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Hennessey Performance Conjures Up a Convertible Version of Its Exorcist Camaro

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Hennessey will remove the top from a select number of models for The Exorcist Camaro ZL1

Caution: Likely to cause heads to spin 360 degrees

Right around the same time that Dodge officially unveiled its Demon, Hennessey Performance conjured up a performance model of its own: The Exorcist Camaro ZL1. Modified from a Chevy Camaro ZL1, the Exorcist was built to be an answer to all of the hype that Dodge was producing for the Demon.

Now that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has officially entered production, Hennessey is ready to make another revelation surrounding its Exorcist: The Exorcist Camaro ZL1 will be available as a convertible.


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Hennessey Performance showcased the convertible version of the Exorcist in a recently released video. Said video also demonstrated The Exorcist’s performance capabilities using a chassis dynamometer system.

You can watch the video down below, accompanied by the sounds of AC/DC’s hit song “Hell’s Bells”:

The option of a convertible model does provide the Exorcist with a major advantage over the Demon. While the Camaro recently received a convertible makeover, the Dodge Challenger currently has no topless model.

Another advantage that the Exorcist holds over the Demon is its performance. The Exorcist’s modified LT4 V8 engine is projected to produce up to 1,000 horsepower, 160 horsepower higher than the Dodge Demon’s performance.


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Recent testing shows that the Exorcist Camaro ZL1 is close to reaching that projection. The results from the chassis dyno testing showed the engine producing 959 horsepower and 756 lb-ft of torque.

Still, the Exorcist will be far rarer than the Demon. Dodge is producing 3,000 Demon models, while Hennessey only plans on producing 100 of its Demon-slayer.

Slaying Demons certainly isn’t cheap

The Exorcist will also come with a hefty price tag. While making a deal with the Demon will only cost drivers $85,000 (with Dodge going above and beyond to ensure that drivers don’t pay much more than this), the Exorcist’s price is projected to be somewhere around $120,000, with the convertible model potentially costing even more.

Hennessey has not revealed how many of the 100 Exorcists will be convertibles. Therefore, if you want to listen to the unbridled fury of 1,000 horsepower without a cabin drowning out some of the noise, then you’ll definitely want to look purchasing an upcoming Exorcist before they all sell out.

News Sources: Motor Authority, Autoblog

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    Zachary Berry currently resides in the Dayton, Ohio area. However, he enjoys traveling from place to place, as he was born in Oklahoma City and has also lived in Albuquerque and Orlando (such is the life of a military brat). Zachary graduated from Ohio University with a major in Strategic Communication, which is fancy talk for advertising and public relations. Beginning his career at The News Wheel as a lowly intern, he was able to climb his way to the top, eventually claiming his place within the last cubicle on the left. Other jobs that Zachary has held include driving around a safari truck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When he’s not putting his nose to the grindstone, Zachary enjoys watching and critiquing movies and television. See more articles by Zachary.