VIDEO: 11 Second, 2nd Gen Camaro With A Quad Turbo LS…Made With JUNKYARD PARTS!?

Off the top of your head give me a list of cars with 4 turbos? Bugatti, this quad turbo RX2, and er, um this 2nd gen Camaro. The Camaro doesn’t have the luxurious exclusivity of the Bugatti. Nor does it have the legendary Wankel name. Hell it was found in a junkyard. There lies its charm, this is not some factory speed machine or someone’s dream build, this is simply put a car capable of doing a quarter mile in 11 seconds flat.

So how do you take a car from the junkyard and build something capable of flirting with a 10 second quarter mile?

Step 1: Find a muscle car nobody wants. In this case it is the 2nd gen Camaro. The ugly duckling, rented mule, boile on the back of the Camaro’s history. Its complete lack of desirability means their cheap. There is probably one sitting in a junkyard not to far from you and it can be had for a steal.

Step 2: Find a V8. For this build the lucky lump is a Chevy LS out of a truck. You then change only the valves and drop it in.

Step 3: Add boost. While you’re doing you shopping at the junkyard find yourself a Ford EcoBoost engine. The Ford EcoBoost V6s come with 2 48 mm Borg Warner turbos. But two turbos is so common, so find a second EcoBoost and help yourself to its turbos as well. End result? a 6.0 liter quad turbo LS making 600 horsepower on pump gas.

Step 4: Add requisite safety equipment, throw drag tires on it, get a laptop to tune it and then go do 11 second quarter miles all day long.

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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