The Spectre Performance SpeedLiner began its life as a fuel tank for a Canadian VooDoo bomber and has since evolved into the SpeedLiner at Performance Fabrication in San Carlos, California. In the years since, the SpeedLiner has been built specifically to compete in the Unlimited Blown Gas Streamliner (AA/BGS) class, where it secured numerous records, thanks in large part to its aerodynamic features. The Spectre Performance team always brings five engines with them, one for each class the SpeedLiner competes in. All these engines come from 1960’s-era Cadillac blocks, heads and cranks with the usual race-ready components, Garrett turbochargers, and an air-shifted five-speed transmission. They have also been slightly modified with racing internals and intercooled turbochargers, with two of the engines capable of producing a staggering output of 2,000 horsepower.
The Bonneville Speedweek is a can’t-miss event on the calendar and anybody that has any remote interest in speed - that’s all of us - have been whetting their appetites in anticipation of what records are going to be broken in Utah. This year, a familiar vehicle to Bonneville has returned with some pretty lofty goals: become the fastest wheel-driven car in history.
We saw them break 366 mph without a sweat last year at the same event, and now Spectre Performance and its SpeedLiner are back for more. Since its record-breaking run at Bonneville last year, the SpeedLiner has gone on and upped the ante even more, having clocked a top speed of 415 mph at the Top Speed Shootout sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile last year.
So what’s the goal for Spectre Performance this year? Simple: break 430 mph.
If and when the Spectre Performance SpeedLiner does break its goal, we’ll have a video of their record-breaking performance when it becomes available. In the time, you can find out more about the Spectre Performance SpeedLiner after the jump.