980 Horsepower ’66 Chevelle Has A Fighter Jet Cockpit

The SEMA show was a very good one for American muscle, with cars like the Ford Mustang King Cobra and the revival of the famous Yenko Camaro.

But the SEMA Muscle Crown (Is that a thing? It should be a thing) goes to a car called “Recoil.” It’s a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle with 980 horsepower and an interior that’s ready for combat.

This bad boy is the brainchild of the vehicular craftsmen at Ringbrothers, and they say it’s more than just a sick burnout machine — it’s a “street capable track car.” I like the sound of that.

Power comes from a Whipple-supercharged Wegner Motorsports LS7 equipped with parts like a Holley Fuel Injection System, an Aeromotive fuel cell and pump, and Flowmaster mufflers. It’s all bolted to a reworked Tremec T56 Magnum transmission.

So, 980 horsepower. That’s all well and good. But even better is the interior, which was hand-fabricated and features five-point racing harness seats, a Racepak gauge cluster, and carbon fiber basically everywhere. The Ringbrothers say the inside was inspired by the cockpits of fighter aircraft.

Legally speaking, I do believe Recoil qualifies as a weapon of mass destruction it at least a few countries. Cars don’t get much more badass than this.


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