Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Succeeds, Dodge Challenger Demon Recedes

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The arrival of the Dodge Challenger Demon brought out a new challenge for aftermarket tuning firms and it is to utilize a brand new performance car and tune it to beat the Demon on the straight line. The tuning firms will also need to ensure that the tuned vehicles are competitive on the pricing point as well.

This particular challenge was immediately picked up by Hennessey, which announced on the development of the Camaro Exorcist. The name Exorcist seems fitting for car that wishes to battle the Challenger Demon and Hennessey is pointing to 1,000hp.

Today, we can confirm that a tuned up Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE can actually get the job done but this is no thanks to the Exorcist. Instead, the glory belongs to Vengeance Racing’s tuned Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 which packs a similar output – 1,000hp.

Vengeance revealed that the Camaro ZL1 1LE which they have tuned can complete a quarter-mile in just 9.58 seconds and this beats the Demon by a narrow margin. The quarter-mile attempt was captured on video and you can check it out below.