NRE Street Sleeper – 1000HP Camaro

June 27th, 2017

Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) has made it their business to be on the cutting edge in the production of turbocharged performance. As it turns out – they make a pretty good video, too.

Being sort of a sneaky, bottom-feeding, street racer myself, there is nothing that I appreciate more than a seriously modified street sleeper. I am speaking of a vehicle that is capable of gapping almost anything on the street but you can’t differentiate it from stock without some inside information. A top-shelf street sleeper will appear stock even when the hood is open.

This 1,000hp 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS is just that sort of vehicle.

GM offers the Camaro SS with a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 that makes 455hp. That is impressive enough. The Camaro can also be had in Z28 and ZL1 versions. The Z28 is the most track capable of the Camaro line and is equipped with a 7.0-liter V8. The ZL1 is the most powerful entry in the Camaro line with a 650hp supercharged 6.2-liter engine.

The NRE Camaro SS is a whole different critter. It has undergone an engine swap. A fully-built 7.0-liter all-aluminum Nelson Racing engine has been substituted for the 6.2-liter N/A motor. An NRE X Ram intercooled intake, with twin 90-millimeter drive-by-wire throttle bodies, sits atop it. An NRE Mirror Image twin turbocharger kit has been neatly tucked away under the hood. The intake and most of the aftermarket piping has been wrinkle-coated to make it appear stock. Countless hours of labor went into making this car look as stock as possible.

The test drive proves that everything in the car still works and it is well behaved under normal driving circumstances. The dyno test proves everything else. Check it out!

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