Dodge is getting geared up to send Demons out into the world, but Chevy has their own plans, and it’s time for an exorcism! To be honest, we’re getting a little annoyed with the floods of snippets of information about the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and more than happy to hear that Hennessey is cooking up something to knock the highly anticipated Hellcat daddy car down a few pegs.
Word is, Hennessey Performance is more than ready for a brutal dogfight with Dodge’s one-seater special show pony — they are taking the ZL1’s 650 horsepower 6.2L, and giving it a makeover. The upgrades are expected to include a larger Hennessey Performance blower, ported heads, headers, and custom induction to reach 1,000 horsepower and 966 lbs.-ft. of torque.
Backing the powertrain will be a six-speed manual transmission, or 10-speed automatic to carry the power to the wheels. The Exorcist will race to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds, and cover the 1/4-mile in less than 10-seconds.
Price wise, the Hennessey Performance upgrades are going to exorcise quite a bit of money from your checking account with an added $55,000 cost on top of the $63,435 ZL1 sticker.
Upgrading the automatic transmission takes almost 10 grand, and the Drag Package with tougher driveshaft and drag radials adds in almost nine-grand to the price. Still, a car that runs under 10 seconds out of the box is going to be worth it to the gearheads who have the money to spend.
Only 100 of these special ZL1s will be made each year, and each comes with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty. We are absolutely overwhelmed with excitement to see the Camaro Exorcist send the Challenger SRT Demon back to hell where it belongs!
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