Friday, June 10, 2011 08:00
We’ve held forth on the wonders of bubba engineering, but it’s not all horseshoes and hand grenades… Some of these folks build savage metal wonderment that’s completely awesome because the devastation is low-pro, but still just plain ridiculous.
Along that vein, we bring you Volvette in a vid called “Full Length Volvette Intoduction from The Anti Team.”
To be frank (and Tom, Dick and Harry), that the guys from the Anti Team are rednecks is a reach, and we didn’t check the plates closely, but the vibe suits a nice rebel interpretation of a Volvo seven-series wagon. Sedate, sporty, high-speed stable in the European tradition, now with somewhere north of 500 hp through the right parts—late-model LS1 with a couple T4s hanging off it, built T-56, and the car’s caged (smart, considering what these guys do with it). Seems like a fitting place for a twin-turbo’d LS1, eh? Or did he say LS2? Missed it—hard to hear you when you’re outrunning an R1 on the freeway in a Volvo station wagon.
If you didn’t know what a “wagoon” was, this is about it right here.
This isn’t a trailer queen. These knuckleheads (brilliant knuckleheads) drift the Volvette, pull the classic garage burnout (complete with Lingenfelter-style pedestrian hand-plant), drag race it and, yes, outrun more than one Honda R1 on the freeway—when the motorcycle tops out, the wagon is still pulling away.
Don’t do this at home, folks. Find a racetrack or a runway or some sort of parallel dimension where sleds this fast have room to roam. Holy crap, this Volvo’s so slick it’ll kill you and you wouldn’t know it. At one point this video was the ninth-most viewed automotive video on YouBoob. More background can be found at the fast Volvo guys’ favorite forum, TurboBricks.com.