RECOIL, a highly-modified ’66 Chevelle from Ringbrothers, features 980 horsepower in a military aircraft-themed, show car quality package

Photos by Kahn Media

A year after their Pantera project ADRNLN was unveiled at SEMA, the Ringbrothers unveiled another stunning vehicle, this time a 1966 Chevelle that they built for another customer who let them have quite a lot of creative licence

The client was Chris McPhie whose only stipulation was that the car had to have metal seats. This brought about the military aircraft theme that seems to have infiltrated the cabin area of the car, with a notably small amount of soft materials used throughout

The body is covered in custom touches like the extended rocker panels below the fenders, but the overall shape remains original. The quality is something that GM’s production like could only ever dream of though, and the brothers Mike and Jim say they wanted a relatively plain colour that wouldn’t distract onlookers from the quality of their workmanship

Under the bonnet there is a supercharged and fuel injected 416ci (6.8L) LS7 V8 that makes 980hp and behind it there is a Tremec T56 6-speed gearbox and a 9in diff with tough 35-spline axles

The car was unveiled at SEMA late last year and in the video above you can hear what Jim and Mike had to say about the project while it was on display at the Royal Purple trade stand

At the start and end of this clip you can hear the car run and in between Jim and Mike talk a little more about themselves and the build of RECOIL

You can read a full feature story on the Ringbrothers RECOIL 1966 Chevelle in issue 132 of Extreme Action magazine, available now