1968 Chevrolet Camaro on 2040-cars
Bath, New York, United States
This insane 1968 Chevrolet Camaro was modified under previous ownership and is equipped with a twin-turbocharged
6.0L V8 reported by the selling dealer to produce approximately 1,000 horsepower. Additional modifications include
an integrated intercooler, Tial wastegates, 10-point roll cage, custom digital instrumentation, Wilwood disc
brakes, Hurst shifter for the Powerglide two-speed automatic transmission, and more. The body was repainted in GM Atomic Orange. Additional features include a cowl induction scoop, front chin spoiler, rear fuel cell cutoff switch, and
dual exhaust outlets exiting from the front quarter panels. The paint and trim are shown up close in the gallery
below. Forged 15″ Weld wheels with Classic all-season tires sized 165/90 are fitted up front, while a set of
15″ Billet Specialties wheels with 275/60 Mickey Thompson racing radials are mounted at the rear. Wilwood disc
brakes feature 4-piston calipers at all four corners. Rack and pinion steering is equipped. The cabin features
factory bucket seats trimmed in black with a color-matched dash, carpets, and TMI headliner. The integrated
10-point roll cage is shown up close in the gallery below. A ceramic-coated Budnik steering wheel featuring a
partial leather wrap is mounted to a custom Ididit steering column, and a Hurst floor shifter has also been added.
The custom carbon fiber instrument panel houses a Holley gauge cluster as well as a pair of digital air/fuel ratio
gauges. The digital odometer shows approximately 600 miles since completion of the build, with total chassis
mileage unknown. The LS-based iron block V8 features 317 aluminum cylinder heads and is equipped with two 62mm Borg
Warner turbochargers. The engine is reported to be capable of producing 1,000 horsepower at the crank while running
13 pounds of boost on 93 octane fuel. Additional details of the build include:
Custom Lil John Motorsports camshaft
Chrome-moly pushrods, springs and retainers
Oversize exhaust valves
Tial wastegates and blow off valves
Holley high-ram intake
Edelbrock throttle body
80 pound fuel injectors
American Autowire wiring harness
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The formula of Top Gear Korea is seemingly about the same as it is everywhere else in the world, including the flagship British original: involve interesting cars in fantastical situations with charismatic hosts. That prescription has proved to be pretty reliable over the years, and has lead to some truly memorable and exciting pieces of television.
Something like that was undoubtedly what the Korean producers were after when they lined up this segment - a drag race between a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and an AH1 Cobra military helicopter. The planners almost certainly did not expect the filming of the segment to go quite as wrong as it actually did, with the helicopter actually crashing into the dirt after the "drag race" had been completed. Thankfully, we're told that no one was seriously injured in the crash, but the footage, in the video below, is pretty damn chilling to watch, nevertheless.
It seems to be commonplace that when a new Corvette is in development, rumors swirl about a possible mid-engine layout. As is the case of Chevy's most recent C7 Corvette, these rumors never pan out.
In any case, the idea for a 'Vette with an engine mounted behind the driver can probably all be traced back to a single car, the 1964 XP-819 prototype. Built as an "engineering exercise" back in 1964, the prototype was designed with a rear-mounted engine. History tells us that the idea of a rear-engine Corvette fizzled, and the XP-819 was eventually cut up into pieces and stored at a shop in Daytona Beach, FL.
After sitting for untold years, a restoration project started on the car, and while it isn't yet fully completed, the current owner of the car, Mid America Motorworks, will have the car on display at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as a "driveable chassis" with hopes of having a fully completed car ready to bring to next year's show.
Chevrolet showed off the new 2014 SS in an airport hangar last night, its first rear-wheel-drive performance sedan in the US since the Impala SS from 1997. We'll have more to say about the SS later today, but this is the sedan that Chevrolet sees as the final piece in restoring its performance credentials. For those of you looking for a manual transmission, however, that wish will go unfulfilled - at least for now: the only two options buyers will have are the color and whether or not they want a sunroof.
We'll work on getting some more angles (in better light) today at Daytona International Speedway, but with fans seeing the car for the first time, we don't hold out much luck of getting a clear shot. So for now, enjoy the high-res gallery above.