It's official: Hennessey has made the world's fastest Gen6 Camaro.
Last year, Hennessey Performance revealed its insane 1,000 horsepower Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Dubbed ‘The Exorcist,’ it was essentially the tuner’s answer to the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Limited to 100 models per year, Hennessey claims the Camaro Exorcist can hit 0-60 mph in less than three seconds and run the quarter mile in under 10 seconds. At the time, however, Hennessey didn’t reveal a top speed figure.
Keen to steer buyers away from the Dodge Demon, the tuner recently took the Camaro Exorcist for a top speed run at the Uvalde Proving Grounds 8.5-mile oval circuit, where it beat the Corvette ZR1’s claimed 213 mph top speed. During the run, the Camaro Exorcist hit 217 mph, making it the world’s fastest sixth-generation Camaro.
We wanted to see if The Exorcist could exceed the top speed of the new ZR1 Corvette, which is 213 mph. Mission accomplished,” said president and company founder John Hennessey. “This is just the first high-performance validation test for The Exorcist. We also plan to test our car’s 0-60 mph and quarter-mile performance at the dragstrip as well as handling and braking on a road course. Stay tuned.” Hennessey boasts that The Exorcist is not only faster than the ZR1 Corvette, but also faster than supercars like the McLaren 720S, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Ferrari 812 Superfast, and Lamborghini Huracan.
To create The Exorcist, Hennessey increases the Camaro’s supercharged LT4 V8 engine from 650 hp to 1,000 hp by increasing airflow through the engine and upgrading the factory 1.7 liter supercharge to a 2.9 supercharger system with a larger intercooler system and additional modifications. All these upgrades will cost you $55,000. Factory wheels were used for the top speed run, but Hennessey also offers upgraded wheels and tires for the dragstrip and a road race wheel and tire package. So far, Hennessey has delivered 20 Exorcists out of the planned 100 total units this year.