These days, the recipe for a 1,000HP car, a classic one like this 1970 Chevelle at that, seems to be easier than ever to establish. Forged from a 400-plus cubic-inch LS engine and a ProCharger F-1R system, this extremely clean Chevelle built and operated by Hewitt High Performance out of Oakland, California, can fry its rear tires, travel more than 1,000 miles roundtrip (from the Bay Area to Southern California) and haul as many grocery bags as its trunk will fit.
Shaun Hewitt, the owner of the Chevelle and HHP, is on a mission to prove that classic cars can be driven on the street and still be ready to compete in virtually every racing scenario. “I came all the way from East Oakland, California, and I came all the way to the Hoonigan garage to show you guys how we do, where I’m from,” Shaun affirmed.
He details the car isn’t a daily driver, but that it can be. The car was finished more than seven years ago and was built as a “good weather” car, as Shaun put it, but it can be converted to a daily whenever he likes. The build makes use of a factory GM ’98-’02 Camaro SS 0411 ECU (with a custom calibration), which frankly, is impressive for a car with four-digit-horsepower.
Moreover, Shaun informs The Hoonigans that the car is immersed in everything from drag racing to auto crossing and more. Surely having a 400-plus cubic-inch LS good for more than 1,000HP at the rear wheels thanks to a ProCharger system doesn’t hurt the build, either. But what we find most impressive is the fact that Shaun still runs a six-speed manual transmission. Kudos on the build, sir.