Sitting tough on Simmons rims and with 1000hp worth of boosted hellfire under its bonnet, this VL Walkinshaw is no shrinking violet.

Such a stout power figure is thanks to 402 cubic inches of LS V8, inflated by a single, massive 94mm turbocharger, and built by brothers Kent and Dallas Dalton and the Hi-Torque Performance team on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The HTP lads are some of Australia’s top LS horsepower gurus, and they immediately knew how to make this VL sing.

“Hi-Torque’s brief was to build a tough streeter in 10 weeks using a genuine Walky,” Kent explains. “We decided it’s going to need to be the big brother of Troy Swift’s famous OVK253. So, first things first, we need to make 1000rwhp all day on fuel that can be put in from a servo.

To read the full magazine feature published in the October 2015 issue of Street Machine, head here.