A custom Chevy Chevelle SS is the subject of new video uploaded to the AutotopiaLA channel on YouTube – but unlike many of its other featured vehicles, this Chevelle SS puts an emphasis on style over performance.
Our reason for saying that lies with this car’s oversized 22-inch wheels. Whereas many muscle car owners prefer to have more tire sidewall and less rim, the owner of this car, who goes by Bearclaw, prefers to have big wheels with low-profile tires. More sidewall can provide additional grip from a launch, but it seems Bearclaw isn’t overly concerned with traction.
That doesn’t mean the owner doesn’t care about performance, though. Under the hood of this white-and-black Chevy Chevelle SS is a twin-turbocharged General Motors 5.3L V8 engine, which produces somewhere between 800 and 900 horsepower. Power is sent to the rather large rear wheels through a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission and a Ford nine-inch rear end with 3.73 gears, a Positraction differential and 31-spline axles. A set of vented Classic Performance disc brakes help bring this ridiculously powerful package to a stop.
Inside, this custom Chevelle features a set of reupholstered modern-day bucket seats, Dakota Digital gauges, an aftermarket woodgrain wheel and an aftermarket center console. The only major exterior mods, apart from the oversized wheels, white paint and matte black rally stripes, are a set of aftermarket LED halo headlamps and some black-painted trim pieces.
Check out the video below to learn a little bit more about this custom twin-turbo Chevy Chevelle SS and to see it perform some acceleration runs and burnouts on the streets of Los Angeles.