Ringbrothers has unveiled its most extreme creation yet: the “ENYO” super truck.
The result of over 10,000 build hours, the 1948 Chevrolet pickup is powered by a Goodwin 1,000-hp tall-deck racing engine and crafted using extensive carbon-fiber components, the company said.
“Ringbrothers is in new territory with four vehicle debuts at this year’s SEMA Show,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring. “But we are especially excited to share ENYO with the world as our most outrageous build yet. This long-term project really showcases our ability to explore new means of design, engineering and performance within an entirely new realm of challenges and production with our partners. The outcome speaks for itself.”
After several years of planning and finding the right customer to commission the build, Ringbrothers turned the pipe dream of building an “anti-street-rod” into a reality, the company said. The chopped, channeled and sectioned 1948 Chevrolet pickup features state-of-the-art chassis and suspension design, carbon fiber parts and aero management with wings and splitters that pushed Ringbrothers and the build partners into new territory.
“We have been quietly planning this build for years, imagining and reimagining how it would ultimately take shape,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “The end result is truly a super truck that brings together two vehicles that should never have met to deliver immense character combined with power and performance usually reserved for today’s most advanced racecars. We’re thrilled to finally be able to share ENYO with the world.”
The racing-inspired drivetrain is equipped with a 510 cubic-inch tall-deck engine built by Todd Goodwin producing 1,000 horsepower with Kinsler eight-stack injection, a Holley fuel management system and a Bowler Performance Corvette torque-tube 4L80 automatic transaxle, the designers said, as well as a cantilever-independent suspension at all four corners with Ohlins shocks. The open-wheeled truck sits on custom Porsche 911 pin-drive wheels by HRE Wheels and both track and street wheels are included with the installed Nuke Performance air jack system facilitating quick swaps. Big Brembo GTS M6 brakes with six-piston calipers provide stopping power.
Atop the one-off chassis designed by Scott Ahlman, Ahlman Engineering, in conjunction with Roadster Shop, is the original 1948 steel cab extensively modified by Ringbrothers. The cab is narrowed and chopped by four inches, lengthened and wedge cut. The remaining body pieces are constructed in 3K-weave carbon fiber, including a single-piece carbon-fiber belly pan spanning from front to back. ENYO’s modernization doesn’t stop at its engine. Ringbrothers implemented power windows, a custom stainless-steel gas tank by Rick’s Tanks, a Vintage Air Gen II compact air-conditioning system and a custom interior collaboration with Upholstery Unlimited and Gemini Technology Systems.
The open truck bed stages all the components needed to run this beast, and the clamshell hood is easily opened with electromagnetic latches. The side pipes are made from 58 feet of titanium pie-cut welds and are connected to the shining one-off custom headers. Every part of ENYO is created to show its impeccable design and performance capabilities.
As leaders in their industry, Mike and Jim Ring were some of the first custom builders to utilize high-tech innovative design and technology in each creation. Among being one of the first shops to chop classic muscle cars to change the lines, make wide-body builds, use unusual industrial materials for interior designs, integrate CAD for the design process and 3D printing for parts, the brothers were also the first in making custom billet parts in-house. Much of what they’re known for is now standard use at multibillion-dollar OEMs building concept cars. But, for a tiny shop in Spring Green, Wisconsin to be the kick starter for these trends is something incredible. ENYO exemplifies what Ringbrothers is capable of.