10 Things Gearheads Forgot About The Exorcist Camaro By Hennessey
If you ever think you might need more power than the standard ZL1 Chevy Camaro, then Hennessey built this beast just for you. The Exorcist is designed and tuned by Hennessey Performance and is a complete turnkey vehicle based on the standard Camaro ZL1.
Although you might think this is a standard upgrade, Hennessey Performance is showing its dominance in the custom sports car market with this 1000 HP beast. With a top speed of around 217 miles per hour, this ZL1 is by far one of the most powerful Camaros money can buy. If you want to know more about this crazy custom car from Hennessey, here are 10 things gearheads forgot about the Exorcist Camaro:
ten 100 units produced
Although the Exorcist is a bespoke vehicle, bespoke doesn’t always mean rare. Many other luxury brands offer bespoke features on their cars, even though they manufacture and sell thousands of units each year.
Unlike those brands, Hennessey limited production to just 100 units. This allows them to focus on building a truly powerful vehicle with extreme attention to detail. This makes the car unique, but also secures it as a long-term investment.
9 1,000 hp powertrain
The Camaro Exorcist’s powertrain is a tuned and tuned version of the LT1. While the LT1 comes with a 6.2-liter V8, this one only produced 455 hp. The upgraded powertrain found in the Exorcist is built over the top-spec version and can reach 1,000 HP.
Along with the Exorcist’s insane power, the car also produces around 883 lb-ft of torque. It’s by far the most powerful Camaro ever made and it’s more than any car enthusiast will ever need. Hennessey improved the engine management system and ported the cylinder heads. This attention to detail has completely transformed the Camaro into an absolute beast for the road.
8 Improved sport brakes
Hennessey Performance is known for making extremely fast cars. While the Exorcist is undoubtedly powerful in a straight line, Hennessey has made significant changes to the car to let it drive like it means business too.
Tested on several tracks across the country, the Exorcist is one of the most powerful and agile cars on the market. Improved brakes along with Dyno tuning allow the car to make the most of every power it has.
seven 0-60 in 2.1 seconds
The Exorcist Camaro doesn’t just have engine stats on its side, it’s got real-world performance to match. This can be seen in its impressive 0-60 time of 2.1 seconds. That’s a huge improvement over the 3.4 seconds it takes for the standard Camaro.
The Exorcist Camaro can also cover the quarter mile in under 10 seconds. This makes the car an impressive piece of engineering on and off the track. The Exorcist indicates this in its price as it costs $135,000 compared to the standard $35,000 of the entry-level Camaro.
6 A beautiful exhaust system
The standard Camaro ZL1’s exhaust system is amazing, but Hennessey has taken it to a whole new level. The Exorcist comes with a unique 4-pipe layout that is not electronically limited like many modern European cars are.
Hennessey didn’t just install a new exhaust system, its engineers spent time designing the sound as if it were another physical part of the car. This further proves the work of art that Hennessey managed to produce.
5 Custom interior
The interior of the Exorcist is very similar to the standard Camaro ZL1. This means that although the Exorcist is designed for performance, you will still have all the luxury you can expect from the rest of the Camaro lineup.
While the Exorcist has interior badging and custom finishes, the infotainment system is the same as the standard ZL1. This modern system seamlessly integrates with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can sync your phone to the system wirelessly.
4 Exterior badge
The Exorcist Camaro features a number of exterior styling badges to indicate the model and make of the limited-edition vehicle. Although the vehicle may be available in a variety of different colors, each model comes with unique vinyl that has the Exorcist logo painted on it.
This makes the Exorcist stand out on the road. The Exorcist is built on the ZL1 Camaro, but uses the higher performance version of the car. This means that the Exorcist is by far the most aggressive and daring version of the Camaro.
3 Aggressive exterior body kit
Along with the unique colorways and dark accents given to the Exorcist, Hennessey Performance has also included an all-new body kit for the vehicle. This body kit works hand in hand with the lower suspension to give the car a more aggressive stance.
The new body kit includes a larger and more prominent grille, as well as wider body panels all the way to the rear of the car. The bumper is also more pronounced with a unique flat spoiler for extra downforce along the straights.
2 Attention to detail
Hennessy paid a lot of attention to small details in and around the Exorcist Camaro. This includes the fuel system, valve springs, heat exchanger, and even the car’s intake and exhaust valves. The modifications were not limited to the powertrain, but also included branded stitching and custom gauges in the cockpit.
These upgrades may seem small, but they add up to impressive performance for Exorcist. While these upgrades are made to every model, Hennessey also personally tests every vehicle to ensure everything is up to date. Each car is tested for approximately 500 miles before giving it the final stamp of approval.
1 Hennessey Guarantee
While many other tuning companies may tell you that the work they have done on your car voids the manufacturer’s warranty, Hennessey does the exact opposite. Every time you buy one of Hennessey’s models, they give you an additional warranty on the vehicle.
The Hennessey warranty overlaps your manufacturer’s warranty by two years and up to 24,000 miles. Although this is a limited warranty, it shows the designer’s commitment and confidence in the car he has produced.
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