World's Fastest Modified Car

Top Time of the Meet at 380 MPH

October 2012 World finals

Official two way average record 364.051 MPH

Driven by Keith Copeland

The race car began as a 1971 Triumph GT-6

The car has been modified per the SCTA rules from the cowl forward and stretched to a 130 inch wheel base. The top has been chopped 5 inches, and the chassis and suspension are all custom fabricated. The engine is a Brodix (Chevy) block and heads, V-8, 360 cu/in. twin turbo charged with ice water intercooling.  Boost is variable up to 30 psi.  HP is about 2200. It is a front wheel drive car.

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The link below is to the PC version of the video using  browsers if you do not have VR goggles.  This way of viewing can be a bit buggy depending on your browser.

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​​Update June 7, 2017


​The car was pulled out of the corner of the shop to start preparations for Speed Week 2017.  I am going to do a few improvements to the pilot chute loading and transaxle CV boots.  Maybe a few other minor things but for the most part is will just be checking things over and getting the engine prepared after winter storage.

I have done all the testing I feel is necessary.   Now I just need a good track.  I only have a very limited number of 450 MPH Goodyear tires left.   Goodyear will not make any more of the special 450 MPH tires that fit my car so I will not run unless the track will be capable of giving me a good speed.

USFRA is going to have a test session the first week of July.  I will go up to examine the track and the salt condition but I have no need to run and will not be taking the race car.

This link it to the Within site to get the video if you have VR goggles.