This is a tough one that should spark some interesting answers. Let’s say you have been hired by a Hollywood studio to remake the cult classic movie Two Lane Blacktop. The only thing that the studio tells you is that you are 100% absolutely NOT allowed to use a primer gray 1955 Chevrolet as the lead car. You can literally choose any other car on Earth but that one. They want the film to appeal to today’s generation of hot rodders so you need to update the look a little. (Not that the ’55 doesn’t appeal to today’s hot rodder but this is our fake story here!).
The world of racing, especially street racing has changed so much since that movie was made 40+ years ago, right? The rise of things like Street Outlaws, the mechanical advances made by people in everything from six second GT-R Nissans to street driven 5-second door slammers with big turbo engines has changed the landscape of what we see as a performance car.
Would you have them in a full-kill machine like Larry Larson’s truck or Jeff Lutz’s Camaro? Would you have them in a ratty looking Camaro with a big nitrous engine in it, rumbling around? Would you put them in a sleeper late model truck with a couple of turbos on it and plenty of room for their junk in the back or would you go for something more sleek like the Mustang or Firebird we have pictured below.
How would YOU choose to do it?