Thousand horsepower LS, radial tyre Torana ready to rumble

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WA’s Streetbuilt Racing has unveiled a cool new radial tyre drag racing weapon to take on the beasts from the east.

This workshop is far from a stranger to radial builds, with many street cars in their arsenal, but this marks a new level in their operation.

Owner John O’Dwyer will hand the keys to Josh Lopreiato for this weekend’s Nitro Night at Perth Motorplex where the team will make their first laps in the car.

“It’s been a hectic couple of months to get this car together, from what started as a very old school roller into a race ready radial car,” O’Dwyer said.

“To say I’m excited to see what this car is capable of is an under statement – Josh, it’s gonna be a wild ride mate. I cannot thank everyone involved enough for what has been done in such a short time frame.”

Streetbuilt have put together a ‘stock component LS bottom end deal’ including LS3 block and crank, LSA rods and pistons, LS3 heads, Super Vic intake, Holley Dominator EFI, a full Speedflow 200 Series fuel system running E85, twin 66mm Proboost Turbos, twin 50mm Turbosmart wastegates, a TCE Convertor, Supercase Powerglide and Final Drive tailshaft.

On the dyno the car registered a pretty serious 1043hp figure at the rear wheels from 376 cubes on 21psi of boost. We can’t wait to see how this thing goes on the track! The team will be travelling east for the Kenda 660 Series in March to take on Australia’s biggest field of radial cars. More pictures below.

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