Bought by Pete as a road-going car with a 308, Supra five-speed and Banjo rear end, it’s been stripped to its absolute bare essentials and built up as a lightweight strip stormer. Powered by an injected 434ci small block Chev with a Powerglide and aluminium nine-inch diff, it is exquisitely engineered and now features a chrome moly cage from front to back among many other highlights.
With Alfa Motorsport-sourced fiberglass front clip, doors, bonnet and bootlid, the only OEM steel remaining is in the roof, rear quarters, front rails and firewall. Pete wasn’t too keen for us to divulge the exact weight of the car, but suffice to say there’s not a lot of it to speak of.
So far the Torana has gone as quick as 8.80@160mph, and with some converter issues now sorted Pete’s hoping to drive the car further into the eights. It’s off for some chassis tweaks to get the 60-foot times down in the vicinity of where they should be, and then it’ll be back on track, shaking up the Top Sportsman ranks.