Video: This is how the 1,000-HP Hennessey ZL1 1LE Exorcist is born
Hennessey Performance launched a cool aftermarket upgrade for the road-legal Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. Entitled “The Exorcist”, the package raised the engine output of the sports car by about fifty percent. Today, let us watch and learn about the installation of such kits.
Straight from the factory, the abovementioned Camaro is anything but underpowered, packing 659 PS (650 hp / 485 kW) along with 881 Nm (650 lb-ft) of torque. The Exorcist, however, is in an entirely different league with its 1,014 PS (1,000 hp / 745 kW) and 1,310 Nm (966 lb-ft) of torque. Modifications on this scale generally require the engine block to be unmounted from the car and dismantled down to the last component. Hennessey does things differently here, leaving the block inside the car and dismantling it right there. Replacement items include camshafts, the supercharger, cylinder heads, the fuel system, and the air intake tract, among others.
In the attached video, the company pays special attention to the proper installation of the Magnuson supercharger that grants the demon-banishing Camaro most of its extra power.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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