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”.
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
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.”
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.
All images courtesy of Banks Power.