It set an even faster quarter-mile time than the Rimac Nevera.
The Chevrolet El Camino has been discontinued since 1987, but there are still passionate fans out there keeping its legacy alive. It was one of the most popular utes in America, a body style that only recently made a comeback in the US with the launch of the new Hyundai Santa Cruz. Chevrolet isn't planning on reviving the El Camino, which is perhaps why a metal working shop was inspired to build its own modern-day interpretation based on a Chevrolet Camaro.
Since it was designed primarily for utility, you don't see Chevrolet El Caminos burning rubber at the drag strip very often. This, however, is no ordinary Chevrolet El Camino.
Owned by Cleetus Mcarland, this custom El Camino is called called the Mullet, and it's been upgraded with a long list of modifications. For starters, it's been fitted with new aero-enhancing exterior components including a new bumper and a bed cover to improve the El Camino's aerodynamics. It's also fitted with a set of drag radials and has a lower ride height.
However, the bulging hood is also another obvious giveaway that this El Camino is not stock. Under the hood are a set of twin 84 mm turbochargers that increase the output to over 2,000 horsepower, which an absurd amount of power in a car like this.
To see what it can do, the modified El Camino was taken to a drag racing event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. When it launches off the line, the acceleration is so violent that it nearly does a wheelie. Impressively, the modified El Camino blitzed the quarter-mile in just 7.6 seconds at 170 mph.
To put that into perspective, the Rimac Nevera electric hypercar recently set a new unofficial quarter mile record for a production car, with a time of 8.62 seconds at 171 mph. This was only the first day of the event, so it could set an even faster quarter-mile time.