An icon among icons in the hot rod world, Big Red made its first appearance in 1987 and took the hot rod world by storm. The muscular look of the car bespoke of its power; a power that was on full display the year of 1989 when it was taken to a closed section of Nevada highway. Here, Big Red absolutely destroyed the competition and expectations at that year s Silver State Classic open road race. Using its 800 horsepower Chevy big block V8 it sped through the 94 mile course in just 27 minutes and 54 seconds; an average of 197.99 mph with radar guns picking a top speed of 222 mph. The car used in the movie is the same car.