My son Joesph and I rebuilt this car on three separate occasions. Joe was an engineer and on the last rebuild he designed and had an engine built to his specifications. He also converted it from an automatic to a standard transmission. His goal was to get at least 500hp at the rear wheels. He place in just about every show we ever went to. Unfortunately Joe passed away last July (2013) at the way too early age of 39 and never had the chance to see if he achieved what he wanted. I can tell you this it is the only car I ever drove that scared me. It is extremely powerful. I now have this car and I enjoy the fond memories of working on it with my best friend , my son Joe. When we went to shows and cruise nights you knew it was Joe and you heard him coming before you ever saw him.