An 1,100-horsepower Chevy S-10 with a tubbed rear end, Nitto drag radials, a full roll cage and Kirkey racing seats is the kind of vehicle you’d expect to see being towed to the dragstrip on the back of a flatbed trailer, but a young car enthusiast that was featured on QA1’s official YouTube channel drives this exact build to and from the track on the street.
Anna, known as ‘Hot Rod Anna’, built her 1987 Chevy S-10 from the ground up, dropping a 6.0L GM LS V8 with a Borg-Warner S484 turbocharger under the hood with a stock bottom end and hooking it up to a TH400 transmission and Ford nine-inch rear end with a Strange center section and Moser axles. She estimates this setup is good for 1,100 horsepower, but it’s not clear what its fastest quarter-mile pass is so far. The tubbed rear wheel arches house a set of ultra-wide Nitto drag radials, which are joined by an aftermarket four-link rear end and QA1 double adjustable shocks.
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Inside, this truck features a pair of bolstered Kirkey race seats, G-Force harnesses, an aftermarket shifter for the automatic transmission, a Sparco steering wheel, a digital dash display, and a radar detector, of course. There’s also a full roll cage for those low-ET, high-speed passes at the dragstrip, as well as a C02 tank for the boost control. Despite the drag racing-focused interior, Anna says this truck has seen a lot of street miles since the build was completed a couple of years back.
Check out this video embedded below to learn more about this 1,100-horsepower street-driven drag truck from the owner and builder herself.