Hennessey Performance records the roar of a 1,000-hp Chevrolet Camaro

06-07-2018 11:03
The Hennessey Performance engineers have nicknamed the model “The Exorcist”

Car tuning atelier Hennessey Performance has posted a video on YouTube featuring a unique Chevrolet Camaro with a 1,000-horsepower (745-kilowatt) engine under the hood. The company wanted to demonstrate the monstrous roar of the turbocharged power unit.

The Hennessey Performance engineers have nicknamed the model “The Exorcist”. The car was designed and built as the main competitor of the Dodge Challenger Demon dragster, so the alias isn’t really unexpected. The latter vehicle commands a powerful 6.2-liter engine capable of 850 hp, or 634 kW. The modded Chevrolet Camaro packs an engine of the same size, but with a better piston assembly, a reworked camshaft, a new turbocharger, and an improved injection system.

The Exorcist still needs 3.0 seconds to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph), whereas the Dodge Challenger Demon only takes 2.3 seconds to do the same. The former vehicle completes a quarter-mile drag race in ten seconds flat, while the latter manages it in 9.65s.

If you would like Hennessey Performance to turn your Camaro into an Exorcist, that would be U.S. $55,000.


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