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Hennessey wants to tame your Demon with its new Exorcist Camaro

Texas tuner tries to top Dodge's Demon in a horsepower hootenanny at the Continental Tire Uvalde Proving grounds.

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Kyle Hyatt

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What does it take to make a Hennessey Performance Engineering Exorcist Camaro?

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Well, it all starts with the excellent sixth-generation Camaro ZL1 and its Corvette Z06-based supercharged cam-in-block LT-series V8, which in stock trim produces 650 hp.

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Hennessey 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.

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Next, the car is treated to new machined cylinder heads, a more efficient intercooler and a set of long-tube headers.

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All of this gentle massaging allows the Exorcist Camaro to hit a top speed of 217 miles per hour.

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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.

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Soon, Hennessey will take it to the drag strip to see if it can outperform the king of the drag, the Dodge Demon.

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With 1,000 horsepower on tap, there's a good chance it could.

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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.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of the Potential Demon Eater.

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