As we all know, the LS-series engines are dominating every arena of motorsports - drag racing, drifting, and now even circle track. You can find them under the hoods of hot rods at your local car show, and powering some of the fastest cars in the world.
In case you’re thinking of taking the plunge on LS power yourself and need further coercing, then take a look at what is likely “The world’s fastest Camaro.” It’s not powered by a big block or even a traditional small block, but is in fact utilizing the iron block LSX that you can pick up from any Chevrolet Performance outlet.
Owned by it’s original purchaser, Kelly Bise, this Camaro started out in life as a daily driven 2000 SS model equipped with a 320hp LS1. It served it’s purpose quite well during those first few years, but like most everyone else in the hobby, the mod bug bit Bise, and bit hard.
The aforementioned LSX block displaces 461 cubic inches and a lot of boost in the form of twin turbos. Obviously, the LMR-built Camaro has an extensive amount of safety and performance upgrades, most of which is beyond the scope of this article for us to mention.
Now this car was built for a different purpose: the Texas Mile. Every inch of this Camaro has been completely rebuilt using the best components to make a record-setting pass down the ‘Mile. The driver, Josh Ledford, is who Kelly relies upon to pilot this cruise missile down the Texas Mile and to say that he’s a brave soul would be an understatement.
The end result? How does 240.5 mph grab you? Clearly a force to be reckoned with, this Camaro is incredibly impressive; especially considering this is a production-based car.
Bise and Ledford are adamant that there’s plenty of power and performance left on the table with this thing, and we’ll be watching it’s progress as it develops.