I like this idea a lot.I've often thought about taking a 1/2 ton Silverado 4x4, lowering it just a touch, adding some 20" wheels and low profile tires, big F & R anti-sway bars (needed for Nürburgring, dontcha know), and putting a factory GM supercharger on the LS under the hood.
Still a truck but sporty, 4WD for Winter and would surprise the cocky little Ricer boys and carve up a windy canyon road like a sports car.
Wife is really opposed to sleeping with a dude that drives a Corvette for some reason.
Wife is really opposed to sleeping with a dude that drives a Corvette for some reason. I don't know where she became so stigmatized. On an unrelated note, we went to say hello to @TurboMinivan and drive an uber Lesbaroo. Wilderness Outback with the 2.4 Turbo just like @Rot Box's. Not gonna lie, I really liked it. So we may be getting her a new car and ride sharing a lot. Either way, I was reminded that it is almost Christmas and instructed not to make any large purchases until after new years. Plus Wranglerstar keeps reminding me of the coming struggle so I am in a holding pattern.
Years ago a cop buddy who worked a special assignment for a neighboring agency was able to pick his own ride. He chose a Magnum and all the guys gave him crap about driving a station wagon. That is, until they realized how much space he had to store gear. Then “every swinging d!ck wanted one.” His words. 😂
Is it wierd that I have always kinda wanted one of these?
A future dream car of mine will always be a 94-96 Impala SS
I just love rhe Style of the 94-96 impala. I know the caprice is the same motor. I have said before if my camaro is ever wrecked I would motor swap my LS1 into either my YJ or an 94-96 impala ss.True fact: back when the modern Charger debuted, I really wanted one. To keep myself from jumping into a pool of debt, I decided it might satisfy my desire if I owned something similar... so I bought a 1995 Caprice 9C1 LT1 which had been an unmarked detective car for the Kaysville PD (I was the car's first private owner). I absolutely loved the Caprice--it was a great sleeper, and it handled with a grace that belied its 4200-lb curb weight.
And then next year I went and bought a new '08 Charger R/T anyway.
The Charger--and by extent, the Magnum--is a fantastic platform. Even a 'plain' 5.7L Magnum will run circles around an LT1 Caprice, and the SRT would be even more formidable.