Photos and Video Courtesy of Mike Goacher of Goacher Street Legends
Two weeks ago we teased the rendering of Larry Larson’s new No Prep Kings 2018 Cadillac ATS-V <HERE> and everyone loved it. We are happy to report that his month-long thrash is complete, he tested at Dragway 42 (West Salem, OH), and drove through the night to make it in time for filming of the second event of the Discovery Channel Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings tour at New England Dragway.
Larson was forced to build a new car for 2019 when the racing officials declared his S-10 pick-up truck illegal, despite it carrying legit street cred by running in the 5-second zone at over 250 mph and street driving it on Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week and Rocky Mountain Race Week. Apparently the wheelbase is incorrect for the body style since the truck is an extended cab with a short-bed. Determined to keep the party going at No Prep competitions throughout the Midwest and appearances on the TV show, Larson set out to build a brand new car that fit the letter of the Big Tire law. It is the same motivation he had when he built the S-10 five years ago, push the rules of the series he was chasing in order to dominate the competition.
The ATS-V is stacked with unique features, including the fact that there isn’t one Dzus fastener on the entire vehicle and all of the body panels are 100% factory. Larson Race Cars also installed lightweight windows and astute observers will notice the absence of screws, again adding to the charisma and uniqueness compared to the racecars that he is competing against at No Prep Kings. For as accomplished of a shop as Larson Race Cars is, their latest creation could be the best one yet.
Powering the new Caddy is a Pro Line Racing 481X and he fastened a massive single turbocharger that checks in at 136mm. A FuelTech FT600 was utilized once again to tune and manage the 4,000-plus horsepower. Backing the billet engine combination is a Rossler Transmissions TH400, complete with a Pro Torque converter. The times are not displayed during No Prep Kings but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that running bottom 4s/high 3s is where the top players compete, an accomplishment that we are sure Larson’s new Caddy is capable of running.