Author: Billy Bergman

Banks Twin-Turbo V6 DeLorean

World’s Fastest DeLorean Gale Banks Engineering, a firm located in Azusa, CA, makes a habit of taking sports cars and turning them into absolute fire-breathing animals that

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Quiet Revolution

This “Quiet Revolution” ended when NHRA banned turbocharging in the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories, but the science and knowledge live on at Banks. With the

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Banks-collaborated Buick Regal Turbo

A Banks-powered 450-hp twin-turbo Buick V-6 becomes the prototype for the Buick Grand National production car. Banks-collaborated Buick Regal Turbo debuts. General Motors decides that their Buick brand

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Project Salt Shaker

Clocking more than 267 mph, Banks Twin-Turbo Trans Am breaks Banks’ own 1981 record for World’s Fastest Passenger Car 1986 Banks Pontiac Trans Am World Record 260.212

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225 mph Banks Twin-Turbo GT

“225 MPH? From a gasoline-powered street legal automobile? That’s incredible!” Yes, but not impossible. Yet that’s what a lot of people say when they first learn about

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Banks Pontiac Trans Am

A street-legal Pontiac Trans Am with 700-hp and a Banks turbo breaks the 200 mph barrier and becomes a cover story for Car & Driver magazine. The

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