It seems the madmen from AMS Performance are up to their mischievous and power-hungry antics once more, except this time, with a hearse. As you may know, the masterminds behind the turbo-LS powered AWD “AMS Express” Van, capable of tearing up the quarter mile in roughly 12 seconds, are rather insane people. And they are keen on continuing their mental ways by dropping a similar LS powerplant into a 1996 Chevrolet Caprice hearse.
As you can imagine, fitting a sizable 6.0L truck engine into a run of the mill vehicle is no weekend task, but the engineers from AMS have seemed to crack the code, and have created a vehicle promising one impressive final ride. Taking such a weighty machine, and turning it into a drag-strip machine was also another point of difficulty, with the Caprice lugging around some 2 and a half tons of mass to propel. Luckily, the modified engine does just the trick.
If you weren’t impressed already, prepare to be floored. This Caprice, affectionately dubbed “Madness,” can hit the quarter-mile in a Ferrari-demolishing 9.99 seconds on a set of 18-inch drag radials. With the previous conditions being far from ideal, they decided to line-up the Caprice for another run, this time with a set of 15 inch drag-slicks, providing a final time of an eye-watering 9.94 seconds, at 137 mph.
Humorously, the technicians behind “Madness” have full intentions of besting their time, except this time, with a fully-weighted coffin in the back. Yep, you heard it right, they are gunning for the world’s first sub-10 second burial sprint.
For some rather twisted drag-racing enjoyment, and some appropriate rocking out to Iron Maiden, have a go at the video below.