Video: Quickest Street-Legal Car in World is a Chevy S-10
Larry Larson Runs Scorching 6.16-Second Quarter at 219 MPH
When most people hear or think of the term “fastest car in the world,” such thoroughbred names as Ferrari, Bugatti, and Porsche come to mind. But don’t tell that to Hot Rod Drag Week veteran Larry Larson, who officially set the world’s fastest street-legal car record in a highly modified Chevrolet S-10 truck. Larson’s 6.16-second run at 219.61 mph gives him the title of the quickest-accelerating street-legal vehicle, taking the title from England’s Andy Frost, whose ’72 Vauxhall held the record for many years.
Earlier on during Drag Week, Larson held off on a full-throttle run, which gave him a 20-second ET for that run. Although technically street-legal, with working headlights, taillights, the factory steel cab and doors, Larson’s truck is far from stock, with a twin-turbocharged 620ci big-block V-8. Nobody knows exactly how much power the engine makes, as there are probably only a few, if any, dynos that could handle that level of output, but it’s a safe assumption it’s well into the four-figures; likely more than 2,000 hp.
The S-10 may have grabbed the headlines, but Larson is equally well known for his ’66 Chevy II, which held the previous Drag Week record with a 6.94-second pass at 209 mph. Watch the video below for this record-breaking run in the S-10.
Source: Hot Rod