Written by Eric Becker
Texas-sized horsepower lies under the hood of the custom Hennessey Edition ZL1 Camaro known as “The Resurrection,” which is one of two Hennessy Edition Camaros heading to the Houston Auction with No Reserve.
“The Exorcist” – designed by the Hennessey team to exorcise any demon.
Style, noise and a whole lot of go – that’s what this Camaro duo headed to Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Houston Auction with No Reserve are all about. These are machines built to satisfy the needs of any horsepower fiend; cars that offer no reservations, only experiences. Welcome to Texas, home of Hennessey Performance, purveyors of speed and creators of “The Exorcist” and “The Resurrection.” These two vehicles are here to exorcise any demon, be they on road or track.
The very name “The Exorcist” is designed to poke fun and rouse the ire of Dodge’s quarter-mile-mauling 840-horsepower Demon. After all, the job of The Exorcist is to vanquish the Demon – and vanquish it shall, with horsepower in the four-digit range and enough torque to twist the very earth beneath you as you cry hellfire and let slip the dogs of war.
A peek under the hood of The Exorcist.
Hennessey took the standard, already quite quick Camaro ZL1 and properly upped the ante. In standard trim, the ZL1’s 6.2-liter LT4 V8 produces 650 supercharged horses. Hennessey, compelled by the power of forced induction, increases output by an additional 350 horsepower, for a dyno proven result of 1,000 horsepower and 883 ft/lbs of torque.
Key to all that power are a number of specially engineered components that include a high-flow supercharger, ported cylinder heads, upgraded pushrods and lifters, as well as a new camshaft, new stainless-steel long-tube headers, a new high-flow air intake and Hennessey engine management calibration. Press the start button and the engine fires to life with a menacing growl, letting you know you’re in something serious.
The Exorcist boasts performance that will truly make heads turn. Hennessey claims a 0-60 time of 2.1 seconds and a tear down the quarter-mile in 9.57 seconds at 147 mph. But this Camaro does not rest; it continues its frontal assault all the way to a top speed of 217 mph. Horsepower really is a wonderful thing. The Exorcist is a 2019 example finished in Riverside Blue with black stripes and a black leather interior. Fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission, this example is #46 of 100 Exorcist Camaros made and, as of this writing, features just 467 miles.
But the story doesn’t end there. For the true speed junkies among you, may we present an even faster alternative: “The Resurrection,” Hennessey’s idea of the perfect evolution of The Exorcist.
“The Resurrection” – an even faster alternative to “The Exorcist.”
As if the head-spinning performance of The Exorcist wasn’t enough, Hennessey wanted to push the envelope even further. The Resurrection offered bears serial #01 of 24 Resurrection Camaros built and is a terrifyingly fast monster. Beginning life as a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE – the fastest version of the fastest Camaro – Hennessey removed the standard 650-horsepower LT4 V8 and replaced it with the 755hp LT5 engine from the Corvette ZR1. The 6.2-liter supercharged LT5 engine was then completely rebuilt with upgrades similar to those found in The Exorcist, but the end result is 1,200 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 1,000 ft/lbs of torque. The Resurrection inhales via a Hennessey engineered high-flow air-induction system that feeds a reworked version of the factory 2.65-liter supercharger. The ported cylinder heads house a reworked valvetrain, and a custom-ground Hennessey camshaft gives the V8 a sinister sound at idle.
Speaking of sound, The Resurrection bellows thanks to a set of stainless-steel long-tube headers and mid-pipes, as well as high-flow catalytic converters. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a heavily upgraded 10-speed automatic transmission. The end result is a mind-numbing sprint through the quarter-mile in an incredible 9.3 seconds at 150 mph and a top speed in excess of 220 mph. Finished in Summit White with black stripes over a black leather interior, The Resurrection presents with just 737 miles as of this writing and is sure to be among the most powerful cars in attendance at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Houston Auction.
Title: TEXAS HORSEPOWER: Two Hennessey Camaros at No Reserve
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Published Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:33:04 +0000
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BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/honda-cbx-1000-restomod
Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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