read: 840) horsepower and is fueled by the sorrows of orphans, or whatever. It'll do 200-plus miles per hour and is generally super awesome. John Hennessey, purveyor of , cars and trucks for several decades now, doesn't believe in letting OEMs have too much fun, so he's built the Exorcist (get it? Wakka-wakka!) Camaro with 1,000 hp to pee in Dodge's Wheaties.
What does it take to make a Hennessey Performance Engineering Exorcist Camaro? Well, it all starts with the excellentand its Corvette Z06-based supercharged cam-in-block LT-series engine, which in stock trim produces 650 hp. HPE then takes the 1.7-liter supercharger that comes with the engine and trashes it, replacing it with a 2.9-liter blower that creates all the boost in the world. Next, the car is treated to new machined cylinder heads, a more efficient intercooler and a set of long-tube headers.
All of this gentle massaging allows the Exorcist Camaro to hit a top speed of 217 miles per hour, which is four mph more than the brand-new Corvette ZR1 that showed Roadshow Editor-in-Chief Tim Stevens such a at Willow Springs. An interesting tidbit to note is that the Exorcist Camaro prototype uses the GM 10-speed transmission, and it achieved its top speed in ninth gear. Interestingly, it hasn't yet attempted to beat the Demon on its home turf, aka the , though Hennessey says that it will be conducting those tests soon.
Hennessey plans to build 100 examples of the Exorcist Camaro; each one will retail for just under $120,000 and each comes with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty. Whether John Hennessey can find 100 crazy Chevrolet fanbois to spend an extra $35,000 over the cost of a stock Demon remains to be seen.