Posted on January 01 2010
In The Capital Of LSX Performance, It Takes A 9.89-Second Turbocharged Trailblazer SS To Stand Out
We're not exactly sure what's in the Houston water supply, but we're relatively positive they should bottle it up and sell it as an energy drink. It seems like every month we feature another sick LSX car from this area, almost always in the 9s and almost always one of the fastest in the country. It should come as no surprise then that this is yet another monster, though unlike the other H-town animals-this one has the size to go with its demeanor. Owner Holloway Houston and builder Nick Field of Fastlane Turbo chose a two-wheel-drive Trailblazer SS as the platform to build a single-turbo LSX that runs 9.89 at 142 mph. Did we mention it can pull the front tires, weighs in at over 5,000 pounds, and is the second-fastest Trailblazer SS in the country?
Of course, you can't just bolt on some parts and expect to go this fast with a Trailblazer. It takes a special team of builders to put this together and an owner with the smarts to pull it all off. Holloway is certainly no stranger to fast rides, which is key when embarking on a project of this scale. His choice of builder was important and he turned to some of the best at Fastlane Turbo. With an up-and-coming reputation for killer turbo cars, Fastlane knew that they couldn't cut any corners on this build, since going after the record is never easy. Goals in mind, money in hand, and the clock ticking, it was time to get down to business.