The most famous road racing Pontiac in the world of BangShift is definitely the infamous “Grey Ghost” Tempest of Herb Adams and his group of rogue Pontiac engineers. Those guys terrorized the world of Trans Am in 1971. We immediately thought of that car when we laid eyes on the killer project Raybestos has going on right now. The 1964 GTO-R is being built by Kevin Tully and his crew at Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle. It would wipe the floor with the ol’ Ghost and features parts and engineering that those minds in Trans Am couldn’t even fathom back in the day.
Power will comes from an LSX 454 mill. It’ll be backed with a Tremec 6-speed and Moser rear end. Moser is also supplying the rear suspension. Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle is custom fabricating the chassis, roll cage, and virtually all the structural elements of this car. There will be 17″ American Racing Wheels on the corners, and some good old fashioned fiberglass components to lighten the car up. Finally, and most importantly to Raybestos, the car will be outfitted with Raybestos brakes, using a fulll-on NASCAT setup in the rear from the calipers, rotors, and hats.
The last Raynbestos project was the cool Roadster pickup built by Hollywood Hot Rods. This Goat is a real killer. We’ll keep you posted on the progress and we promise to make several desperate and feeble attempts to weasel a stint behind the wheel when it is done!