When it comes to racing, weight is the enemy. The more your car has, the slower it'll go. Thanks to an engine swap, twin turbos, and drag slicks, this massive Cadillac Escalade somehow defies all the weight it lugs around, laying down consistent 10-second quarter-mile times.
Painted in an eccentric shade of blue, this mid-2000s Escalade had its original naturally-aspirated Vortec V-8 swapped out for a twin-turbo Chevy LSX with new internals developing a massive 1200 horsepower. According to the owner, the setup is currently running on 16 pounds of boost, but it's capable of handling more. With a bigger fuel pump, the owner claims it could make up to 2000 horsepower. In this clip below, it was able to lay down a best time of 10.32 seconds at 135 mph. The owner's current goal is to get it into the 9s.
And it's not like this thing is stripped out inside, either—the complete interior is there, even the third row of seats—not to mention a roll cage that spans the entire length of the truck. If anything, this Escalade is heavier than it was when it left the factory. And it's still able to lay down 10s. Not bad.