Hennessey Proves ‘The Exorcist’ Is A Dodge Demon Killer

Even before the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon premiered, Hennessey launched its very own drag-focused road car, dubbed ‘The Exorcist‘ and based around the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

On paper, The Exorcist certainly has the upper hand over the Dodge. Whereas the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 of the Demon delivers 840 hp, Hennessey’s extreme Camaro pumps out a healthy 1014 hp and 1197 Nm of torque.

However, unlike Hennessey, Dodge’s engineers invested a serious amount of time and money into overhauling numerous chassis components of the Challenger to ensure optimum straight-line performance.

After months of teasing, it was time for Hennessey Performance to put up or shut up. It has done just that and shown that in ideal conditions, The Exorcist can beat the Demon on its home ground.

During a recent run down the quarter mile, The Exorcist achieved a time of 9.57 seconds at 236 km/h, a fraction quicker than the 9.65 second time publicized for the Demon.

Immediately off the line, The Exorcist also has the upper hand and rocketed from a standstill to 97 km/h (60 mph) in 2.1 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the Demon. Naught to 161 km/h (100 mph) came by in just 4.7 seconds, a decent bit quicker than the 5.1 seconds required by the Demon.

Which would you rather drive?

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  • TrevP

    I am loving the name of this thing

  • Althea Later

    Why do people care that one muscle car is 2/10th of a second quicker than another?

  • Frank Yoster

    foh..the demon is factory made..chevy build ur own demon style and then talk big..this doesnt count.

  • I don’t like either of them but I go for Demon Exorcist is just a modification and honestly Hennessey set up is based on off the shelf components…

  • Six_Tymes

    Cool car, amazingly fast.

    to the negative comments, why do you even bother visiting this site, to complain and be more negative?

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Very much so. Have you any idea how important this makes me feel?

  • Bash

    The demon is a factory build muscle car! You can’t compare it to a modified one!

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