Maybe The Wildest Street Car In America. “The Sorceress” Cutlass, Twin Turbo Big Block Powered
If you want to start a good debate on social media, just post up asking “What defines ...
If you want to start a good debate on social media, just post up asking “What defines a ‘street car’?” and watch the comments come pouring in. I believe, at first glance, this car would fool even the most die-hard race fan when it comes to streetability, but that’s what makes it so amazingly cool.
This 1984 Hurst Oldsmobile, known appropriately as The Sorceress, looks at first glance like a full-on Pro Mod. We’ve seen other videos was posted on the Sorceress Facebook page that drew a slew of comments questioning – and a few outright denying – the car’s plausibility as a street car. When you hit the play button below, I believe you’ll understand why. Despite the car running into issued on its lone run for the day, you can clearly see this car is a beast on the track.
However, if you continue to sort through the comments on the Sorceress page, you’ll find the team replying with several other videos of the car on the streets. Click through a few of them and watch the car being used very much as most of us would tool around in our daily driver, and you’ll immediately see that there’s much more to this car than meets the eye, and that line between street car and race car just becomes even harder to distinguish.
For example, the car has the ability to run anything from full race methanol to 88 octane pump gas without the driver or crew having to change anything. “How’s that possible?” many of you are asking right now. To sum it up, the team has enlisted the help of one of the most successful and innovative tuners in the world, Shane Tecklenburg. Shane has designed a flex fuel system that detects what fuel is in the car and automatically adjusts the tune appropriately.
The car cranks right up and idles like a dream, staying so calm that driver Don Speer has zero hesitation hitting a drive through, something made possible thanks to the car having power windows. If he has to back out of a parking space, the massive rear wing would make the back window basally useless. Of course, if you have a camera installed in the rear of the car, that’s not a problem, and this car just happens to have one of those too. These are just a couple of the gadgets that make this car so cool!
So now, folks… tell me if this car qualifies as a streetcar or not? Knowing the car is capable of hitting 242 MPH in the quarter mile would typically make that answer a no, but hitting the Taco Bell drive-through leaving the track might change your mind!