We were curious of exactly what kind of quarter-mile e.t. our 717hp big-block was worth, so we went looking for the perfect car to test it in, and discovered Don Gatlin's '71 Chevelle. Gatlin and his Chevelle are bracket racing veterans. "The car works," Don says. "That car's won
several bracket races and has been in the finals a lot." For the test, we pulled out his regular motor-an 850hp 540ci Merlin big-block.