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.