Ty Hanneken's 2009 G8 GXP is a stealth fighter hidden in broad daylight. Residents of St. Louis, Missouri might want to listen up, and take a look underneath the stock-looking G8. Flying under the radar is a twin Precision 6265 ball bearing turbo setup, a custom 3-inch exhaust, and some widened GXP wheels wrapped by 295-wide rear tires. The Spohn trailing arms and toe links in conjunction with BMR cradle and differential bushings keep a total of 710 rear-wheel horses and even more torque aligned with the road, burning through fuel from a ZL1 fuel pump. Needless to say, the sound that this setup makes is addicting, combined with the Texas Speed and Performance 231/236 duration camshaft. Ty plans to add a McLeod RXT clutch, Mickey Thompson tires, meth injection, and a set of GForce axles to help drop his quarter-mile time in the near future.
Achieving supercar speed from the factory is a niche that the C6 ZR1 'Vette occupies rather proudly. Such applications generally have bound up horsepower just waiting to be freed up by eager owners, like Dustin Belack. The performance enthusiast sold his built C5, before progressing to a '10 3ZR ZR1. Thankfully, Dustin drives his track worthy ride like an anti-garage queen, and you might hear him around the Hershey, Pennsylvania area thanks to some loud American Racing Headers. With a slew of Lingenfelter bolt-ons, the ZR1 accesses some blocked power after sucking on some cold air, thanks to the new snout and intake. Of course, the Lingenfelter 2.35 Upper Pulley and ATI harmonic balancer continue to improve stock characteristics, and the Pfadt Caster and Camber kit keeps the 620 rear-wheel horsepower C6 stuck to the asphalt. Dustin claims he is done messing with the ZR1, but we all know how that slippery slope goes!
Any family-built ride is worthy of some praise, as a lot of sweat and tears are poured into the project. The 2001 Trans Am built by William Ditton and his brother in-law in Joliet, Illinois recently finished a half-mile event, flying down the centerline of a deactivated runway at 165 mph. The wide open space beckons full throttle junkies, where this 735 rear-wheel horsepower, single Precision turbo torque monster Trans Am feels right at home. The daily driven forged LS1, with 920 pound-feet of torque, is a street beast that was driven to the event, raced, and driven back home in the rain on 295-Mickey rears. The turbo TA is tuned for E85, getting a steady supply through dual in-tank Walbro 255 pumps. At ten-pounds of boost, Will made a quarter mile pass in 10.4-seconds, going 134 mph on drag radials. He plans to head back to the track in a month or so, and try to break into the nine-second range, all while street driving the car nearly ninety-five percent of the time!
Meet Sergey Korolyov's SLP SS Camaro. It's a 2002, the final year of production for the body style, and this one's been touched by ProCharger, specifically blown by a F1R. The clean Camaro has factory looks on the outside, in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, but the inside tells a different story. For starters, the SS is sipping E85 and has a custom cam kit working with the stock long-block. Thanks to the 9.75-inch volute diameter supercharger, the Camaro puts down some serious rubber with over 700-horsepower at 16-pounds of boost, tuned by Sam Miller at Speedtek in Texas. All that power is hooked up through a built transmission with a twin disc clutch, and kept on the road by BMR suspension components. Considering the ProCharger F1R can support nearly 1200-horsepower and 38-pounds of boost, Sergey's SS still has some room to grow in the future.
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