This Chevrolet Blazer Is a Rocket on Wheels

1988 Chevrolet Blazer 1 photo
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No longer available in the United States, as it was discontinued back in 2005, the Chevrolet Blazer is still alive and kicking thanks to a bunch of SUV enthusiasts.
While most of them are still being used for hauling and off-roading purposes, some Blazers, like the first-generation model you’re about to see below, have developed outstanding racing skills.

Heavily modified for the drag strip, this 1988 Blazer was fitted with a 420 cubic inch small block V8 that delivers no less than 1,300 horsepower. More than enough to smoke a lot of muscle and sportscars with its low 8-second quarter mile runs.

Considering the factory Blazer never had a V8 mill, all we can say is that Daniel Burk, the owner of this crazy rocket-like vehicle, did what Chevy should've done from the very beginning. Don't get us wrong, there's no need for 1,300 HP in a road-going vehicle, but the 1983 Blazer should've been offered with a V8, just like the initial K5 Blazer.

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About the author: Ciprian Florea
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Ask Ciprian about cars and he'll reveal an obsession with classics and an annoyance with modern design cues. Read his articles and you'll understand why his ideal SUV is the 1969 Chevrolet K5 Blazer.
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