This Roadster Shop-built truck serves as perfect proof of why one should never judge a book by its cover. To the uninitiated, the Chevy C10 in question probably looks like nothing more than a rusty old work truck that, at most, has a tired Chevy 350 V8 under the hood. In reality, though, this truck has more performance on tap than the vast majority of modern-day sports cars.
Power in this hugely impressive, no-expenses-spared build comes from a supercharged 6.2L LT5 V8 crate engine, which produces 755 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 715 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a GM 10-speed automatic transmission and a Strange S-Trac rear differential, while massive carbon-ceramic brakes and six-piston front calipers lifted from a C7 Corvette ZR1 provide stopping power.
There’s a lot more to this truck than a hugely powerful crate engine, though. The truck rides on a custom Roadster RideLine chassis with fully independent rear suspension and long-stroke smooth valve Fox shocks, giving it sports car-like handling to back up its 755 horsepower crate motor. A set of sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires keep things planted to the pavement and are affixed to a set of stylish, lightweight Forgeline alloy wheels.
The interior of this Chevy C10 has also been upgraded with a reupholstered blue bench seat by JK Automotive designs, Dakota Digital gauges and a billet steering wheel with a classic Corvette cross flags center cap logo.
Want to learn more about this custom Roadster Shop-built truck? Check out the video embedded below for more info and, crucially, to see and hear it in action.