Hennessey Performance, a car company known for its incredibly fast vehicles, has now built the world’s fastest muscle car.
The company’s newest muscle car is called The “Exorcist” and it is a Camaro that has been upgraded to a stunning 1,000 horsepower.
The vehicle tops out at a shocking max speed of 217 mph and can reach speeds of 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, and can clear a quarter mile of track in less than 10 seconds.
Hennessey mechanics were able to create a vehicle this powerful by using a high-flow supercharger, custom camshaft, ported cylinder heads, upgraded valvetrain with new springs, lifters, pushrods and valves, a high-flow intercooler and long-tube stainless steel exhaust headers with high-flow catalytic converters, according to Maxim.
The car also comes with 20 inch rear drag radial tires and modifications for the automatic transmission which is optimal for picking up speed quickly.
The speed record was set last year by the Hennessey Excorist on the test track at the Continental Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas.
The data was confirmed using the speed from the finish on the 8.5 mile track using a Racelogic Video VBox GPS data logging system.
Hennessey president John Hennessey said that that they were really trying to beat their own record, that of the Corvette ZR1.
Hennessey’s Exorcist tops out at a max speed of 217 mph and can reach speeds of 60 mph in less than 3 seconds.
Hennessey’s Exorcist is available for special order at your local Chevrolet dealer, with a starting price of $119,950.
“We wanted to see if the Exorcist could exceed the top speed of the new ZR1 Corvette, which is 213 mph. Mission accomplished. This is just the first high-performance validation test for the Exorcist. We also plan to test our car’s 0-60 mph and quarter-mile performance at the drag strip as well as handling and braking on a road course,” Hennessey said.
“The Exorcist offers supercar performance while still retaining everything that you would want in a daily driver with a backseat and room for golf clubs in the trunk. It’s kind of like having a new ZR1 Corvette with room for 4 people, but faster,” he added.
The Exorcist has also exceeded the top speeds of the McLaren 720S, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Ferrari 812 Superfast, and Lamborghini Huracan.
Hennessey has a tradition of building some of the fastest cars in the world.
The company built its reputation with cars like the Venom F5 and trucks like the VelociRaptor, as well as more sporty models like the Corvette ZR1 and the Exorcist.
The Exorcist comes with a price tag of $119,950.
According to the Hennessey website:
“John Hennessey and the Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) team have been making fast cars go faster since 1991. Over the last 27 years, John and his team have built more than 10,000 vehicles with more than 400 of those in 2017 alone. HPE operates a 36,000-square foot workshop and showroom facility situated on 143 acres near Sealy, Texas (about 45 minutes west of Houston). HPE offers a wide variety of dyno-proven, track tested high-performance engine upgrade packages & parts for a variety of modern performance vehicles. Hennessey Performance is also the only tuner in North America that operates its own test track-the Lonestar Motorsports park 1/4-mile dragstrip facility which is adjacent to the HPE workshop & showroom.”
THE EXORCIST 2018 ZL1 CAMARO Specifications
- 1000 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
- 883 lb-ft torque @ 4,500 rpm
- 0-60 mph: < 3.0 sec.
- 1/4 mile: < 10.0 sec.
- Top speed: 217 mph
- High-flow Supercharger System
- Custom HPE Camshaft
- Ported Cylinder Heads
- Upgraded Valve Springs and Retainers
- Upgraded Intake valves & Exhaust Valves
- Upgraded Lifters and Pushrods
- High Flow Intercooling System
- Intercooler Heat Exchanger Upgrade
- Long-tube Stainless Steel Headers
- Stainless Steel Midpipes
- High Flow Catalytic Converters
- All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
- Professional Installation
- HPE Engine Management Calibration
- Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
- Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
- Hennessey Exterior Badging
- Hennessey Premium Floormats
- 20 inch Rear Drag Radial Tires
- Hennessey H10 Monoblock Wheel Upgrade
- Automatic Transmission Upgrade
- Track Tool Kit
At Hennessey, it is always a pleasure when a client is able to visit in person to experience their vehicle’s performance modifications. This 2019 ZL1 1LE with THE EXORCIST upgrade and roll cage is no exception! #HennesseyPerformance #THEEXORCIST #1000HP…#camaro #camaross #camarozl1 #camaro6 #camarofamily #camarors #camarosix #camaro1le #Camarote #camaroz28 #camaros #camarolife #camarosdaily #camarosofinstagram #camarolove #camarosonly #camarodaily #camaroclub #camarofans #camaro2ss #camaronation #camaroworldwide
Posted by Hennessey Performance on Monday, May 20, 2019
Highly Unusual Creature Discovered Beneath the Antarctic
Strange gelatinous creature has been discovered by scientist 3,500 meters beneath the ocean’s surface.
Likened by some to the terrifying alien creature in science-fiction movie ‘The Thing’, this never-before-seen deep-sea life form was found within a scarcely explored region of the ocean floor that is so far down that it experiences pressures 300 times those found at the surface.
It was discovered by scientists aboard the New Zealand research vessel RV Tangaroa.
“It has something quite interesting at the front which sort of likened it to a hippopotamus,” said Dr Kareen Schnalbel, a marine biologist at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.
“We don’t know how many are down there, we don’t know how common this is.”
“But I have never seen anything like this before.”
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Falling Fireballs Crashed in Chile Last Week. They Weren’t Meteorites, Experts Say.
