What’s better than having one single-digit, 3,000 horsepower, twin turbocharged 1957 Chevrolet drag car? Having two, of course. Like Jeff Lutz Sr. and his son Jeff Lutz Jr., who drove their twin ’57 Chevys over 1,000 miles to Hot Rod Magazine’s ‘Drag Week’ event last year.
According to 1320 Video, both these cars are running a 692 ci (11.3-liter) V8 with twin 88mm turbochargers hooked up to a Rossler 210 Transmission. Lutz Jr.’s car, affectionately referred to as ‘The Beast’ runs a respectable average pass time of 8.64 at 166 mph. However the elder Sr.’s car, known as ‘Evil Twin’, is 800 lbs lighter than The Beast and has a bit more power, allowing it to post an average quarter-mile time of 6.84 at 212 mph.
It’s one thing to build a fast car that looks as cool as these, but to do so while keeping the car street legal and reliable enough to drive over 1,000 miles over the course of five days is another accomploshment entirely. Watch the Lutz’s passes in the video below, and keep an eye out for them at Drag Week 2015.