The last time we checked, there was no award for “Most Insane Build” at SEMA. If that designation did exist, The Roadster Shop probably would have taken the cake this year for their 1970 “Rampage” Camaro, on display at the popular GoPro booth.
The “Rampage” Camaro appears to have more in common with today’s Z/28.R racecar than it does with any second-gen Camaro. Under the hood is none other than General Motors’ 7.0-liter LS7 crate engine, which has been upgraded with Harrop crossram injection and a Motec engine management system. Power is sent through a road racing-derived Jerico 5-speed transmission mounted sideways.
RS developed their own front and rear independent suspension system for the Rampage, which features Penske coilovers and an air-jack system. They also installed 18-inch gold anodized two-piece Jongbloed wheels, which are shod in huge 335/30/18 Hoosier tires.
Unlike many cars on the floor of SEMA, the Rampage’s visual enhancements aren’t just for looks. The massively flared carbon-fiber wheel arches house the ludicrously wide tires, while the carbon hood, front bumper, rocker panels and diffusers help reduce weight. That rear wing also looks more than capable of providing a bit of downforce to the rear tires.
The interior is just as racecar-like as you’d expect. There’s two racing seats, a racing steering wheel, containment nets, a RacePak display and not much else. We’re really loving this build, so hopefully GoPro can put the car to good use once the crowds clear out of the Las Vegas convention center this Friday.