1969 Chevy Camaro Transformed Into 865-HP Track Car

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This is one of the coolest Camaro build projects we've seen in a long time.

The Chevrolet Camaro has undergone some controversial styling changes this generation. For the 2019 model year, the muscle car was given a divisive facelift with a revised front end that was swiftly reverted for the 2020 model year. Alternatively, there are plenty of Camaro restomods and replicas available combining the classic styling of the original 1960s muscle car with modern mechanical upgrades.

Swedish design company Bo Zolland Design has presented its unique take on the classic 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, which has been reimagined as a GT3-style track car. This has to be one of the coolest Camaro design projects we've seen in a long time.

Bo Zolland Design
Bo Zolland Design
Bo Zolland Design
Bo Zolland Design

Beneath the skin, the project is based on a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 C7 chassis with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 LT5 engine under the hood. In the Corvette ZR1, this unit produces 755 horsepower and 715 lb-ft of torque, but Bo Zolland Design has cranked up the power to 865 hp.

Like the Corvette ZR1, this Camaro track racer sends all that power through a seven-speed manual transmission. Most of the components were borrowed from the Corvette donor car, but some components such as the brakes and bushings have been upgraded. A full rollcage was also installed.

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Bo Zolland Design
Bo Zolland Design
Bo Zolland Design
Bo Zolland Design

The exterior, on the other hand, was custom-designed in-house by Bo Zolland Design. Not many details were provided, but the design renderings show the car is fitted with GT3 racing-inspired components including a front splitter, massive wheel arches, an aggressive rear diffuser, a gigantic rear wing, and even a fire spitting side exhaust.

When the project is complete, the client who commissioned the car intends to use it as a track day car. It will be raced in a South African racing series as well as time attacks in Europe and the US. It's unclear how much they paid for this build project, but the Corvette ZR1 would have originally cost over $120,000. Development is still underway, but we can't wait to see the finished project.

Bo Zolland Design
Bo Zolland Design
Bo Zolland Design
Bo Zolland Design

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