If you love resto-mod, you’ll dig what Banks Power has done with this 66’ Chevy pickup truck. With this resto-mod, Banks Power packs the company’s most powerful engine to date inside a one-of-a-kind rusty ’66 pickup to result in the 1966 Chevy “LokJaw”.

Supercharged Duramax Crate Engine in 66’ Chevy

There is no doubt LokJaw is a head-turner, but what really makes it jaw-dropping is what it packs under the hood; it has Banks supercharged R866SC Duramax Diesel engine that is the product of countless hours of engineering, design, and development.

Here are some of the key specifications of this lovely truck:

•   Whipple Gen 5 3.8L twin-screw supercharger
•   Liquid-coupled intercooler
•   6.6L Duramax engine
•   Nitrous injection system
•   Fortified Allison 1000 6-speed transmission built by ATS Diesel
•   MoTec M142 ECM
•   Powertrain Control Solutions paddle shifters
•   Modified Roadster Shop Spec series chassis
•   Air-bagged 8-lug chassis
•   Wilwood TX6R Big Brake Truck Kit: 15” rotors and 6-pod calipers
•   Nitto Invo Street tires and NT555RII drag radials
•   One-off billet aluminum wheels designed by Sparc Industries
•   Four Banks iDash DataMonster digital gauges
•   Premium leather interior by TMI
Supercharged Duramax Crate Engine in 66’ Chevy

All told, the Banks 1966 Chevy “LokJaw” has an estimated bill of US$350,000. While this gorgeous pickup truck is not something money can buy, almost all parts used to make this resto-mod are available for purchase and can be used for Chevy builds from 1965-1967.

The star component, the Banks Duramax engine has estimated pricing that “start under US$40,000.”

Supercharged Duramax Crate Engine in 66’ Chevy

For those who don’t already know, Banks is the exclusive worldwide distributor of the GM Duramax engine and the purpose of this resto-mod is to showcase the company’s upcoming high-performance turnkey Diesel engine program. Meanwhile, anyone who is interested can learn more about the Banks R866SC used in this resto-mod HERE.

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All images courtesy of Banks Power.

Published by Mike

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