Our goal is to illustrate that you can own a car that is smooth running, mellow-idling, easy-driving, pump-gas cruiser – and still make 1500hp, 8 second passes… We call it the “F-bomb” because when it arrived, it looked like a Scud hit it… - Tom Nelson
F-BOMB at the Track, 1500hp+ NRE Twin Turbo Super-car.
F-BOMB: Nelson Supercar #001 / 1973 Chevy Camaro
A 1973 Camaro which we’ve caged, mini-tubbed, completely stripped to bare metal and powder coated the entire car. The motor is a 406 twin-turbo making 1540 hp and 1527 lbs of torque.
We are going to prove to everyone you can “have your cake and eat it too.”
We are going to drive the car 300 miles a day, stopping at a race track every day, for 5 days. 1,500 miles and 5 races in 5 days, with no support vehicle. Sounds pretty crazy? Did we mention we are planning on running in 8 second quarter miles?
Our goal is to illustrate that you can own a car that is smooth running, mellow-idling, easy-driving, pump-gas cruiser – and still make 1500hp, 8 second passes…
We call it the “F-bomb” because when it arrived, it looked like a Scud hit it…
- Tom Nelson
Make + Model
'73 Chevy Camaro
100% Dyno Tested
- Twin Turbo
- 406 Small Block Chevy
- Dual Injector per cyl
- Strange 9 inch
- Ron Davis Radiator
- Twin intercoolers
- &Dual-reservoir fuel tank
- 1,540 hp at 0,000 rpm
- 1,927 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 rpm—at just 25 psi of boost.
The "F-bomb" belongs to David Freiburger, Cheif Editor of Hotrod Magazine. This is David's personal car which we built completely at Nelson Supercars to show what can be done with a high tech twin turbo Nelson Racing Engine... and a car designed around it. The 1973 Camaro has been caged, mini-tubbed, completely stripped to bare metal and the entire car was powder coated. The motor is a 406 twin turbo that makes 1540 hp and 1527 lbs of torque. The F-Bomb was debuted at the 2006 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"The most badass car in all of the SEMA show was the F-Bomb, bar none."
- Leonard Emanuelson, Former Hot Rod Magazine Editor
"...twin-turbo, 1,500-hp, olive drab-finished beast that "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin just had to include in his film." -MotorTrend.com
"...the real F-Bomb is not in the movie, though you might see the engine and you will hear the car’s actual engine and tires in action. The production company built eight clones of the car, none of which escaped unscathed.
I’ve got a set of fenders from one that survived enough that the sheetmetal is still somewhat recognizable as having at one time been fenders. So, yeah, a bunch of cars got destroyed. However, I can tell you from firsthand knowledge that there wasn’t a single donor car that you would have paid $500 for. Most of them were total junk when our pals at the movie-car barn started to Bondo-form them back into the shape of a ’73 Camaro.
And, yes, the F-Bomb stunt double does wheelies on dirt. Not my fault."
- David Freiburger, F-Bomb Owner & Hot Rod Magazine Editor