As car people, every day we’re thankful for the mad minds across the world whose sole purpose is to tinker with automobiles. People who believe 432 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque in the Chevrolet Camaro SS’ stock form just won’t do are alright in our books. This time in particular, our friends in Germany have taken a swing at unleashing greater power from a burly American Small Block V8.
Tuning company GME works its magic with the bone stock 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS and achieves surreal results. In factory form, the Camaro SS is sufficiently capable for most, sprinting from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Respectable? Ze Germans say “nicht.” Slap a supercharger on, and a custom GME performance exhaust and watch horsepower figures climb, and 0-60 timed sprints fall like leaves on a gusty Autumn day. GME was able to squeeze 619 hp out of the Camaro SS, with 510 pound-feet of torque. And those 0-60 times? The GME Camaro SS clocks in at an impressive 3.5 seconds and tops its speedometer out at 186 mph.
Besides packing a whole lot more grunt, GME tweaks other innards of the car including a fully adjustable suspension, and a high-performance braking system consisting of eight-piston front & four-piston rear calipers together with compound brake rotors and steel flex hoses. The German tuner finishes its unique build off with a set of 20-inch forged wheels.
The specific vehicle you see above is for sale as well, and currently going for $81,700. Not a bad way to stun ZL1 and Z/28 drivers when you pull alongside them in a less assuming Camaro SS.