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This Chevrolet Camaro Costs More Than A Brand New Ferrari F12

A professional team of restoration gurus mashed a 1st and 5th gen Camaro together and built a piece of Chevrolet heaven.

There are some custom builds we see, such as the Scaldarsi Emperor I, that we’re not quite sure what to think of, but this heavily modified 1967 Chevrolet Camaro isn’t one of them. All it takes is a single glance to know that something special was forged out of this mass of metal, carbon fiber, and leather. It was built by Ultimate Auto of Orlando and cost its owner $420,000 for the project, or in car terms, one Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, one 1,200 horsepower Ford Mustang, and a Volkswagen Golf R for good measure.

It’s going up for sale for a steep discount, a mere $299,000, on eBay Motors and has a hefty nod to its prestige in the gearhead community by means of a debut at SEMA in 2013, a Builder’s Choice Award in 2015 from Goodguys, and a cover slot on Rides Magazine. Trophies are for losers though, horsepower is what does the talking and this Carizzma Ruthless Red Camaro has more than enough of it thanks to a supercharged V8 LS9 crate engine making 638 horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque out of 6.2-liters of engine. That gets sent to the nine-inch Ford axle at the rear through a six-speed Tremec manual transmission. All four wheels get disc brakes, which hide under Vellano VKS wheels measuring 20 inches up front and 21 inches at the rear.

It takes a blink to tell that the body has been extensively reworked, but the hood and roof are truly special with the latter getting hand lain carbon fiber roof skin to complement the carbon fiber front splitter. Inside it’s a whole other ball game, with the ’67’s guts getting swapped for the interior of a fifth generation Camaro colored with Connelley Tan leather. The modern look, reinforced by the touch screen Pioneer audio system and massive JL Audio subwoofers in the rear, may turn some buyers off, but we think it gives enthusiasts on the fence about a Camaro purchase because of the desire for classic design and modern comfort, a way to avoid compromise. Start making out those checks to RK Motors before it’s gone.

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