Hennessey Turns 30 With Special 1,000-HP Camaro ZL1 Exorcist

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Just 30 units will be made.

Hennessey continues work on developing its own hypercar but the company's true bread and butter comes from its tuning packages. Recently the Texas-based company unveiled its extreme version of the Bronco, as well as another high-horsepower Ford in the Legend Edition Mustang. One of its most well-known packages is for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and is called The Exorcist. With 1,000 horsepower and 883 lb-ft of torque, the name seems perfectly apt, but now the name has gotten longer as the tuning company unleashes The Exorcist 30th Anniversary Edition. As the name suggests, this special edition celebrates 30 years of the Hennessey Performance Engineering brand.

Hennessey Performance Engineering
Hennessey Performance Engineering
Hennessey Performance Engineering
Hennessey Performance Engineering

This is not an additional allotment of cars that Hennessey is building - the Exorcist remains limited to just 100 units, with these 30 special editions being offered to customers as part of the original run. However, each of the special editions gets an anniversary logo on the car's front flanks, just behind each front wheel. These models will also get an individually-numbered Anniversary Edition chassis plate.

John Hennessey, the company's founder and CEO, says: "The Exorcist is the epitome of the American Muscle car and has the off-the-line performance to embarrass almost any car on the planet. We've been making fast cars faster since 1991, so our 30th Anniversary Exorcist pools all we know into one ferocious supercar slayer."

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Despite the above, the special model is no different in terms of performance to the original Exorcist, which we first saw more than four years ago. Still, that's no bad thing. You still get a high-flow supercharger and air induction system, a custom camshaft, ported cylinder heads, long-tube stainless steel headers, and high-flow catalytic converters, among an assortment of badges of other identifying touches. If you're interested in getting your hands on one of these Dodge Demon slayers, you need to give Hennessey $135,000, which includes the base Camaro ZL1 in either coupe or convertible format and with either a manual or automatic transmission.

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Hennessey Performance Engineering
Hennessey Performance Engineering
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