Hennessey makes some impressive performance upgrades for the Chevy Camaro, including the Demon-killing Exorcist, a brutal, 1,000-horsepower party-starter based on the Camaro ZL1 1LE. Now, we’re cranking the volume with this on-track performance video direct from the Texas-based tuner.
Clocking in at one minute, 46 seconds, the video is short and sweet, giving us plenty of shots of the Hennessey-upgraded Chevy Camaro as it unleashes its four-figure V8 around the tuner’s test track. There’s no narration, no music – just the Camaro and a lightly muffled exhaust spitting spent gasses.
Shots include acceleration down the straights, shifting from inside the cockpit, and riding alongside the fenders.
For those that don’t know, Hennessey’s Exorcist Chevy Camaro is the limited-run range-topper in the tuner’s performance package lineup for the Bow Tie muscle car, taking the Camaro ZL1 1LE to a whole new level. Upgrades include a new high-flow supercharger and induction system, a custom cam, ported cylinder heads, a new fueling system, upgraded valvetrain, plus-sized heat exchanger, long-tube headers, and high flow cats.
Put it all together with some dyno tuning, and the end result is an astonishing 1,000 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 883 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm, good enough to propel the Chevy Camaro from a standstill to 60 mph in 2.1 seconds, and down the quarter mile in 9.57 seconds at 147 mph. Top speed is rated at 217 mph.
By comparison, the factory Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE produces 650 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 650 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 from the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine. The ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance package helps to keep all that raw power in check by adding performance suspension with DSSV dampers, adjustable camber plates, and rear stabilizer bars, as well as 19-inch wheels wrapped in summer-only Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar tires.
Check out the supercharged goodness below: