UNBELIEVABLE: 9-Second ’96 Chevrolet Caprice – Is This The Fastest Hearse?

Arne Toman, AMS Performance`s vice president has been the owner of a various odd projects among which is the not as famous Van AMS -- Expres, which went to mid 12-sec with stunning turbocharged LS motor and AWD. He puts turbo LS motor in every car. Anyhow, we are here to discuss the `96 Chevy Caprice “Hearse” famous by the name of Madness.

Namely, the beast has a 6.0-liter truck stock engine with modified turbocharger system, 4L80E and S480R turbo. This combination boosted the top speed to 161 miles per hour at the “Wanna Go Fast” that took place in Chicago. All of this contributed for the eventual running 9-sec with the stock engine with 6.0-liter, not an easy assignment in about 5000 pounds handler of stiffs.


Chris Black the tuner from AMS quietly preserved the rods and stock pistons. Madness achieved 9.99-sec on drag radial tires with a 18″ drag racing wheels in excellent shape back at June, 2013. However, they tried again with a pair of slicks on 15″ drag racing wheels. World`s record got reset at 9.94-sec @ 137mph in October 18, 2013.

At 25psi, was given a go, but anything more than 22/23psi should set off the tires at 60 foot. Starting over a 10psi did the same. Controller by Plex Boost is the new comeback for the crew. 1,000HP Nissan GTR and Audi R8 with AMS products.
A fresh boost and the stock 6.0-liter engine with Warner`s turbo was instaled in this Blues mobile replica. Madness will get larger turbo an AES 370 installed in the mid 9-sec time.

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