Big Turbo Camaro Gets Violent, Makes 925WHP on the Rollers

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A 408 cubic inch LSX and massive turbo makes for one nasty Camaro.

We are looking at a fourth gen Chevrolet Camaro working out on the rollers during the 2017 Race Proven Motorsports Dyno Day. While the details are short, we know that this F-Body is powered by a 408 cubic inch LSX. Said V8 has been fitted with a huge 88mm Borg Warner turbocharger. As the video begins, we get a good look at the engine bay of this beast while it sits and idles while waiting for its turn on the dyno.

Keen viewers will spot some fat slicks out back, an exhaust system which vents in front of the right front tires and a parachute. We’re going to go out on a limb and say this isn’t the guys daily driver. Though, funnily enough, it has a license plate. 4th gen Camaro F-Body LSX 408ci V8 LS 88mm turbo boosted blown dyno run 925whp

After idling outside for a while, the driver creeps into the RPM shop and heads to the dyno. At first, we get some tepid AFR runs which are short and sweet. After that, it’s game time, this turbocharged Camaro makes an incredible rip on the rollers. In fact, even with the tires spinning, this murdered out Chevy lays down 925.32 horsepower at the rear wheels.

With the hopes of getting better traction, VHT trackbite liquid is poured onto the rollers. The boosted Camaro makes another run, but the tires still spin hard. Even with the wheelspin,  the car to “only” makes 872rwhp. Tough day in the office, that’s for sure. However, having turned over 925 rear wheel horsepower on the previous run, this is very easily a car that could make 1,000whp with good grip.

"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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