It isn’t SEMA without an addition from John Hennessey and the team, and they’ve brought one hell of a competitor. And that’s quite literal, as it’s named the Resurrection and, wait for it, it produces a whopping 1,200bhp.
Just like the Exorcist, which was Hennessey’s answer to the Dodge Demon, this new car is based on the Chevrolet Camaro ZR-1 1LE. But instead of using the 650bhp LT4 V8 that usually resides under the bonnet, they’ve swapped it out for the epic 755bhp LT5 that can be normally be found in the Corvette ZR1.
Of course, Hennessey isn’t one to leave an engine stock, so before they fastened it into the Chevy, they upgraded anything they could get their hands on. And while this isn’t an easy feat, it’s resulted in the engine producing 1,200bhp and 1,000lb ft of torque on God’s very own nectar, E85. The quarter mile will be dispatched in a crippling 9-odd seconds – apparently faster than the Demon, which is advertised with a quarter-mile time of 9.65 seconds.
This is no doubt going to be a devil to control, so why not make it harder for you by speccing it with a 6-speed manual? Both the manual and the 10-speed auto option have been strengthened by the Texan tuning company, because you like making it to the end of the strip, right?
“We’ve built several 1,200 horsepower C7 ZR1 Corvettes, so we knew we could deliver this same power level in the ZL1 1LE, but we just needed a cool name to fit the car,” says John to Top Gear. “The Resurrection seemed to be the perfect evolution of The Exorcist, which was a name that was ultimately inspired by the Dodge Demon.”
Only 24 of these models will be made at $200,000 a pop. But you know what’s crazy? You can pick one up at your local Chevy dealer… Anyone can buy one of these if they have the cash. Scared yet?