Ringbrothers Unveils Enyo 1948 Chevy Loadmaster At SEMA 20222
Ringbrothers has a history of churning out some pretty wild custom builds, and now the shop is rolling out what it’s framing as its “most extreme” build yet. After years of planning, Ringbrothers has officially unveiled the Enyo 1948 Chevy pickup, showing off a vintage farm truck laden with modern open-wheel race car themes.
Ringbrothers started with a 1948 Chevy steel cab, which was subsequently modified to the extreme, including a 4-inch chop, channeling, sectioning, and lengthening. The exterior also boasts loads of carbon fiber for the remaining body pieces, including a single-piece carbon fiber belly pan, wings, and splitters. The clamshell hood opens with electromagnetic latches, while the open-wheel design shows off a set of custom Porsche 911 pin-drive wheels by HRE.
Naturally, a build like this needs something special for the power spec, and to that end, this Chevy is motivated by a 510-cubic-inch Goodwin marine racing engine making 1,000 horsepower. The engine features eight-stack fuel injection and Holley fuel management, and connects to a Bowler Performance Corvette torque-tube 4L80 automatic transaxle. Spent gasses exit via one-off headers and side pipes made from titanium.
Under that eye-widening exterior is a one-off chassis designed by Scott Ahlman from Ahlman Engineering, who worked with Roadster Shop to make the platform for this Chevy truck build. There’s a cantilever-independent suspension setup for each corner with Ohlins shocks, while Brembo GTS M6 brakes with six-piston calipers haul it down. The chassis also integrates a Nuke Performance air jack system.
Moving inside, the interior is done up with power windows, Vintage Air Gen II air conditioner, and more thanks to Upholstery Unlimited and Gemini Technology Systems.
All told, the Enyo 1948 Chevy took an astounding 10,000 build hours to create, and according to Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring, it’s the shop’s “most outrageous build yet.”
“This long-term project really showcases our ability to explore new means of design, engineering and performance within an entirely new realm of challenges and production with our partners,” Mike Ring said. “The outcome speaks for itself.”
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Modern-day coachbuilding is back big time altho a bit on the wild side/ And that’s a good thing. Different does not cut it nowadays when it comes to building a vehicle that provokes a reaction. You have to be original and that takes guts, risk, and huge dollars.
That thing is sweet, Ringbrothers put out some sick stuff. Their AMC was unreal. Keep it up!