This can be filed under the category of “not news but still really cool”. It’s Dale Earnheart Jr’s 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle which debuted at the 2011 SEMA show. It features the Connect and Cruise Crate Powertrain System which is a supercharged LSA engine and 4L85-E automatic transmission combination.
From the Chevy Press Release at the time:
“Assembly of the Chevelle came together at GM’s Milford Proving Ground, under the direction of Build Team Manager Gary Mulder. His staff started with an original ’70 Chevelle frame, but almost every other component used during the car’s construction is all-new – including the body. Approved by GM Restoration Parts, the GM-licensed reproduction body from Dynacorn International, Inc. enables builders to construct a “new” vehicle.”
“These comprehensive kits take the crate engine concept to the next level, with factory-engineered systems that can be conveniently ordered under a single part number,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “You can save time and money by purchasing a single kit, while also eliminating the guesswork of matching a transmission to a powerful engine – our engineers did all the leg work.”