When it comes to vintage Chevrolet Camaros, the first-gen cars reign supreme. An absolute icon of automotive design, these early cars are some of the most sought after muscle cars on the market. Early second-gens are popular too, thanks to their split-bumper style and potent powertrains. As the 1970s wore on however, the Chevrolet Camaro underwent a few less-than-desirable transformations. That said, late examples of the second-gen Camaro have a cult following of their own. This particular drag racing special known as the Boost Train might just be the coolest example out there, thanks to its ludicrous 2,400 horsepower big block.
According to The Drive, This 1981 Chevrolet Camaro belongs to Dustin Fant of Indiana, and it is one helluva drag racing machine. Under the hood sits a massive 540 cubic-inch Chevy V8, built by Begler’s Engine Machining. As the name suggests, the massive engine has also been fit with a pair of 80-millimeter Bullseye turbos, dialed in by the team at Cruzn’ Performance. Those turbos wear a nice coat of pink paint, by the way. In order to cope with nearly 1,000 more horsepower than the Bugatti Chiron, an ATI Superglide 2 transmission, a Dana 60 rear end, and some super-sticky Hoosier slicks have been fit as well.
Fant hasn’t been forthcoming about the level of performance this Chevrolet Camaro has on offer, as he wants to preserve his competitive advantage in the drag racing scene. That said, he did tell the folks over at The Drive that he aims to have the car running in the low fours with an 180+ mph trap speed. While that level of speed is already insane, it is worth noting that this car participates in no prep races. Talk about a wild ride.
The second-gen Chevrolet Camaro may not get as much love as other muscle cars, but there is no denying that it remains a solid platform for drag racing. Besides, a massive cowl hood just looks oh-so-right on this particular body style. Which Camaro would you like to put 2,400 horsepower through? Let us know in the comments down below.