A couple years back, a sleepy, twin-turbo 1970 Chevelle started making the rounds on the internet. The car is truly one of the coolest Q-ships we have ever seen. It sports a twin turbo LQ9 engine, a column shifter, grandmother tan interior, and four wheel drum brakes. It also features enough power to run into the 10 second bracket. I does not, however, feature a roll bar.
Like all good sleepers there is some overt trickery happening here that even your trained eye does not want you to believe. The Chevelle has 15×7 wheels on it, which aren’t anything special, obviously. The tires are tricky though. They have been modified by a company called Diamondback. They added the white stripe to the high performance front tires and to the Mickey Thompson drag radials in the rear. That’s slick!
The engine is of course the story here. It is a 6.0L LQ9 iron block truck motor that wears a pair of Buick Grand National turbochargers. The seller claims that he had larger turbos on the engine before but the GN pieces are nearly free of lag, so that is a good thing. According to the seller it will run into the 10.80s and knock down 20 mpg on the highway when you have a light right foot. That’s pretty damned awesome!
Go $40,000 we can borrow?