When it comes to burning the rubber off the rims, torque-tastic diesel power fits the bill nicely, as demonstrated by the outrageous Duramax-swapped Chevy Camaro featured in the following 15-minute video.
Coming to us from the wild and crazy folks at Hoonigan, the reveal for this heavily upgraded Chevy Camaro has been a long time coming. The project started as a diesel swap for a Nissan 350Z, but at 35 inches wide and 39 inches tall, the oil-burning Chevy V8 simply would not fit. Instead, the Hoonigan team made the right choice and sourced a fifth-gen Chevy Camaro, which had the properly sized engine bay needed to swallow the massive powerplant.
Looking at the install, the swap definitely needed some massaging, with custom pipes galore and two massive Precision turbochargers operating in a compound setup. The engine is good for just under 1,000 horsepower and a whopping 1,500 pound-feet of torque, which, in a Chevy Camaro, is utterly ridiculous. And awesome.
It looks awesome too, with new APR aero components and a flat-black bomber style thanks to a 3M wrap that shows off the composite body panels underneath. A big cowl hood is up front, while Rotiform wheels with a polished finish give it a dash of bling in the corners.
The rear end gets a duckbill lip added to the trunk, and spent gasses are dumped through a side-exit exhaust located above and behind the front passenger-side wheel. Final touches include Stoptech brakes and custom KW suspension.
Originally built for drag racing, this thing makes so much torque, it might be better suited for tire-slaying instead. All told, this Chevy Camaro is an utter monstrosity, but in the best way possible. Check it out for yourself by hitting play on the video below, and stick around for the burnout shenanigans at the end.