I’m not even going to lie, I’m not 100% sure what type of car this is. My gut is telling me it’s a Mopar, and I’m leaning toward a Plymouth Belvedere, but regardless of the platform, I think we can all agree that this thing is rowdy and looks like a hell of a good time. You already know when there’s a car with a huge blower bolted to the top of the engine and zoomie headers, it’s going to make for a gnarly pull on the dyno, and this monster delivers!
With the car simply idling, it has to be ridiculously loud trapped indoors with the group gathered to watch the spectacle. There’s no explaining just how loud one of these engines is until you experience it for yourself, but you can see the reactions in the crowd that it’s almost unbearable even at idle. The driver drops the car into gear and the guys in front of the car on the dyno clear out of the way, just in case things take a turn for the worse.
On the dyno operator’s cue, the driver rolls into the throttle and all hell breaks loose in the shop. The tires break loose on the rollers, and the output is so high that the screen shows and error message. The exhaust exiting the engine is so forceful that it partially rips one of the banners off the wall and knocks the dust from the lights and rafters above the car. It also causes the camera, which is mounted on the wall, the shake so violently that it is moved on its mount, proof that the torque was so great it actually shook the building.
The owner of the shop chimed in on Facebook and said that despite the error on the screen, they did get a good reading on the car. With over 1,500 horsepower on this pull, a second gear run that would show reduced output due to the gearing of the transmission, this thing was only cranking out about 1/3rd of what it should make on a pull in 3rd gear, which has a 1:1 drive ratio. No matter how you cut it, that’s a wicked machine making insane horsepower.