1978 Trans Am Y88 Gold Special Edition Ultimate Muscle Machine 651 Hp Ref#1581
Top dollar rotisserie build was an effort to create the ultimate performance Trans Am. Thousands of hours were spent not only installing the best parts but also engineering and fabricating to make sure those parts meld flawlessly. The result is one of the baddest, best engineered and best performing street machines around. Invited to Optima’s prestigious 2010 Street Car Invitational which is an invitation only event of the top 50 Street machines in existence.
Optima featured the car at their SEMA booth and then promotional material streetcar invitational which is an invitation only event of the top 50 street machines in existence. Optima featured the car at their SEMA booth and in promotional material. It graced the cover of Popular Hot Rodding magazine when the editors chose it as one of just 13 cars from Optima’s Street Car Challenge to feature.
A true and documented Y88 Gold 4-speed car, it was then rotisserie restored, loaded with the absolute best parts and assembled by a member of the Ring brothers build team as his personal car. Under the hood is a Wegner Motorsports built LS3 punched out to 416 cid and producing 651 hp at 7,800 rpm and 532 ft/lbs of torque at 5,300 rpm with GM intake, FAST throttle body and fuel rails. The transmission is a built T56 6-speed and the rear is a Spraker Racing 9” with Detroit Locker, Moser 31-spline axle and 3.89 gears. The custom front suspension has a James Rod Shop torque arm, Hyperco coil over springs on Bilstein shocks and Detroit Speed mini-tubs. The brakes are Baer 6-piston with 14” drilled rotors. to make sure the car had the correct 50/50 weight balance, real one off carbon fiber fenders were added to the front along with a fiberglass hood. Ringbrothers hood pins, hood hinges and clutch reservoirs along with custom engine panels to finish off this performance machine while Forgeline WC3 18x10 and 18x12 wheels give it the perfect stance.
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This is a classic built to perform with the best modern super cars.
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