Turbos FILLED With Sand! 3000hp Camaro Goes OFF Track!
Doug Cline was having trouble with his 3000hp twin turbo Camaro on the last day of Rocky Mountain Race Week, and to his surprise, after pushing through some fuel build up off the line his car did 190mph after breaking up through the starting line! Unfortunately, Doug chose not to pull the chutes and it costed him potentially two turbochargers after filling them with gravel & sand! Driving 1300+ miles and thrashing on this big block chevy twin turbo’d beast of a Camaro probably didn’t help in split second decisions down the drag strip. Check out this feature as we follow Doug on his journey into the sand pit!
2011 Pontiac Trans Am Concept by Kevin Morgan
When news of the Camaro's rebirth got teeth back in 2006, the HOT ROD staff was frothing at the mouth, and it wasn't long before one of us asked the question, "I wonder if they'll do a Firebird version of it?" Of course, Pontiac still existed at the time, so it seemed logical. We then saw designer Kevin Morgan's concept drawing of a new Trans Am, using the Camaro as the base. He hit it out of the park with the rendering, which appeared in the May '07 issue, and we're not the only ones to think so. Tod Warmack at Trans Am Depot in Tallahassee, Florida (www.transamdepot.com), thought the same thing and told his brother and business partner, Scott, "If Pontiac doesn't build a Trans Am, we can do it based on Kevin's design." The tail still has the convex shape of the Camaro, but it's currently being refined to square it off more true to the '77 to '78 Firebird. They wanted to do that originally but didn't have time to research new taillights and still make the SEMA deadline. The 1-inch-lowered stance comes from Eibach Springs. Note the '77-era TA quad Exhaust tips. Future examples will likely have the Camaro-esque quarter louvers removed.Of course, there weren't any cars available at the time, but thanks to his SEMA membership, Tod had access to the cad-cam data on the new Camaro and gathered the information needed to make the tooling to turn the Chevy into a Trans Am. About a year later, Todd Otto at Otto Body in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.ottobody.com), was thinking the same thing and called Kevin with the offer to build a one-off TA, just because he wanted to do it. Kevin contacted Tod (Warmack) and told him of the plan, and the three of them hashed out the details. Trans Am Depot bought a new Camaro and delivered it to Otto Body, which built the car in a relative hurry to hit the deadline of making it to the Trans Am Nationals in Dayton, Ohio, in August 2009 for its debut.
First Ride: 2011 Ford Mustang V-6
Editor-at-large Arthur St. Antoine rides shotgun in Ford's all-new Mustang V-6 and brings along its V-6 rivals -- the Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro. Shot by: Mike Suggett Edited by: Mike Suggett
2011 Transformers 3 Bumblebee Chevrolet Camaro (Spy Shots)
If there's one thing the paparazzi is good for, it's stalking the likes of Megan Fox. And while we could usually care less about the comings and goings of the Xbox crowd's favorite young starlet, occasionally she wanders into our neck of the interwebs by getting dangerously close to cars like the new Bumblebee Camaro. Fox is currently shooting the next installment of the explosion-rich Transformers saga, and was spotted parading around what appears to be the next iteration of everyone's favorite plucky Autobot. Judging from the photos, the biggest changes to the car include a new stripe design that carries over onto the roof of the car, as well as a not-so-subtle rear wing. The next Bumblebee looks to retain its concept-car sideview mirrors, though a selection of carbon-fiber aero additions join the changes as well. If you look close, you can spot Autobot badges in all the right places, too. Is this what the next Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee Edition will look like? Given how closely GM is tied into the franchise, it wouldn't surprise us.