Late last season the Gen V LT market got a glimpse into the potential locked up in the next generation small-block Chevy. Motion Raceworks built the first 7-second Gen V LT-powered ride, ushering in a new era of performance with the unique platform. They stuffed a twin turbo LT engine into a 1972 Nova, ran Drag Week with it, and then dropped it into the 7s at Cordova International Raceway before the track closed for the winter <HERE>.
Working with Chevrolet Performance, HP Tuners, and Precision Turbo, the shop is going one step further and building an insane twin turbo 2018 Camaro SS dubbed “Project Blue Mule.” The project’s code name is a tribute to a legendary COPO project in the late ’60s. The goals are to lower the Gen V LT record even further into the 7s and use the Camaro to develop a full-line of go-fast goodies.
Lest you think this will be a stripped down race-spec Camaro, Motion Raceworks is retaining the air conditioning and other street amenities so it can walk the walk when they call the project “street-legal.” According to Doug Cook, there is a lot of confusion in the market on the potential of the new platform due to Direct Injection technology. The goal is to work with the aforementioned companies in order to blaze a path to big power and show the capabilities of the Gen V LT.
Stay tuned to Race Pages Digital and the pages of Fastest Street Car Magazine as we get an inside look at the Motion Raceworks Project Blue Mule build and its on-track action.