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Hennessey to revoke Exorcism with planned 1 500 hp Dodge Challenger Demon


Less than two weeks after unveiling its 1 000 horsepower (746 kW) Chevrolet Camaro ZL1-based Exorcist, renowned Texas tuner, Hennessey Performance Engineering, has announced plans for an even more possessed version of its latest creation's intended rival, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

According to reports, the creators of the Lotus Exige tuned Hennessey Venom GT and Ford F150 Raptor derived VelociRaptor are set to unveil a range of performance upgrades for the Demon in due course, consisting of a drag racing approved rollcage, parachute system and an upgraded supercharger to lift power from 626 kW to a mind-blowing 1 118 kW or 1 500 horsepower.

Already the most powerful Dodge ever created with a hypercar rivalling 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of 2.3 seconds, the Hennessey tuned Demon will likely eclipse this figure, although it remains to be seen whether it will dip below the two seconds mark.

Meanwhile, a new report has alleged that the regular Demon will be priced below $100 000 (R1 314 120) despite the $64 195 (R843 599) sticker price of the Challenger SRT Hellcat on which it is based.

"Obviously it will be more than a regular Hellcat, but it's going be well below six figures," Fiat-Chrysler Head of Passenger Cars, Tim Kuniskis, was quoted by Road and Track as saying.

Production of the Demon is set to commence later this year with only 3 000 units planned for the United States and a mere 300 for Canada.

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