1969 Camaro Razor
'69 Chevy Camaro
Spring Green, WI
Engine: The all-aluminum 454 crate motor was built from GM's ZL1 block that still utilizes the original tooling used in 1969. The ZL1 uses GMPP's Ram Jet fuel injection originally introduced on the Ram Jet 502. A forged crankshaft, rods, 10.2:1 pistons, and 0.640/0.598-lift solid roller cam create the noise. Plumbing is done with Aeroquip hoses.
Power: As tuned by GM, the ZL1 makes 510 hp at 5,750 and 493 lb-ft at 4,250.
Transmission: To counteract the steep rear gears, the trans is a Tremec Viper-spec six-speed.
Rearend: The rearend is a custom-built Currie 9-inch with 4.56 gears on an Eaton Truetrac differential.
Frame: A Detroit Speed and Engineering (DSE) hydroformed subframe replaces the front, but the rest of the unibody is stock.
Suspension: The DSE subframe comes equipped with tubular upper and lower control arms, coilovers with Detroit-tuned valving, power rack-and-pinion, a splined sway bar, and C6 Corvette steering knuckles and bearing packs.
Brakes: Baer six-piston calipers on 13-inch rotors take up all four corners.
Wheels: Three sets of wheels from two different manufacturers graced the lugs before the one-off 18x9s and 19x12s were created by Budnik Wheels in Huntington Beach, California.
Tires: Superwide 325/30R19 Goodyear Eagle run-flats are on the rear, and 275/35R18s are on the front.
Body: A quick list of highlights includes a custom carbon-fiber hood and decklid, exhaust tips molded to match the taillights, front and rear wheelwells opened up 11?4-inch at the bottoms, the B-pillar lowered 1 inch, handbuilt rocker moldings, the cutline on the rocker panel altered 30 degrees to flow better with the doors, the fenders and cowl extended upward to the windshield to eliminate stainless moldings, a complete new front end fabbed out of steel to eliminate the bumper, a handmade three-piece aluminum front chin spoiler, carbon-fiber rear brake ducts replaced original gills, and a reshaped and recessed carbon-fiber rear bumper.
Paint: Above the orange slash is BASF Mineral Grey; below that is a custom-blended color. Spraying was handled by Ringbrothers' Simeon Caraway. The stripe and Razor logo were designed by Sean Smith and painted by Bob Thrash.
Interior: The Hunter-colored leather was stretched by Upholstery Unlimited in Clinton, Iowa. The handformed aluminum dash is outfitted with gauges from Classic Instruments and wiring from Painless Performance. The Momo steering wheel is perched atop an ididit steering column. Those killer seats are recovered Audi TT buckets. Erv plans to drive Razor, so Vintage Air and an Alpine stereo with navigation and Blue Tooth were installed for convenience and comfort.
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