Ring Brothers has unveiled a wild 1948 Chevrolet Loadmaster at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, combining the truck’s classic design with that of an open-wheel racer.
Named ‘Enyo’ after the Greek goddess of war, the truck’s cab features a four-inch scoop and two-inch long work, all dipped in Glasurit Mythic Battle Green. Thanks to custom panels and acres of carbon fiber ducting and splitters, this is the only Loadmaster part left.
The powerplant is a 510ci long-deck LS based on the Goodwin Competition Racing engine design, topped with eight-stack canister injection administered by Holley EFI. According to Ring Brothers, it’s good for 1000hp on 110 race fuel.
A torque tube powers the 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 coilovers, Brembo six-pot brakes all round, and even onboard air jacks for quick wheel changes.
Other killer features include a carbon fiber bonnet locked by a 12V powered electromagnet, and the ability to switch between a muffler system and full Shore titanium sidepipes.
Ring Brothers came up with two sets of rolling stock for the truck, each built around bespoke Porsche 911-style HRE center-lock wheels. The street setup uses 18×11 and 19×13.5in rims, while the race versions are larger 18×13 and 18x15in, with 365 wide rubber at the rear.
There’s even more carbon fiber inside, including the headliner, dash and torque tube cover. There’s also leather with green stitching and plenty of CNC-machined equipment, including a custom-machined steering wheel with a carbon fiber-wrapped rim.
The shifter features 18 individual pieces of titanium, while powered rear glass and vintage air A/C provide added functionality.
Ring Brothers says 10,000 workshop hours went into construction, with another 2,000 spent on design and CAD work.
The truck is one of four builds that Ring Brothers is introducing at this year’s SEMA show, with the ’72 Chevy Blazer, ’69 Camaro and ’69 Mustang Mach 1 also making the trip to Las Vegas.
SEMA 2022 runs through November 4, and we’ll be bringing you more hot stuff from the show soon.