To say that David Pilgrim’s 1954 Chevrolet pickup has sentimental value might be an understatement. His father initially purchased the truck to use for farming. It was in this very truck in which David met his wife Debbie. David then went on to use the truck as a hauler when he opened his Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership. Wanting to do something special for his life-long truck, he sent it to Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop for a complete overhaul.
Now, the Chevy truck houses a Duramax diesel engine under the hood. But that’s not the excitement: it has been fitted with not two, not three, but four turbochargers. The setup is capable of pushing over 100 psi, which nets well over 1,000 horsepower. A seven-speed, clutch-less transmission puts the power to the ground, and a C7 Corvette suspension setup takes care of the handling. The truck isn’t all show either, as it’s used to compete in Bonneville and Texas Mile events.
Go ahead and hit play to hear more about this monstrous, quad-turbo Duramax setup in this footage from SEMA 2017.