A Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 is a good place to start if you’re looking to build a proper dragster. There’s no doubt the big block V8 is capable of putting down some impressive power figures, especially with a tune.
However this Chevelle is much different than the Chevelle’s you might normally see at the drag strip. That’s because this car has a Duramax Diesel hiding under its hood. Thanks to GM tuner RPM Motorsport, the Duramax V8 is good for 850 horsepower and an absolutely colossal 1,400 lb-ft of torque. These impressive figures equate to a quarter mile time of 9 seconds at 140 mph.
Scroll below to watch the oil-burning Chevelle in action.