Well, dang! Hawks Motorsports not only debut their in-house, long-term project car at the recent UMI Performance Open House/Track Day, but they also thrashed on it, in its as-delivered, Mad Max-meets-Joe Dirt aesthetic. This ’85 IROC-Z is one to be appreciated.
We mentioned Moe Dirt several times before, and despite a previous story whee we thought we’d see this thing with doors and a front nose (at least) it’s pretty clear that our friends at Hawks had other ideas. It’s massive power, meets Hot Rod‘s Vette Hack. We dig it, but it for sure isn’t the most practical thing on the planet!
Looking it over, and we can’t help but drool when it comes to that curb weight, though. Without any doors, hood, front nose piece, interior or rear glass, it has to be well in the mid 2,000-lb level. We also love how that despite the extreme measures for weight savings, it’s rocking (pun intended) 18-inch Forgelines made to mimic the Ronal R15s, and the Hawks 5-inch rear spoiler.
With a stroker LS and a Maggie Heartbeat blower strapped to the top, it’s sure to move out!
Be sure to look for a full feature on this car in the coming weeks, only from AutoCentric Media and GMEFI Magazine!
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.