Chevy OBS Race Truck with ZL1 Muscle Drag Races Pontiac GTO blows its doors
Yes, the output numbers were different back then, but the truck, which tipped the scales at about 4,420 lbs (2,005 kg), could complete the quarter-mile run in the 15s range.
Well, the monster we have here presents one of the smoothest powertrains ever to come out of Chevrolet’s hands – the C1500 got the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 and ten-speed automatic from a Camaro ZL1. , thus becoming one of the sweetest street models we’ve discussed in a while.
Completed by Missouri-based Killer Performance for Justin Keith (aka Stangkilr Productions), the project sees the LT4 V8 getting custom bits that push the output to 800bhp at the rear wheels, E85 setup included.
The Chevrolet pickup truck, which naturally received the ZL1500 nickname, came down to the prepared surface, where it is currently reducing all that power via 20-inch Nitto 555R2 rear tires – the focus is on the present moment, as we can see the truck with even more user-friendly rubber.
As with any proper project, the key goal is consistency, and it seems Golden Bowtie Restaurant has no problem delivering one 10 second pass after another. Now, as you’ll notice in the first YouTube clip below, a modern Pontiac GTO had the misfortune of lining up next to the replaced C1500 by ZL1.
The fifth-generation Poncho has its 6.0-liter LS2 V8, which produces 400 hp and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of twist at the factory, doped with a nitrous shot, while “talking” to the tape via Hoosier racing slicks. However, those mods weren’t enough to make the muscle coupe give the Chevy a hard time.
And if you want to zoom in on the details of the ZL1500, the nearly two hours of the second clip should have you covered.