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1984 Hurst Oldsmobile with 5,000 horsepower

the Team Hoonigan is most famous for its epic drag races in the This versus that series, or in the Hoonicorn against the world series. But they also like to feature some pretty epic car builds from lots of other like-minded people.

This car comes to us from Rodney, who drove this 1984 Hurst Oldsmobile for many years as a daily driver, then turned it into America’s fastest streetcar, earning it the name Sorceress.

The epic numbers behind an epic car

A car like this is bound to have epic numbers behind it, and it is. The Oldsmobile now has twin-turbo V8 power under the hood. So lots of power, isn’t it? Well yes. In all, this amazing car produces a staggering 5,000 hp. More than most people could ever dream of.

Rodney says he put a compressor in it when he drove it to and from college, and from then on it went through many iterations and got out of hand! The car can run on regular gasoline or 88 octane, pretty much anything works in it.

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Hurst Oldsmobile Dragster Hoonigan open trunk and hood
via Hoonigan’s YouTube channel

And it might come as a surprise to hear that, but this is actually a road-legal car. This can indeed drive on regular streets. With 110mm turbos and 2.5-inch primaries, the engine bay is like a work of art for this car.

Much of it is polished stainless steel to look like it’s nickel-plated, and the results are stunning. It’s an epic car. And the red line for this car is around the 9,400 rpm mark. That’s a far cry from what it was for the standard 1984 Oldsmobile.

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A daily driver with a difference


Hurst Oldsmobile Dragster Hoonigan Front Quarter View
via Hoonigan’s YouTube channel

The Hoonigan team were absolutely stunned when Rodney said it was a 5,000hp car, making it a daily driver with a little difference. The fact that the hood can open by itself, electronically, is also a great feature.

The fastest this car has done on the 1/4 mile stretch is 260 mph, faster than a Bugatti, and it can do the 1/4 mile in about six seconds. It’s quite amazing. And there’s also nitrous in the car, which adds even more craziness to an already crazy car.

This car is ridiculous, but it’s also spectacularly good.

Source: Hoonigan YouTube Channel


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