TEXAS HORSEPOWER: Two Hennessey Camaros at No Reserve

Written by Eric Becker


Texas-sized horsepower lies under the hood of the custom Hennessey Edition ZL1 Camaro known as “The Resurrection,” which is one of two Hennessy Edition Camaros heading to the Houston Auction with No Reserve.


“The Exorcist” – designed by the Hennessey team to exorcise any demon.

Style, noise and a whole lot of go – that’s what this Camaro duo headed to Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Houston Auction with No Reserve are all about. These are machines built to satisfy the needs of any horsepower fiend; cars that offer no reservations, only experiences. Welcome to Texas, home of Hennessey Performance, purveyors of speed and creators of “The Exorcist” and “The Resurrection.” These two vehicles are here to exorcise any demon, be they on road or track.

The very name “The Exorcist” is designed to poke fun and rouse the ire of Dodge’s quarter-mile-mauling 840-horsepower Demon. After all, the job of The Exorcist is to vanquish the Demon – and vanquish it shall, with horsepower in the four-digit range and enough torque to twist the very earth beneath you as you cry hellfire and let slip the dogs of war.

A peek under the hood of The Exorcist.

Hennessey took the standard, already quite quick Camaro ZL1 and properly upped the ante. In standard trim, the ZL1’s 6.2-liter LT4 V8 produces 650 supercharged horses. Hennessey, compelled by the power of forced induction, increases output by an additional 350 horsepower, for a dyno proven result of 1,000 horsepower and 883 ft/lbs of torque.

Key to all that power are a number of specially engineered components that include a high-flow supercharger, ported cylinder heads, upgraded pushrods and lifters, as well as a new camshaft, new stainless-steel long-tube headers, a new high-flow air intake and Hennessey engine management calibration. Press the start button and the engine fires to life with a menacing growl, letting you know you’re in something serious.

The Exorcist boasts performance that will truly make heads turn. Hennessey claims a 0-60 time of 2.1 seconds and a tear down the quarter-mile in 9.57 seconds at 147 mph. But this Camaro does not rest; it continues its frontal assault all the way to a top speed of 217 mph. Horsepower really is a wonderful thing. The Exorcist is a 2019 example finished in Riverside Blue with black stripes and a black leather interior. Fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission, this example is #46 of 100 Exorcist Camaros made and, as of this writing, features just 467 miles.

But the story doesn’t end there. For the true speed junkies among you, may we present an even faster alternative: “The Resurrection,” Hennessey’s idea of the perfect evolution of The Exorcist.

“The Resurrection” – an even faster alternative to “The Exorcist.”

As if the head-spinning performance of The Exorcist wasn’t enough, Hennessey wanted to push the envelope even further. The Resurrection offered bears serial #01 of 24 Resurrection Camaros built and is a terrifyingly fast monster. Beginning life as a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE – the fastest version of the fastest Camaro – Hennessey removed the standard 650-horsepower LT4 V8 and replaced it with the 755hp LT5 engine from the Corvette ZR1. The 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 engine was then completely rebuilt with upgrades similar to those found in The Exorcist, but the end result is 1,200 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 1,000 ft/lbs of torque. The Resurrection inhales via a Hennessey engineered high-flow air-induction system that feeds a reworked version of the factory 2.65-liter supercharger. The ported cylinder heads house a reworked valvetrain, and a custom-ground Hennessey camshaft gives the V8 a sinister sound at idle.

Speaking of sound, The Resurrection bellows thanks to a set of stainless-steel long-tube headers and mid-pipes, as well as high-flow catalytic converters. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a heavily upgraded 10-speed automatic transmission. The end result is a mind-numbing sprint through the quarter-mile in an incredible 9.3 seconds at 150 mph and a top speed in excess of 220 mph. Finished in Summit White with black stripes over a black leather interior, The Resurrection presents with just 737 miles as of this writing and is sure to be among the most powerful cars in attendance at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction.

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Published Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:33:04 +0000