In the video above, we get a look at a Chevrolet Camaro by the name of “Ominous,” equipped with a 1,000-horsepower package from Late Model Racecraft.
The word “ominous,” of course, means “giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen” (per Google). It’s fitting if you’re the guy in the next lane over, and you realize you’re about to have your arse handed to you by this souped-up Camaro. It might also become appropriate in an entirely different way should this car ever be involved in some sort of unfortunate on-track debacle. For the sake of the owner, Gary Means, we hope this never happens.
But enough about the name; let’s get to the good stuff.
During its first outing, the Ominous Camaro ran a 9.5-second pass at 149 miles per hour thanks to LMR’s 1,000-hp package, which consists of:
- 416 cubic-inch engine
- LMR heads & cam
- ProCharger supercharger
- American Racing headers
- Prototype Circle D torque converter
On top of all that, the Ominous Camaro also rocks skinny wheels up front and slicks in the rear. With 1,000 ponies under the hood, we’re sure that additional, unspecified upgrades were made, like the brakes. (At least, we hope so.)
Here’s something to think about as you feast your eyes on this mighty powerful Camaro blazing down the strip: the Fireball Camaro has about 100 less horsepower, but it once ran a time of 9.05 seconds at 149 miles per hour. In fact, the Fireball Camaro just recently set a new record with a 8.84-second pass.
There’s a lot to consider here, including the weather, track prep, and driver, but we’re all but certain that this Ominous Camaro is capable of even quicker quarter-mile times as it gets dialed in.