This 980 Horsepower '66 Chevelle Has A Fighter Jet Cockpit

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The 2014 SEMA show was a very good one for American muscle, with cars like the Ford Mustang King Cobra and the revival of the famous Yenko Camaro. But the SEMA Muscle Crown (Is that a thing? It should be a thing) goes to a car called "Recoil." It's a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle with 980 horsepower and an interior that's ready for combat.

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This bad boy is the brainchild of the vehicular craftsmen at Ringbrothers, and they say it's more than just a sick burnout machine — it's a "street capable track car." I like the sound of that.

Power comes from a Whipple-supercharged Wegner Motorsports LS7 equipped with parts like a Holley Fuel Injection System, an Aeromotive fuel cell and pump, and Flowmaster mufflers. It's all bolted to a reworked Tremec T56 Magnum transmission.

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So, 980 horsepower. That's all well and good. But even better is the interior, which was hand-fabricated and features five-point racing harness seats, a Racepak gauge cluster, and carbon fiber basically everywhere. The Ringbrothers say the inside was inspired by the cockpits of fighter aircraft.

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Legally speaking, I do believe Recoil qualifies as a weapon of mass destruction it at least a few countries. Cars don't get much more badass than this.

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I am always appalled at the lack of cupholders in the custom cars that come to SEMA.