Video: RPM Hotrods ’62 Chevy II “Runt” Hits the Dyno with Full Force

RPM Hotrods in Warrendale, Pennsylvania is known for creating big, bad and powerful machines. One of their recent creations, an amazing ‘62 Chevy II, is no different. Lucky for us, we found a video on YouTube of the car on the dynamometer during a recent tuning. Check out the amazing results below.

Known as the “Runt,“ the Chevy II was created for long-time RPM Hotrods customer Gerry Kerna. With a Roadster Shop Chassis, Thompson Racing Ultimate LS7 engine and a Tremec 6-speed transmission, the car was built to be run, and run hard. On top of its impressive looks and even more impressive setup, the Chevy II was named the 2011 Detroit Speed Muscle Machine of the Year at the Detroit Good Guys event in early October.

Prior to the car’s dyno run in the video below, the engine was run on an engine dynamometer. The result was 658hp to the crank. Strapped to the Tremec and put in the car, the race LS7 engine pushed 537hp to the rear wheels. What can we say? We warned you that the Runt was one mean machine.

Check out the dyno run below. Not only does the car push a ton of horsepower but puts on quite a show complete with that roaring engine song we all love. Don’t forget to turn up your speakers!

About the author

Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey is a freelance writer and lover of anything with a rumble. Hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles - she's owned and driven it all. When she's not busy writing about them, she's out in her garage wrenching away. Who doesn't love a tech-savy gal that knows her way around a garage?
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