Roadster Shop 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Packs LT4 V8 Supercharged
Currently used by General Motors in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the LT4 differs from the free-breathing LT1 by a 1.75-liter supercharger. Rated at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque from 3,600 rpm, the engine alone costs $ 15,000 excluding the wet sump accessory drive kit. Instead of a torque converter automatic such as the Hydra-Matic 8Lxx or 10Lxx transmissions, Roadster Shop and the owner opted for a dual-overdrive manual in the form of the Tremec T-56 Magnum, aka TR-6060. apparently OEM.
As you would expect from such a serious makeover, the original frame had to be ditched in favor of an all-new Roadster Shop SPEC chassis that starts at $ 10,995 excluding options. Independent front suspension with rugged upper and lower control arms, an odd 9.0-inch rear box with 31-spline axles, Fox custom-valve shocks, power rack-and-pinion steering and a 3.0-inch exhaust system are just a few of the highlights.
Augmented with a Detroit Truetrac helical gear differential and 3:70 gear, the unique Chevelle also hides a Wilwood brake booster under the hood. Stainless steel brake lines, front stabilizer bar, stainless steel fuel tank, Sparco harnesses and Recaro bucket seats complete this attractive build.