1,380 horsepower Chevrolet Caprice on 24-inch Drag Races Big-Block Impala wheels, crushes it
On the one hand, the Impala in question is part of the fifth-generation model, which landed on the market as the largest car offered by the brand so far.
Regarding the third generation example of Camp Caprice in this 1,320 foot battle, the Malaysian era dictated a downsizing process in an effort to increase energy efficiency, which resulted in the most complete makeover that a full-size Chevrolet has ever received so far.
From now on, said Caprice could be equipped with a large block, namely the Turbo-Jet 454 which developed up to 365 hp. And while this example sports that sort of setup, we can’t be sure exactly what type of V8 is hiding under the hood.
Speaking of the hood, it’s now topped with a massive shovel, along with no less than eight hoses that breathe fire as the driver slams the accelerator. Oh, and the enthusiast behind the wheel seemed to be purging the nitrous system right before the race – the battle awaits at point 2:14 of the clip below, which comes via YouTuber
It’s also worth noting that the machine, which is run by a team dubbed FYB Racing, was filmed in other drag track scenarios where it rolled on massive 2x-inch wheels, but used smaller units for this battle while featuring Mickey Thompson tablecloths, all in pursuit of the great W.
Returning to the 1987 Caprice, we’ve seen this vehicle do quarter-mile runs in the past. And it looks like, for this battle, it kept its usual setup, which involves 24-inch wheels (wrapped in slicks) at the rear and 26-inch units up front.
The motivation comes from a 427ci (7L) LSX with a pair of 72mm turbos, with the owner, who goes by the nickname Doctor Boost (one wonders why), having previously mentioned an output of 1380 hp, although we expect this figure to vary.
As faith would have it, these M / T slicks didn’t seem to help the Impala much, as it looks like the vehicle is moving a bit sideways in the latter part of the race.