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The Hennessey Resurrection is a 1,200bhp Chevy Camaro

$200,000 Camaro ZL1 1LE has a tuned V8 from the Corvette ZR1

Published: 05 Nov 2019
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It wouldn’t be SEMA without John Hennessey, would it? The Texan tuner’s latest creation is making its debut at this year’s show in Las Vegas. Its name? The Hennessey Resurrection. God almighty (literally).

Like 2017’s 840bhp Exorcist, The Resurrection is based on a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. Hennessey removes the standard 650bhp LT4 V8 and replaces it with the 755bhp LT5 from the Corvette ZR1. But not before it’s taken said LT5 to pieces and upgraded basically all of its components. The result is 1,200bhp and 1,000lb ft on E85. Hennessey claims 0-60mph in 2.3 seconds, a top speed of over 220mph and a quarter-mile in the low-9s.

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Besides the engine upgrades, of which there are too many to list, Hennessey also strengthens the six-speed manual or ten-speed automatic gearboxes.  

“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. “The Resurrection seemed to be the perfect evolution of The Exorcist, which was a name that was ultimately inspired by the Dodge Demon.”

The Resurrection, which will be available from ordinary Chevy dealers along with ordinary Camaros, costs $200,000. Hennessey will only make 24, so best get your name down sharpish.

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