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The Super Camaro Will Slot Above The Exorcist In The Hierarchy Of Power Packages

Camaro ZL1 1LE

Hennessey Performance Engineering tends to have a strong presence at the SEMA Show, and this year is no different. The Texas-based tuning company has been teasing its various products that it plans to reveal tomorrow, and one of them is a special sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, as evident by the photo above by the massive rear wing unable to hide in that bellowing cloud of tire smoke.

Here’s what we know, before HPE wants you to:

This special Camaro ZL1 1LE is called the “Resurrection”, which will, we assume, slot above the company’s Dodge Demon tuning program that takes the Mopar muscle car up to 1,200 horsepower. At the same time, this program makes the marketing of the “Exorcist” Camaro seem more than a little strange, as how can a 1,000 horsepower Chevrolet vanquish a 1,200 horsepower Demon? Maybe the Demon killed the Exorcist, and now this comeback is a Resurrection?

Anyway. We’re told that Hennessey has fitted a 6.2L LT5 supercharged V8 crate engine into this Camaro ZL1 1LE, and then took the learnings from its Corvette ZR1 program and applied it here. This would give the Resurrection as much as 1,200 horsepower, which properly rivals the company’s Demon tuning program. Expect the full reveal and specifications disclosure to happen at 11:30 AM PT on Tuesday, November 5, at the Shell Pioneering Performance Experience just outside the main hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We’re currently unsure of its pricing, but if the roughly $120,000 price of the Exorcist is any indication, we expect this Camaro to be exceptionally exclusive.

Along with the Resurrection Camaro ZL1 1LE, Hennessey will also have its first completed 1,000 horsepower Jeep Gladiator build, dubbed Maximus. The tuner plans on building only 24 of these Jeep pickup trucks, for $225,000 a piece.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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