This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod Packs a 700HP 6.2L Twin Turbo LSX V8

This 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod Packs a 700HP 6.2L Twin Turbo LSX V8

Dropping a modern engine into a classic car might make it a new model but it doesn’t make it a complete package. To get to that level, one has to go further and that’s what the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro stands for. The twin-turbocharged LSX under the hood is just the start of one great kit on four wheels.

According to the seller, the 6.2-liter (376ci) V8 generates around 700 hp (521 kW) at the rear wheels thanks to twin turbochargers and a go-to intercooler. It sends power to those wheels through a six-speed manual transmission made by Tremec. Controlling those ponies is a full Wilwood brake system complete with six-piston calipers at the front and grooved and grooved rotors throughout.

The classic Camaro is backed by Ridetech suspension and COR Forged three-piece wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Most of the body is stock, but some modifications give up the performance this car has. These changes include a carbon-fiber hood, snap-style hood pins, flying marker lights, LED headlights and taillights, and spoilers on both the front and rear. The Shark Gray Metallic paint color is subtle and blends perfectly with the two-tone wheels.

Under the hood is a 6.2-liter twin-turbo V8 with 700 horsepower paired with a modern six-speed manual.

The changes in the interior are a bit bolder. The interior went stock in favor of updated front and rear bucket seats. All covered in red vinyl with pleated black inserts. The dashboard and door tags are color-matched to perfectly match the seats. It even has a red carpet throughout the cabin.

Modern technology is also an advantage with the Restomod Air climate control, an Alpine audio system complete with Apple CarPlay. Classic Autocross gauges fill the block and provide information on speed, rpm, coolant temperature, oil pressure, fuel level and battery voltage.

Although the dyno paper wasn’t made available at the Bring in a Trailer show, the seller says in the comments section that it develops “really at 700 watts on pump fuel at an increase of 8 pounds.” This is the gas pump number and also means there may be more power on the table for the next owner if they are willing to switch to ethanol.

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