Chilean officials are investigating a curious collection of burning objects that fell onto parts of the country last week.
Goodness gracious! Great balls of fire rained from the sky in Chile last week, and officials are still trying to figure out what they were and where they came from.
One thing is certain: The mysterious burning objects were not meteors, according to news reports.
The fiery UFOs descended on Dalcahue City on the Chilean island of Chiloé on Sept. 25, CNET reported. . The tumbling objects crash-landed in seven locations, setting off fires that were promptly put out by volunteer firefighters. .
Geologists from Chile’s National Geology and Mining Service soon arrived to examine the seven sites that had been scorched by the falling space stuff. While they conducted their analyses, the story spread through local news, social media and national outlets.
Chilean astronomer and astrophysicist José Maza told Chilean news network TVN that the blazing bodies were likely either meteorites or space debris that had detached from rockets or satellites, according to CNET. On Sept. 26, astronomer Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics chimed in on Twitter, saying that the falling objects were probably meteorites and that there were “no obvious space debris candidates that [he could] see.”
“But [it] sometimes takes a few days for relevant data to come in,” McDowell added.
Se reporta caída de meteorito en mocopulli chiloe pic.twitter.com/7w3KGEgnln
— marcelo macaya (@mmacaya) 25 September 2019
On Sept. 28, the geologists released their official assessment: None of the seven sites contained traces of meteorite. Since the mysterious objects weren’t meteors, logic dictates that they must have been wayward space junk, but officials said they’ll be conducting more detailed analyses of soil samples collected from the singed sites to make sure, according to CNET. The geologists will release their results later this month. Only time will tell what exactly fell from the heavens on that unusual September evening.
Strange Angel Hair Phenomenon
When most people hear the phase “angel hair”, they immediately think of the classic pasta dish, but for the avid UFO enthusiast, it takes on an entirely different meaning.
The strange material known as “angel hair”–a light, cobweb-like substance that reportedly sometimes falls from the sky during UFO sightings–has been considered to be somewhat of a fringe element of Fortean phenomena, but this doesn’t mean that occurrences of angel hair have been rare; in fact, since 1947, there have been well over 200 documented cases of this gossamer-like substance being found in direct connection with UFO sightings.
So what exactly is angel hair? It has been generally described as being fibrous and silk-like, with a remarkable consistency that on one hand can be strong and resilient, but then in an instant can dissipate into the air like fog or smoke.
Some ufologists believe that angel hair is left behind as some sort of “exhaust” from alien spacecraft, similar to carbon emissions that are produced by an automobile. Scores of eyewitness reports describe unidentified flying objects including cigar-shaped aircraft, disks and silver spheres emitting this bizarre substance, particularly after moments of rapid acceleration or complex aerial maneuvers.
The substance will slowly drop to the ground, often landing on fences, wires or trees in the area, many times covering large areas at a time. In fact, there have been several reports of angel hair covering power lines for miles on end, or blanketing several square miles of land at a time.
One report from October of 1957 describes how an area of New Mexico was draped in strands of angel hair that reached up to 50 feet in length apiece, and covered a total area of roughly 110 miles. This bizarre phenomenon is often classified as being a close encounter of the second kind, since the substance typically makes some type of physical contact with the environment.
According to a vast number of reports, one of the most interesting properties of angel hair is its ability to demonstrate sublimation, which is the ability of the substance to change directly from a solid to a gas, essentially bypassing the liquid stage altogether.
It has been described in various instances as both fine and coarse, having a consistency similar to cotton, but it often dissipates as it is being physically handled. The most commonly reported color for angel hair is white, but it has also been observed in other instances as being silver, gray, black, and even translucent.
There seems to be no one particular cause for the phenomenon, but there is an inextricable link between UFO sightings and angel hair, with roughly 57% of all angel hair cases being tied to UFO reports in some way. In addition, eyewitness accounts representing virtually every corner of the globe generally agree on both the look and the consistency of this odd substance.
There have been several cases where angel hair was not only recovered from alleged UFO sighting areas, but it has also been examined in scientific laboratories. The substance has been examined by professionals from a wide range of disciplines, with the general consensus being about the same: Nobody is quite sure what this stuff is made of.
Prominent biologists, chemists, fiber technicians, toxicologists, engineers, and so forth have all sought to gain insight into the composition of this strange substance, but to little avail. Common elements such as boron, magnesium, silicon, potassium, and calcium have been discovered in samples of angel hair, with the most notable element being boron due to its noted usage in nuclear technology.
Boron is commonly utilized as a buffer that shields and controls nuclear reactions, a fact that has prompted many researchers to speculate that angel hair may be the by-product of some type of nuclear-powered propulsion system.
Some skeptics have claimed that angel hair is nothing more than the webbing produced by ballooning spiders, which are known for producing large blankets of silk webs that are often pulled aloft by the wind.
Interestingly enough, all of the samples of angel hair that have been studied in laboratories have lacked a primary ingredient that is necessary for spiders to manufacture their webbing: Protein.
The “ballooning spider theory” also does not account for the fact that angel hair often sublimates on contact, which is almost the complete opposite of what happens when physical contact with a spider’s web occurs.
While the phenomenon of angel hair definitely leaves quite a bit of room for speculation, its correlation to UFO sightings cannot be easily dismissed. In light of all that is still not known about this unique substance, it would be beneficial for more members of the UFO and scientific community to devote more time and resources towards conducting serious research of this mysterious phenomenon.
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