When a classic muscle car turns into a drag strip monster.
The original versions of the Chevrolet Camaro are widely considered one of the best examples of muscle cars from the golden era. It went toe-to-toe with the likes of the Pontiac GTO and the Ford Mustang. Today, classic examples are worth a lot. Modifying a muscle car such as a classic Camaro is an adventure many people go on. And this 1969 Camaro, showcased on YouTube by FuelTech USA, is an example of just what can be done with a classic muscle car to turn it into something that defies the laws of physics.
Only The Body Is Left From The Original Car
Other than the body on this Camaro, there is virtually nothing of it that is original. It is owned by Scott Tidwell and driven by Paul Gargus. It is a dragster, used in the Limited Drag Radial class and it is powered by an LDR Twin Turbo engine, and fitted with a FuelTech FT600 EFI System, FTSPARK Ignition System, and FuelTech’s own FT Injectors. Before we reveal the power figures, which come at the end of the video, the noise alone should hint at a crazy amount of horsepower.
The Horsepower Produced By This Camaro Defies All Logic
And when you see the figures produced from the dyno run, well it feels like this should be impossible. At 8,169 rpm, the Camaro chucks out 3,581 hp. Yes, you read that right—3,581 hp! With figures like that, it seems hard to imagine anything on the drag strip will have the legs to match this monster. And when you watch the car running on the dyno, it has to be shacked right down. The performance is out of this world.
Rear Wing Is Needed To Keep That Power On The Ground
It seems trivial to talk about the exterior of a car with all of that power, but it’s worth mentioning considering how much change it’s gone through.