Chevy C10 Sleeper Terrorizes Texas Streets

September 20th, 2019

Okay, so this truck looks like it was just pulled out of the salvage yard – until you open the hood. It is a shortbed (all-steel) 1985 Chevrolet C10 pickup with a mismatched front clip. The paint is rough, and the interior is raggedy, but it will roll up some wins on the street (Mexico). You don’t think it will? Hide and watch.

Nestled in the wide-open expanses of the underhood area is an aluminum LSA Chevrolet crate motor, with a set of high(er)-performance cylinder heads. You might recognize the supercharged 6.2-liter LSA engine from the Camaro ZL1. Right out of the box, it is capable of making nearly 600hp and over 550 lb.-ft. of torque (that’s with catalytic converters and factory exhaust). With minimal tweaking and tuning, as well as exhaust delete and some skilled blower/cylinder head porting, this ugly duckling could easily have the capacity to produce 750 to 1,000hp. It’s a beast.

The first victim of the night is a Chevy Silverado. It’s all shiny and red. It is also supercharged. The Silverado gets the initial jump, but the C10 rapidly overtakes him for the win. Surprise!

Next, there’s a twin turbocharged (late model) Ford F-150 just itching to gaptize an antique Chevrolet truck. Not so fast – Chevy leaves him looking like he was trying to parallel park. C10 FTW!

What now? A C7 Corvette ZR1 wants to get some? Looks fast. Not fast enough! The old sleeper Chevy C10 leaves him in his tracks.

One more. Another Corvette (supercharged C6), and this one looks even faster than the white one. He is faster, but is he fast enough to hand the C10 his first loss of the evening? Check out the video and see.

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