• Nov 5, 2009
1970 Duramax Chevrolet Chevelle custom - Click above for high-res image gallery

The clean exterior of this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle hides a wicked little secret – if you take a look at the photo above, you'll see what we mean. The bundle of plumbing you see spilling out of the engine bay tells only part of the story – that's no overworked Chevy small block in there, it's a Duramax diesel that has been pushed to new heights thanks to an outrageous custom twin-turbo setup. The stripped-out interior and racing slicks out back show the true purpose of this ride.

The Chevelle was built by Mike Racke and was recognized as one of Popular Hot Rodding magazine's Top Ten Builds this year. We couldn't agree more.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      we need numbers!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Interesting car. I wonder what horsepower and torque is. How does weight compare to big block. Diesel engines tend to be very heavy.
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      • 5 Years Ago
      There was a recent Impala D-Max build that put the dyno in a chokehold to the tune of 900hp & 1200lb/ft... I'd imagine this one is similarly built.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We need to see more diesels in cars here in the states, and especially on performance models!


      If the G8 ever came over with a Diesel, I would have jumped on that in a heart beat!
      • 5 Years Ago
      very... VERY awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car was built in 2007 and was also at sema last year
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x48rHUE-oZQ
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought it looked really familiar, i remember seeing it last year.