We imagine the majority of GMC Savana RVs were sold to retired folks looking to get out and see the countryside or families wanting to enjoy the outdoors on their holidays or weekends. The Savana you see here isn’t your normal GMC conversion van, though. Thanks to a thorough reworking by the performance-obsessed guys over at Indiana Muscle Car, this van is more prepared for the dragstrip than the campground.
The Leesburg, IN-based tuning shop recently completed work on the GMC Savana conversion van, which it has affectionately named the Magic Spoolbus – a reference to the popular children’s program The Magic Schoolbus. Nestled under the Spoolbus’ stubby hood is a 7.0L LSx V8 with Frankenstein Monster LS3 cylinder heads and two Precision turbochargers, among a long list of other go-fast parts, which is good for 1100 horsepower at the rear wheels on 22 pounds of boost and a whopping 1350+ horsepower at the crank.
Considering this van’s immense power and significant weight, Indiana Muscle Car needed to track down a durable transmission to ensure the van didn’t just shred its drivetrain to bits. They found an answer to their problem in the way of a fully built GM 6L90E six-speed automatic transmission put together by Houston, Texas-based transmission experts Circle D Specialties. This van has also retained its four-wheel-drive system, so it will have no problem putting all 1,100 horsepower to the pavement.
Indiana Muscle Car posted a brief video of the Spoolbus doing a burnout on its Facebook page this week, accompanied by a message saying the van is on its way home to sunny Florida. We’re not sure what the lucky new owner’s plan for it is, but we hope to see more footage of it in action sometime in the near future. For now, be sure to check out the short burnout video embedded below.
Source: Indiana Muscle Car on Facebook