Only 100 examples are being built.
The range-topping Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 sending 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, is already an extremely capable track car. But, if you're still not satisfied with the stock ponycar, the tuning gods at Hennessey Performance can turn your Camaro into a 1,000-hp monster.
Hennessey calls its Camaro tuning package 'The Exorcist', which has been on sale for several years now. At the time, the Camaro Exorcist was designed to take on the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Demon. While the Demon is no longer in production, Hennessey will still sell you a brand-new Exorcist.
However, production is limited to just 100 units, so it may not be available for much longer. To show us what it can do, Hennessey released a short-but-sweet video of The Exorcist being pushed to its limits during a high-speed test drive at the tuner's proving grounds in Texas.
If you have never heard what a car modified by Hennessey sounds like, your ears are in for a treat. Thankfully, there is no distracting music or commentary in the video, allowing us to enjoy the ear-shattering sound of The Exorcist's supercharged V8 in all its screaming glory. Trust us, you'll want to turn up the volume.
To extract such obscene levels of power from the Camaro's V8, Hennessey installs a high-flow supercharger and air induction system, a custom camshaft, an upgraded fuel system, and ported cylinder heads, among other upgrades, that increase the output to a ludicrous 1,000 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 883 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm.
These modifications enable The Exorcist to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.1 seconds, cover the quarter-mile in 9.57 seconds and hit a reasonable top speed of 147 mph. Pricing for The Exorcist starts at around $120,000, which is about double the price of the standard Camaro ZL1 1LE.