LT1 Gen IV Camaro – 8.01-Second Quarter-Mile

July 16th, 2019

Let’s drop in at Street Car Takeover and have a look at a beast of a Gen IV Camaro. Campaigned by the guys at Tick Performance, this thing is being billed as the fastest LT1/T56 combination on the planet.

Powered by what the driver calls the “Junk LT” this Gen II LT1 engine is built with an economy crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons. Cramming air down the snout of this unlikely mill is a Precision (8891) 88-millimeter turbo. The transmission is a manual T56 built by Tick Performance. It’s loaded with their clutch components and hardware. Output at the rear wheels is estimated at 1,300hp (today). Plans are for an updated engine to take this one ‘s place soon.

The Tick Camaro beats a bad Corvette and a pair of Mustangs in the preliminary rounds; running an 8.01-second quarter-mile at 180 mph along the way.

He rolls to the starting line for the final round against a serious looking Nissan 240Sx. Both competitors launch violently, and both roll hard through the 1320. Somebody posts a 7.96-second pass @ 191 mph and wins the whole enchilada. But who? Watch the video and find out!

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