Watch a Chevrolet Camaro Go 217 MPH

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Hennessey Performance has created the world’s fastest Gen6 Chevrolet Camaro.

Called “The Exorcist,” the modified 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 features 1,000 horsepower and 966 pound-feet of torque, more than enough to take on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. And to prove just how impressive those performance figures are, Hennessey teamed up with Continental Tires and driver Brian Smith from the Ford Performance School to set a new top speed record for the Camaro at 217 mph.

SEE ALSO: Hennessey Prepares an Exorcism for the Dodge Demon Before it Even Debuts

Believe it or not, The Exorcist is a turnkey vehicle that can be ordered directly from Chevrolet dealerships and current Camaro ZL1 owners can send their vehicles to HPE for the conversion. The engine upgrade and graphics cost $55,000 and includes a limited two-year, 24,000-mile warranty. At the time of its introduction, Hennessey said The Exorcist is capable of going zero-to-60 mph in under three seconds and tears down the quarter mile in less than 10 seconds. But now we know it has a top speed of at least 217 mph.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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