Monday 25th October 2021

Chevrolet Camaro SS with LS3-V8 and centrifugal compressor!

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When this Camaro, which we are introducing to you today, rolled off the assembly line in 1968, it was the heyday of the American one Muscle cars access. At that time, all that counted was engine size and bare power, and consumption figures and exhaust emissions were not even mentioned in passing. Even if strict speed limits had to be adhered to back then in the USA, there could never be enough displacement and thus power for the performance-spoiled car fans. At that time, the popularity of Quarter mile race by leaps and bounds, because strict rules meant that you weren't allowed to drive out your cubic capacity and horsepower monsters on public roads. When the VW Beetle and Fiat 500 were still chugging along in the right lane in Europe, the US automobile manufacturers were already presenting muscle cars of the finest quality, which in terms of performance and acceleration show the taillights of every Ferrari and Aston Martin of that time.

Dragstrip tool with a clean look!

Today, more than 50 years later, two-door muscle cars are acutely threatened with extinction, and a Camaro is still one of the last Mohicans of its kind, although it has also become much tamer and is available with a 2-liter four-cylinder. tuner Dave, who built and modified this Camaro to his taste, first removed any superfluous bells and whistles Outsideso that the olive Camaro is extremely reduced and dynamic.

The vehicle also has a Multilink independent suspension at the back of Ridetech, integrated Air springs and dampers from ShockWave as well as a completely new one Bremsanlage by Wilwood. The brake owns perforated and slotted brake discs as well as red calipers. Furthermore, the Camaro from 1968 was still Forgeline rims built in, which come in 18-inch format. On these rims are summer tires raised by Yokohama, which are supposed to guarantee sporty driving behavior, especially in dry conditions.

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Incidentally, the rims are kept in the classic drop-center design and have a star look, which is not unlike the classic BBS rims. Smaller modifications can be found in the form of the ring Brothers-Door handles and the Hood hinges, which also come from the legendary tuning company. With this appearance, the Chevrolet not only attracts astonished looks on the dragstrip, but of course also in everyday traffic.

Sporty interior, not finished yet.

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TMI sport seats, matching Door panels, ornamentation on the A-pillar and a digital cockpit let a sporty flair move into the interior, which from Automatic selector lever is a little thwarted in the throttle design of a jet. Even the extraordinary Six-spoke steering wheel may not really fit in with the otherwise pragmatic and sober style of the car, which looks from the outside as if it were a pure dragstrip tool. The cockpit is a wild mix of styles from different epochs of automotive engineering and, from our point of view, takes a bit of getting used to.

LS3 V8 petrol engine with centrifugal compressor

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As is well known, such a Restomod Camaro would only be half a thing if not a modern one Engine would have found space under the hood. In this case it was a LS3-V8that with an additional Compressor has been loaded. In contrast to conventional compressors, this one produces Centrifugal compressor with increasing speed continuously more power, and with a higher degree of efficiency than with a conventional compressor. Together with the revised injection von Holleys will surely make it clear to every car fan that this is a real horsepower monster, although unfortunately we do not know the performance data. The power is transmitted via a Four-stage automatic on the rear wheels, which are made to smoke by the power at every start.

Our Summary about this track tool in the form of a 1968 camaro:

From the outside very consistently and with a clear philosophy, we would have liked a clearer line for the cockpit. In the interior we find a few details that do not necessarily belong in a track tool. Nevertheless, great respect to tuner Dave, who made the project a reality. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for the report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!

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