This Exorcist is ready to vanquish the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.
Dodge’s interminable teaser campaign for the Challenger SRT Demon is giving Hennessey time for countering the upcoming muscle car with The Exorcist – a 1,000-horsepower version of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. As the tuner claims, its “latest creation is built to cast out the demon.”
The Exorcist should be able to go like hell thanks to its extensively modified 6.2-litre supercharged V8. A larger supercharger and updated intercooler let the setup run an impressive 14-psi of boost. Output also gets a bump from ported cylinder heads, new camshafts, revised exhaust, better flowing induction system, and custom engine management. The powertrain produces a massive 966 pound-feet of torque. Customers can choose whether this unholy amount of power flows through a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic.
Hennessey estimates The Exorcist can reach 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) is less than three seconds and can run the quarter mile in under 10 seconds with a set of drag radials at the rear wheels.
Interested buyers can either order The Exorcist directly from participating Chevy and Hennessey dealers or send the firm their new ZL1 Camaro for conversion. The upgrade by itself costs $55,000 (approx. $74,000 CAD), in addition to the ZL1’s $61,140 base price ($75,755 in Canada). For customers who want the automatic, Hennessey charges $9,950 (approx. $13,000 CAD) for upgrading the gearbox. An additional $8,995 (approx. $12,000 CAD) buys an optional drag pack with 20-inch wheels, drag radials, an upgraded driveshaft, floor jack, and tool kit. A road race kit includes 20-inch lightweight wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for $6,995 (approx. $9,500 CAD).
At the moment, it’s difficult to really know how well the Exorcist can fight the Challenger SRT Demon because Dodge is still dripping out details about the new muscle machine. A teaser hints that the hellacious vehicle's supercharged V8 could pump out 757 hp. The meaner Challenger is absolutely full of tech for making the vehicle quicker in a quarter mile, though. Heavy-duty components should take the punishment of countless launches, and the air conditioning can even cool the air going through the supercharger.
Dodge will officially unveil the Challenger SRT Demon just ahead of the New York Auto Show on April 11.
Source: Hennessey Performance