Meet the Coleworx Camaro Rock Bouncer.
If you've never heard of rock bouncing before, it's like rock crawling but even more spectacular. The aim is to make it up the steepest terrain possible and, while it's not the intention, rolling over at some point is likely. What you're looking at here is the Coleworx Camaro Rock Bouncer buggy, and it's an insanely glorious build. The theme is a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, and if you look really, really, hard then you can see it at the front and back ends.
The rest of the vehicle is a Merlin 11.4-liter engine based on a big block Chevrolet V8 that's wrapped in a custom chassis built by the fabrication team at Coleworx. Thanks to this video from Busted Knuckle Films, we get a nice close up look around it.
That colossus of an engine is reported to make around 975 horsepower at about 8,000 rpm, and on straight-up pump gas to boot. It sounds amazing at idle but unfortunately, for now, we can only imagine what it sounds like with the throttle wide open. That power is controlled by a Turbo 400 transmission and an SCS Straight drive transfer case to split the power between front and rear Dana 80 Steering Axles. That's right, Dana 80 Steering Axles. As in two of them, which means it has front and rear steering ability.
The build is not quite complete, and will get a higher ride height as well as some all-important skid plates installed. It also has a date with a dyno for some fine tuning on the engine.
One of the curiosities about this build is that it's rear engined. That's not normal for a rock bouncer as it puts all the weight at the back, which will only help it roll over backwards when things get intense. That suggests it might be more of a show piece rather than a competitive build, although the owner does say he wants it to be an all-out trail rider.