California’s Icon has returned with a 1970 Chevrolet Suburban restomod that packs 1,000 hp and price its purchaser a cool $1.1 million.
The car is the newest addition to Icon’s Reformer sequence which usually focuses on Toyota Land Cruisers, Ford Broncos, and Chevrolet Thriftmasters, and it is the primary time a Suburban has joined the ranks.
The projected began with a donor three-door 1970 Suburban nonetheless with its unique paint. On the request of the client, a fourth door was added. The initials of one of many purchaser’s relative, who had labored on a Chevrolet manufacturing line when the 1970 Suburban was launched, had been additionally added to the motive force’s door deal with as a mark of respect.
For the inside, Icon’s designers adopted a minimalist theme impressed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a pioneer of contemporary structure and design and with roots from the Bauhaus design faculty. Consequently, the inside seems easy however many components are one-off designs crafted only for the car, such because the door handles, knobs, and even the seat design which is a nod to a few of Mies’ extra well-known furnishings items.
Icon Refomer 1970 Chevrolet Suburban
Energy comes from an LS-based 7.0-liter V-8 constructed by Nelson Racing Engines. It delivers a peak 1,000 hp, making this Suburban the final word sleeper. The engine is connected to an computerized transmission and drives the rear wheels. These wheels are customized HREs, and housed inside are highly effective Brembo brakes.
Icon plans to show the car at its innaugural Icons of Design occasion which is able to happen on Nov. 19 at Hagerty’s Storage + Social automotive storage facility in Van Nuys, California.