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Video: 1000hp Chev LSX-powered Willys Jeep is insane

The Willy’s Jeep has fought hard for a place in history as a light and simple military vehicle that soldiers could depend on. Honest, slow, hard-riding and patriotic. Like a friendly, loyal mule.

When you add a 4.8-litre GM LSX crate motor, D1 ProCharger supercharger and nitrous oxide to a 1952 Army Spec Willys Jeep, it’s a bit different. It turns into a friendly, loyal mule on crystal-meth that wants to rip your head off.

Check it out below. It must be an exciting experience to drive – it looks like it even has the original basic steering column and thin steering wheel.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.