Ringbrothers unveils 1000hp Chevy Loadmaster at SEMA 2022

The Kinsler-injected, open-wheel ‘truck’ is 10,000 shop hours in the making


Ringbrothers has unveiled a wild 1948 Chevrolet Loadmaster at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, melding the classic truck design with an open-wheel racer.

Dubbed ‘Enyo’ after the Greek goddess of war, the truck’s cab wears a four-inch chop and two-inch lengthening job, all dipped in Glasurit Mythic Battle Green. Thanks to the custom panels and acres of carbonfibre ducting and splitters, it’s the only Loadmaster part left.

The powerplant is a 510ci tall-deck LS based on a Goodwin Competition Racing Engines design, topped with eight-stack Kinsler injection managed by Holley EFI. According to Ringbrothers, it’s good for 1000hp on 110 race fuel.

A torque tube feeds power to a Bowler Performance-built 4L80E auto, mounted as a C6 Corvette-style transaxle.

It all sits around a custom chassis that supports F1-inspired cantilever suspension, Öhlins TTX coil-overs, Brembo six-pot brakes all-’round, and even onboard air jacks for quick wheel swaps.

Other killer features include a carbonfibre bonnet locked shut by 12V-powered electromagnets, and the ability to switch between a muffler system and full-noise titanium sidepipes.

Ringbrothers came up with two sets of rolling stock for the truck, each built around bespoke Porsche 911-style HRE centre-lock wheels. The street arrangement uses staggered 18×11 and 19×13.5in rims, while the race versions blow out to a huge 18×13 and 18x15in, with 365-wide rubber out back.

Inside is even more carbonfibre, including the headliner, dash and torque tube cover. There’s also leather with matching green stitching and plenty of CNC-machined goodies, including a custom-machined steering wheel with a carbonfibre-wrapped rim.

The shifter features 18 individual pieces of titanium, while powered rear glass and Vintage Air a/c provide added functionality.

Ringbrothers says 10,000 workshop hours were poured into the build, with another 2000 spent on design and CAD work.

The truck is one of four builds unveiled by Ringbrothers at this year’s SEMA Show, with a ’72 Chevy Blazer, ’69 Camaro and ’69 Mustang Mach 1 also making the trip to Las Vegas.

SEMA 2022 runs until 4 November, and we’ll bring you more hot stuff from the show soon.