The Ringbrothers 980 HP Chevrolet Chevelle Recoil: SEMA 20141
Ringbrothers returned to SEMA this year to unveil a ballistic piece of muscle weaponry: a 980 horsepower 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, dubbed “Recoil.”
The car is so-named, presumably, because it’s a big-gauge shotgun on three-piece HRE wheels.
This rolling WMD is motivated by a Wegner Motorsports V8 – made from the same ungodly LS7 7.0 liter horse-maker that powered the Corvette C6 Z06 from 2006 onward. Only, in this application, it’s fitted with a Holley fuel-injection system, and a big Whipple supercharger to squeeze out an additional (read: lethal) 475 horses.
The Chevelle “Recoil” also features a Dynotech driveshaft, Flowmaster mufflers, John’s Industries 35-spline Ford rear-end, and a Bowler Tremec T56 transmission (6-speed, manual). Paint is a threateningly combat-ready BASF Sandstorm color, interrupted on the hood by two strips of exposed carbon fiber, along which the aggressive hood vents lie. The bumpers, inner-fenders, and side mirrors are also custom hand-laid carbon fiber.
Inside the car, the entire affair was hand-crafted from sheet metal to keep things simple, sleek, and functional. Five-point racing harnesses are installed, as well as a Racepak gauge cluster with a custom billet housing to communicate all the data a racing driver would need.
The 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle “Recoil” didn’t just blow our minds here at GM Authority; the car is also up for a best-in-show award. We think it’s rather plain to see why.
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Incredible. That’s one that won’t soon be forgotten.
Nice job on the write-up, too.