Publish date: 2016-08-18 00:20:00
Name: Custom Built Prototype 1970 Chevy Camaro RS
Year Produced: 2015
Number Built: 1 (?)
Class: Muscle Car
Body Type: 2 door coupe
Engine: LT4 crate engine
Power: 650 hp
0-60mph: 4.2 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Length/width/height: 188 in/74.4 in/50.1 in
Wheelbase: 108 in.
Base Price: (?)
Chevrolet outdid itself when it showed off its LT4 crate engine in the most attractive way possible: inside the the classic 1970 Camaro RS.
The LT4 crate engine that serves as the Camaro’s heart and soul, produces a ridiculous 650hp – a first even for its maker, making it General Motor’s most powerful production engine ever produced. It has been upgraded with aluminum cylinder heads, titanium intake valves and upgraded forged aluminum pistons to handle the additional pressure generated by the supercharger. To top it off, a T-56 Super Magnum six-speed manual transmission was also installed. The rest was beefed up from the suspension and chassis, independent front suspension with coil-overs, and a four-link suspension with coil overs out back. To control this beast, designers ensured that it has plenty of stopping power to reign in all those 650 horses, and installed a Corvette Z06-based front and rear disc brake kits.
Chevy’s performance chief for the United States, Jim Campbell, said in a statement, “Chevrolet Performance pioneered the concept of high-performance crate engines and the LT4 represents a new threshold in technologically advanced, production-based choices for builders, whether it’s in a classic Camaro, like this resto-mod concept, or a vintage truck or street rod, the possibilities are almost endless—and that’s exactly how we continue to fuel the dreams of enthusiasts.”
This 1970 Camaro LT4 concept vehicle was one of more than 20 additional concept and production vehicles at the SEMA Show designed to showcase Chevrolet’s growing range of vehicle accessories, performance parts, crate engines and transmissions.
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