When Chevy stopped production on the Camaro in 2002, at the end of the fifth generation, car enthusiasts were deeply saddened this muscle car was no longer going to be available. While it took eight years, Chevrolet did reintroduce everyone to their muscle car with the relaunch of the Camaro in 2010, and the fifth generation, which was well received. To help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Camaro, Chevy launched the sixth generation of the Camaro in 2016.
To keep things lively, Chevy announced the release of the 2017 Camaro ZL1 as a high-performance option for the sports car line. The base ZL1 features both a 6-speed manual and 10-speed automatic transmission, with a 650-horse-powered supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. The ZL1 can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds while delivering 650 pounds-foot max torque. Plus, the ZL is capable of covering a quarter mile in 11.4 seconds. The ZL1 has name enhancements and performance upgrades over the standard Camaro models.
Then, when Dodge announced the upcoming release of their Charger Demon model, the tuner experts at Hennessey Performance in Texas built a performance enhancement kit for the ZL1, which they aptly named “The Exorcist,” and most people speculate this was to “slay” the competition.
With the performance modifications on the Camaro ZL1, it delivers 1000 horsepower, thanks to a faster flowing supercharger, quicker responding intercooler, an upgraded cam, a ported cylinder head, and several other enhancements to the already powerful V8 engine. Once these mods have been made, “The Exorcist” Camaro packs a wallop of a punch with 966 pounds-foot max torque, clocks 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds, and can cover a quarter of a mile in less than 10 seconds!
Hennessy Performance plans on producing one hundred of “The Exorcist” Camaro ZL1s for the 2017 model year. The base upgrade package starts at $55,000, with another $9,950 to upgrade an automatic transmission. There is also a Road Race Pack option that will cost an additional $6,995, and a Drag Pack option with an add-on cost of $8,995.
Hennessy Performance is offering their own 2-year or 24,000-mile warranty on “The Exorcist” upgrade packages, which covers the enhancements they make to the base Camaro ZL1. “The Exorcist” ZL1 made its first official public appearance at the Houston Auto Show on April 5, 2017.
The costs to upgrade the Camaro ZL1 do not include the initial purchase price of the Camaro from your local Chevy dealer in Spencer or the nearest authorized Chevrolet dealer in your area. The base price of the Camaro ZL1 starts at $61,140, with options of a 2-door sports coupe or a 2-door convertible, as well as upgraded exterior paint colors, trim options, and interior option packages.
For more information about the upcoming release of the Camaro ZL1 and package options, or to check out the other available 2017 Camaro models, please feel free to stop by Valley Chevy’s showroom or call us at 812-829-4843 today!