The V8 in this Kadett was Borrowed from a Fourth Gen Corvette, and now Makes 650bhp and revs to Almost 10,000rpm!
When this Kadett was Manufactured in 1976, Opel probably didn’t expect this to happen to it. Originally available with a maximum of 108bhp, this bright yellow Opel Kadett now Makes A Bit More Than 650hp.
Its 5.7-litre ChevyLT5 V8 engine currently revs to a Baffling 10,000rpm. For Some Period Of Time, the engine used the standard cross-plane crank, but – as detailed in an article on Engine Labs from a couple of years ago – the mega Kadett now has a flat-plane crank, allowing it to rev into the stratosphere. The car competes in hill climb competitions across the world, and is piloted by seven-time national hill climb champion Holger Hovemann.
The Kadett has a little secret, though. The floor pan, engine and greasy bits are all from a C4 Corvette donor car that crashed at some point, and a heavily-modified Kadett body has been slotted on top. So it’s not really a Kadett, but we’re sure that detail won’t Keep you From enjoying the video above.
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