Meet Hennessey's successor to The Exorcist.
Hennessey Performance is currently on a mission to beat Bugatti's 300-mph record with the new Venom F5 hypercar. However, the Texas tuner is more renowned for extracting insane amounts of power from America's most popular Mustang. One of the tuner's best-known models is the 1,000-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 called 'The Exorcist'. If you thought The Exorcist was crazy, wait until you see its successor.
Debuting at the 2019 SEMA show, Hennessey's latest creation is the most powerful production series Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE ever built. It's called 'The Resurrection.' Based on the current Camaro ZL1 1LE, Hennessey has taken the track-focused muscle car to the next level.
Under the hood, Hennessey has ditched the ZL1's 650-hp supercharged LT4 engine and replaced it with the 755-hp LT5 engine from the Corvette ZR1. From here, Hennessey has increased the power to 1,200 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 1,000 lb-ft of torque at 1,000 rpm.
"He is Risen!" said company founder John Hennessey. "Our team has been waiting to offer a more powerful version of The Exorcist. We've built several 1,200-horsepower C7 ZR1 Corvettes, so we knew we could deliver this same power level in the ZL1 1LE, but we just needed a cool name to fit the car. The Resurrection seemed to be the perfect evolution of The Exorcist, which was a name that was ultimately inspired by the Dodge Demon."
To increase the supercharged LT5 V8 engine's power, Hennessey installs a high-flow air induction system, CNC billet throttle body upgrade, a 2.65 liter supercharger with a larger intercooler system, custom carbon fiber hood with increased clearance, new cylinder heads, camshaft and valvetrain upgrades, and a 1 7/8 inch long-tube stainless steel headers with high-flow catalytic converters.
Models equipped with a six-speed manual will also receive a clutch and flywheel upgrade, while ten-speed automatic transmission equipped vehicles will receive upgraded clutch packs and torque converter. A fuel system upgrade and recalibrated ECU round out the upgrades. As with Hennessey's other tuning projects, The Resurrection will come with a one year / 12,000-mile warranty. Production of The Resurrection will be limited to just 24 examples. Each example will cost $200,000, including the price of a new Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE.