All the horsepower in the world is useless without the proper means to funnel it to the tires. As CPP Week to Wicked presented by Super Chevy and Axalta (our one-week Chevelle build) looms closer, we’re stoked to see our Performance Automatic 4L80E arrive. With a 625-horsepower LS on-tap and ready to roast some rubber, not just any transmission could handle this daunting driveline challenge. PA’s Platinum series 4L80E (PN PAPL80101) is a beefed up trans, ready to handle serious power, and beautified with some seriously custom details.
Our trans was ordered in hammer-tone gray powdercoat and included everything necessary to bolt it to our BluePrint Engines’ LS 427 stroker. PA even included ancillary items such as a, flexplate, dipstick, electronic trans controller, and all of the proper fluid fittings. Every Platinum-series transmission is custom-tailored to its future owner’s application, with torque converter stall speed, shift firmness and several over variables dialed-in to perfection.
Check out all of these cool driveline goodies in the video and make sure to check back at superchevy.com on April 18th to watch this 1967 Chevelle go from stock to a Pro-Touring monster during Week to Wicked.
What is Week to Wicked?
It all begins the morning of April 18 when our stock 1967 Chevelle will roll into Super Chevy’s Santa Ana Tech Center for a full teardown and rebuild. We’ll be pulling the car down to its bones, replacing steering, suspension, powertrain, drivetrain, and just about everything else you can possibly imagine; all with the goal of bringing the performance of a 1967 Chevelle up to par with modern muscle cars. It’ll be a mad rush till the very last seconds of our timeline. And if that wasn’t enough, immediately following the build, we’ll be driving the car on a 1,000-plus-mile road trip to prove its road readiness. We’ll be hitting the drag strip, the engine dyno, and a few local cruise-ins (to be announced at a later date).
How can you follow along from home? The entire event will be covered on superchevy.com via daily video and story updates, as well as on all of our social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stay tuned for what is sure to be one heckuva ride!
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