This Mad Opel Kadett Has A Flat-Plane-Converted Chevy V8 Under The Bonnet

The LT5 engine in this Kadett was taken from a C4 Corvette, and now produces upwards of 650bhp and revs to nearly 10,000rpm
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When this Kadett was made in 1976, Opel probably didn’t expect this to happen to it. Originally available with a maximum of 108bhp, this bright yellow Kadett now pushes out more than 650bhp.

Its 5.7-litre Chevrolet LT5 V8 engine currently revs to a dizzying 10,000rpm. For a while, 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 stop you enjoying the video above.

Video via Reddit Cars



Ligenfelter had a flat plane ls for a drag camaro. It sounds amazing too, maybe small block chevys should have a flat plane option

06/25/2017 - 18:05 |
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06/25/2017 - 20:46 |
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And who said a Corvette cant Handle…

06/26/2017 - 14:47 |
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So wait, if the 2018 ZR1 does come out with a 6.2L supercharged LT5 like rumoured, chevy will have two LT5s?

06/26/2017 - 20:54 |
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My goodness, trying to piece this all together is dizzying. Sounds amazing, built amazing…

06/27/2017 - 21:20 |
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