At such high speeds, you can't rely on a car's stock speedometer for accuracy. So, Hennessey validated the Exorcist Camaro ZL1's 217-mph run with a Racelogic Video VBox GPS data logger. That top speed is higher than the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 – not to mention the McLaren 720S, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Lamborghini Huracan, as helpfully pointed out by John Hennessey – and unlike your typical supercar, it's capable of such ludicrous velocity with four passengers on board.
"It's kind of like having a new ZR1 Corvette with room for 4 people – but faster," says Hennessey. Not just faster, either, but also much more powerful. Hennessey reports an even 1,000 horsepower, 883 pound-feet of torque, a 0-60 time of 3.0 seconds and a quarter-mile run of 10.0 flat. And the modifications to the ZL1's V8 engine, which include a larger 2.9L supercharger, CNC ported cylinder heads, camshaft and valvetrain upgrades, and long-tube stainless steel headers, are covered by a three-year/36,000 mile warranty.
The Camaro's 10-speed automatic transmission, 20-inch forged wheels, and Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires were left stock for this test. The 217-mph top speed was achieved in ninth gear. Want one? You'll have to fork over $119,950 for the privilege of owning one of the 100 planned Exorcist units, 20 of which have already found homes.