Ringbrothers has quite literally ventured into uncharted terrain with its latest muscle-packed restomod. One of four customs from the Wisconsin-based shop at this years’s SEMA, and certainly the tallest, the aptly named “Bully” is a 1,200 hp (1,217 PS) supercharged Chevrolet Blazer.
The result of over 8,500 hours of work, Ringbrothers’ Bully started life as a 1972 K5 Blazer, but there’s little left of the truck that it’s first owner picked up from a dealership when Nixon was in the White House. While the main body sections are painted in elegant Bashful Blue metallic, your eyes are instantly drawn to the custom hood with its machined billet supercharger vents, and the carbon fiber fender flares that provide coverage for 18 x 12in HRE wheels coated in massive massive 325-section Cooper Discoverer tires.
But the real visual draw is the custom leather interior from Upholstery Unlimited whose seats are constructed from criss-crossing leather straps attached to four perimeter frames, and matched with a Ringbrothers carbon-fiber steering wheel and Dakota Digital instrumentation.
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The hottest engine available in a factory Chevy Blazer in 1972 was a 350 cu-in (5.7-liter) V8 that put out just 175 hp (177 PS) and 290 lb-ft (293 Nm), and many Blazers has as little as 110 hp (112 PS). Not this one, though. Its Wegner Motorsports 6.8-liter LS3 is crowned with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger and sends its 1,200 hp to all four wheels via a Bowler Tru-Street GM 4L80E transmission and Dana 44 and 60 axles. Those axles connect to the Roadster Shop custom chassis with four-link suspension that employ two Fox coilovers at each corner, and braking is handled by Baer six-piston brakes at each end.
“This project was meant to stand above, both figuratively and literally,” added Jim Ring. “Our partners HRE Wheels, Whipple Superchargers, Motul, Painless Wiring, Miller Welding, Holley and so many more enabled us to see this build from concept to production. We’re honored to work with the very best in our industry and thank them for their continued support.”
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