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Andrew Strickland’s 242GT Volvo LOLVO at Racewars - video

By Boris Viskovic, 09 Oct 2018 Drag Racing

One of my favourite cars at Motul Racewars this year was Andrew Strickland’s 242GT Volvo

Andrew Strickland’s 242GT Volvo LOLVO at Racewars - video

JUST a glance at the number plate, LOLVO, and you know this bloke’s just out there having fun and taking the piss just a little bit. I’d actually met Andrew at the 2017 event, but that was a short-lived experience for him with the junkyard LS only lasting 200m before throwing a leg out of bed. That instigated a fairly major mechanical upgrade, which, due to a relocation to Adelaide, was carried out with the help of Chris Milton Engine Developments and Morpowa Auto & Dyno Centre.

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It’s pretty obvious where Andrew spent his coin, because it sure-as-shit wasn’t on the body and paint! But that’s part of the plan – beat some big dollar supercars with a car that looks like an old junker. With a cast-iron 5.3-litre LS, Edelbrock heads and S480 turbo hanging off the side, the old brick makes well over 800hp at the tyres! That was good enough to net a tyre-spinning 279km/h over 800m, but a small issue arose and the mighty LOLVO was unable to make a full 1000m pass – but we’ll let you watch the video to see what put an end to proceedings.