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Hennessey Puts The Exorcist Camaro On The Dyno To Exorcise All 1,000-HP

Does the Exorcist Camaro have what it takes to beat the Challenger Demon?

As precise as the art of building a car is, there is a surprising amount of inconsistencies that arise from it, which is a good thing because it ensures we stay employed reporting back how close or far off the mark of perfection a particular car is. Especially necessary circumstances are those when an automaker or a tuner makes a bold and slightly outlandish claim, such as when John Hennessey claimed the Exorcist Camaro, a 1,000 horsepower Camaro available at your local Chevy dealership, would beat the Challenger Demon.

In all fairness, Hennessey isn’t really the type to mess about when it comes to horsepower figures, but then again why not strap the Exorcist to the dyno and see if the beast that lies within is as powerful as it claims to be?

After one incredibly loud run, the numbers are in and it’s apparent that at least in terms of horsepower, the Exorcist can taunt the Demon. A total of 959 horsepower and 756 lb-ft of torque makes it to the rear wheels versus the Demon's 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque. As impressive as that is, there’s one major issue with trying to fight the Demon using pure horsepower. That would be that typically, after 700 horsepower is going to the rear wheels, it’s tough to get a better quarter mile time out of a car without swapping its stock components for some of the heavy duty hardware the Demon has. Digression aside, let’s just wait until the two can settle it on the strip.

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