Camaro dragster runs the quarter-mile in 8 seconds
The Chevrolet Camaro is no doubt a car with lots of potential so it’s really not a surprise that someone has decided to get their hands dirty in preparing it for the drag racing scene.
The car belongs to racer, Mike McCracken, who took his Camaro SS and underwent a project that took four months to complete. The drag racer was on a mission to create a door car. He traded the dragster for a door car that had already been started and called it a day.
“I went online looking to buy a new ’69 Camaro body. Well, I got to thinking about it and thought, hey, the new Camaro is out, why don’t I just buy a new Camaro body?”
And that’s exactly what he did. Now, the vehicle features a 600 cubic inch, alcohol-injected Big Block Chevy that delivers 1,013 HP, backed by a three-speed Powerglide transmission. It delivers the power to a 9” Ford rear-end with 4.30 gears.
The car displays a new front end and hood along with brand new door panels, all of the side glass, power windows, the original trunk, grilles, front fascias, headlights, and fog lights, among other original factory parts all coming from GM. It ended up being a little heavier than McCracken anticipated weighing in at about 2,900lbs., but that doesn’t bother McCracken. He says, "“But I gave up the weigh for the look,” he said. “When we took it to the track the first weekend, people just went, wow!”
The car will debut at Super Pro competition; it will also compete in a few NHRA Super Gas races.
Video after the jump.