Weirdly enough, Hot Rod Drag Week is a bit like the NBA championship.
Both are the culmination of hundreds of hours of hard work and determination and only one competitor in the country can walk away the victor.
Sure, it doesn’t have the same ring (literally and figuratively) as “NBA Champs,” but any car (and driver) capable of earning the title of Hot Rod’s Fastest Street Car in America is legendary nonetheless.
And as Drag Week draws nearer (September 13-19), many competitors are busy tuning and testing their street/strip cars for the gruelling five-day journey along public roads, a trek that also includes four drag strips and five races.
There’s bound to be plenty of insanity on hand, including this crazy LSX-powered 2010 Chevrolet Camaro built by Steve Morris Engines. Yup, that’s the same crew that built the insane, record-braking Camaro for Drag Week 2014.
“This engine is for one of our longtime, repeat customers who is building a 2010 COPO Camaro clone for Drag Week’s Super Street Power Adder class,” Alex Esnaola of SME tells LSXTV. “He’s registered and made the cut.”
It uses an LSX block with two Brodix BR7 12-degree aluminum cylinder heads and it’s all topped off with a highly modified Holley Hi-Ram intake manifold and an air-to-air intercooler. Of course, this Camaro needs to produce a prodigious amount of power and to that end SME saw fit to strap the beast with a couple of 80 mm turbos crafted by Bullseye for good measure.
All in, the 2010 Camaro puts out a healthy 2,075 hp @ 7200 rpm and a sturdy 1,776 lb-ft of torque @ 5200 rpm on the dyno. Shouldn’t be too slow out the hole, we’d say.