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Side-By-Side LT1 7-second Passes

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#1 Injuneer


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Posted 10 September 2020 - 08:25 AM

OK.... these aren't Firebirds, but for those of us that are into the 4th Gens, we freely admit the Firebird is a Camaro with different fenders..... and a couple of amazing V8 engines - the LT1 and the LS1.


The interesting thing about the faster car..... this 350ci LT1 stock block has been destroked (3.25") to 329ci, redlines at 8,600 RPM, and makes 1,500 HP. ran their annual "Shootout" at Beach Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY on Saturday, September 5th. As far as I am aware this is the first time two LT1 cars have made side-by-side 7-second passes.


Thanks to Fastbird and for the video.

Fastbird's Pics and Vids from the 2020 Shootout

The white car is:

Jonathan Atkins / Tick Performance - Current fastest/quickest LT1 - Turbo LT1 / T56 - 11/01/19
7.309 @ 199.10 MPH
60-ft: 1.198

The red car is:

Tony Shepherd
7.83 @ 180.28

93 Z28, 396 LT1, single turbo

These are the people that are keeping the LT1 legacy alive ! ! !

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 09:39 AM

Nice!  Personally, I love my old LT1. It's been so cheap to maintain and never needed more than a $20 sensor.  Still as strong and reliable as the day it left the factory. I'm officially on the hunt for a "new" Trans Am, and I'm seriously torn between another 1993, or a 98+.  Actually came across one of each last night.  A 1993 with 27,000mi for $16k and a 1999 with 51,000mi for $15k. the time I decide, they'll both probably be gone.  I'd have no issues choosing if my LT1 wasn't so strong and reliable.


Also found a 79 Trans Am and a 78 Z28 each with 60,000mi for under $18k, both in immaculate condition.


...this is seriously getting hard.  I honestly thought saving $16k would be the hard part.

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 12:40 PM

Great race. Never hurts to watch a Firebird cousin.

RIP Jay - So glad to have known you

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