Playing Devil’s Advocate: Hennessey To Offer 1,500 HP Dodge Demon Alongside 1,000 HP Exorcist Camaro8
It’s not much of a surprise, but after Hennessey Performance Engineering went through all the trouble of undermining the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Demon with the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Exorcist, a hotter Demon is coming, too.
Fiat-Chrysler Authority reports HPE has plans to introduce an even more devilish Dodge Demon, taking power from 840 horsepower up to 1,500 hp. Its Camaro Exorcist package makes only 1,000 hp.
According to Hennessey’s website, the Texas-based performance house will be offering “a line of high-performance and racing upgrades for the 2018 Dodge Demon,” including headers, engine tuning and an upgraded supercharger system that will boost output to 1,000 or 1,500 horsepower.
HPE will also give the Demon the green light for NHRA drag strips by fitting a factory roll cage and parachute. Currently, the Demon is banned from NHRA tracks because it’s simply too fast for its regulations in factory form.
Don’t expect HPE to roll out its Demon upgrades right away, though. Dodge will only begin production until late this year. Hennessey likely won’t get its hands on one until next year.
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The snake oil salesman is hard at work. The only one to come out with a hp rating before the car is even introduced…
Too bad it doesn’t have a roll cage !
The first part of the equation to building a sports car is having a great engine and the second part is a great suspension as Hennessey’s 1,000 horsepower would go great with the Camaro’s 1LE suspension because a true sports car can make turns.
The Challenger is a Muscle Car – not a sports car.
The only power that matters is what you can use. If you can,t use it then it is just numbers.
Sean , great article I can’t even believe I came across this and looked at the Author .
The Hennessey exorcist Camaro 0 to 60 or 1/4 mile time is not even known and I don’t think anyone expected the Demon to be as fast as it is. The Demon has all the bragging rights fresh out of the crate. In my opinion the Demon is pure insanity and the greatest muscle car built to date.
scott3 said it best “the only power that matters is what you can use. If you can,t use it then it is just numbers.”
Dodge is getting the power to the ground right out of the box, Hennessey adding too much juice might make it have unusable power or useless on the street.
Fastyle – the new Hennessey Demon will offered with a roll cage.
HP wars you have to love them lol.
Jason, so we can lay to rest “It’s not factory”? If so good, let the tuner wars begin!
If you can’t make it turn, make it burn.