In trade shows and events, resto-mod concepts are all the rage. They’re absolute scene stealers with their impeccable take on the whole classic meets modern theme. The Custom 1970 Camaro is one such vehicle. It perfectly captured the marriage of timeless elegance and modern punch.
The brand sashayed a number of Gen 6 Camaros during the 2015 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas. The vehicles were no doubt a force to be reckoned with but the star of the night belongs to the Custom 1970 Camaro which stole the spotlight from all the rest.
White rally stripes slithered across the hyper blue Camaro which was very attention grabbing in terms of visual appeal. It was already striking to begin with but what made it turn heads even more was the fact that it was fitted with an LT4 crate engine, the most powerful that General Motors has ever made to date. It boasts of a whopping 650 horsepower, a 650 pound-feet of torque and a top speed of 155 mph. With its power, manufacturers further installed Corvette Z06-based disc brake kits, a six-point roll cage and custom gauges.
The Custom 1970 Camaro even has a T-56 Super Magnum six-speed manual gearbox, a four-link setup, titanium intake valves, aluminum pistons, aluminum cylinder heads, front and rear coil-overs and LED headlights and taillights.
The exterior makes you drool. It’s power is hard to beat. How about its interiors? Is it any good too? Of course, Chevrolet did not miss an inch. The instrumental panel was wrapped in custom-trimmed leather as the seats were. The black stock cabin proved to be a nod to the third-generation Camaro with its very reminiscent take.
In its official press release statement, Jim Campbell, Chevrolet USA’s Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, said that the company wants “to endlessly fuel the dreams of enthusiasts with endless possibilities”, something that they did not fall short of with this special Chevy. The put up quite a show at the SEMA and enthusiasts had the thrill of their lives.
With all that said, we can vouch that the Custom 1970 Camaro is the resto-mod vehicle of all resto-mod concept cars. It’s a complete package of timelessness, elegance, modern allure, machine power and not to mention a visual feast. It is pretty hard to beat and we couldn’t argue with that.
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