Stumbling across YouTube clips of muscle cars doing smoky burnouts is a fairly common occurrence these days, but when the vehicle in question is a 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass that’s powered by a blown 6.6-liter LS2 V8 supplied by Lingenfelter which sends the brutality to all four corners, it’s worthy of a little extra attention.
That LS motor is supplemented by a D1SC Procharger running at 15 lbs of boost and shifting duties are handled by a 4L70-E transmission from NTM. Meanwhile, 3.73 gears and the front and back are connected to a hand-built AWD system with Moser Engineering axles. What’s it add up to? A hell of a lot of tire smoke if you chain the back of the car to a garage, as it turns out.
When it’s not decimating tires and driveways, the Cutlass is capable of quarter mile times of 10.70 @ 130 mph on its Nexen N3000 street tires, a feat made even more impressive considering that the car weights nearly 3900 pounds with a driver. That AWD conversion not only helps at the dragstrip, it also makes this beast usable during the winter months in its hometown of Norfolk, Nebraska, – something RWD muscle cars with this much chutzpah typically aren’t up for.
But right now it’s all about sunshine and the unruly destruction of all four tires simultaneously, and our host is kind enough to give us just about every conceivable perspective of the mayhem that you could hope for. You’ll want to turn up your speakers for this one.