Turbo 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle wears a black and white tuxedo, is an 800 horsepower brute
And besides, I really like the look of this black top and its stripes with the white body and the blacked out bumpers and trims give it a rather elegant stance. Like many restomods, it rolls on larger wheels than usual. These rollers measure 22 inches and are wrapped in low profile tires. The black rims fit perfectly into the two-tone layout. It’s a Chevelle in a tuxedo!
But this coupe should not be confused with a gentleman’s car. This simple hood hides a monstrous 8.4-liter LS V8. Not only is it bigger than any Chevrolet engine ever offered in the Chevelle, it’s also attached to a pair of turbochargers from Nelson Racing. The owner of this car says it doesn’t have it dyno in the current setup yet, but estimates the rear wheels are spinning at around 800 horsepower.
Do you still think it sounds a bit sweet?
The upgrades don’t stop there though. The V8 mill breathes through a Magnaflow exhaust system and all that punch hits the wheels through a nine-inch Ford rear end. Every suspension component has been replaced, so it rides better than before and handles massive output at full throttle much better.
What I really like about this Chevelle is that the owner has kept most of the original interior. It features a pair of sporty front seats and digital gauges, but everything else still looks like it was put together in the 1970s. Class!
Of course, the biturbo coupe becomes a brutal beast when the V8 lashes out on the asphalt. It spins the rear wheels up to third gear and growls like there is no tomorrow as it spins past 2,000 rpm. It obviously does massive burnouts effortlessly. Check it out all in the video below and tell me this isn’t the coolest Chevelle you’ve seen this week.