So there has been a lack of Super Muscles on the blog recently, hopefully this will make up for it. A monster Chevy with a hard punch and workmanship to go hand-in-hand with its style. I call it the ‘Doom Maker’ from what it’s rocking under the bonnet.
Floridian Anthony Amato traded his wide-body Toyota Supra for this Chevelle back in the middle of 2009. He’d wanted an old Chevy for some time, and this one grabbed his attention. The eyeball-poppin’ House of Kolors “True Blueblood” crimson paint certainly got ours. Anthony acquired it from Kenny Davis, owner of Kenny Davis Hot Rods. All the body and paint had been performed and it had a 355 under the hood.
He drove it like this for a time, then decided he wanted to drop in an LS1. Even had the engine purchased, then a deal on a larger, more powerful 18,000-mile LS2 Corvette engine came along that was too good to pass up.
But while Anthony could have just left the LS2 alone and had a dynamic, economical cruiser, he took it a step further. He added to the fire by installing a Garret GT-40 turbocharger. With just 8 psi of boost, the otherwise-stock 6.0-liter puts 550 hp and 580 lb-ft of torque to the rear tires.
Ride Tech was called upon to supply the air suspension and Musclebar sway bars, while Wilwood 13-inch front rotors and 12-inch rears make sure the A-body has the deceleration to match its acceleration. Intro Forged Champion wheels and Yokohama tires are used all around. The front skins are 225/40ZR18s, while the backs are 275/35ZR20s. One of Anthony’s few regrets is that he didn’t narrow the rear end so even wider rubber could have been fitted.
Article Courtesy of: Jim Campisano at Super Chevy
Pictures Courtesy of: Kevin DiOssi