If you need to cast out demons, you probably need an exorcist. Well, that’s exactly what Hennessey Performance (HPE) has done to deal with the threat posed by the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Meet The Exorcist, the Texas-based tuner’s latest muscle car based on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Offering 1,014 “divine” horsepower (or 1,000 bhp), the LT4 6.2 litre supercharged V8 also serves 1,310 Nm of torque, courtesy of a larger, higher flowing supercharger & intercooler system, ported factory cylinder heads, camshaft upgrade, long-tube stainless steel headers, high-flow air induction system and custom engine management calibration.

Buyers get to choose from a six-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic, and existing Camaro ZL1 owners can even send their cars to HPE for the conversion. It’ll cost them USD55,000 for just the engine and graphics, and owners of automatic ZL1s will need to fork out an additional USD9,950 to upgrade the transmission to handle the massive power gain.

Also available is the optional drag pack, which comes with 20-inch wheels, 315/30 Nitto drag radial tyres, driveshaft upgrade, floor jack and tool kit at the cost of USD8,995. Finally, an optional road race pack with 20-inch lightweight Hennessey wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres will cost USD6,995.

“Equipped with rear drag radial tires, The Exorcist will deliver 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) times under three seconds while running the quarter mile (400 m) in less than 10 seconds. However, The Exorcist is not just a quarter-mile racer. It’s a well-rounded super muscle car that is just as happy on a road course as it is on the dragstrip and street. Needless to say, this will leave the competition’s heads spinning (pun most definitely intended),” said company founder and president, John Hennessey.