What we have here is about as hardcore as a production Camaro SS can get. While not meant for the road, the Chevrolet Camaro SSX is meant to be the ultimate version of The General’s prized ponycar… Just don’t call it a Z28.
This racing behemoth features the familiar LS3 engine with quite a few upgrades. These include a dry-sump oil system, the same twin-disc clutch featured in the Corvette ZR1, low-restriction air induction and exhaust systems, and – finally – a Chevrolet Performance Parts camshaft and cylinder heads. Awesome.
To help the Camaro SSX power more effectively through twists and turns, it has been outfitted with a modified production suspension from Pfadt Racing. A four-wheel disc racing brake system with six-piston front/four-piston rear calipers with drilled and slotted rotors helps stop the 20-inch rims and racing tires of the SSX to a screeching standstill.
Cosmetic differences include a naked carbon fiber splitter, an adjustable rear spoiler, an exclusive lower grille, as well as unique brake ducts. Going inside, we notice the deletion of the rear seats, carpeting, shift boot, and noise reducing materials. Replacing them is an SCCA-approved roll cage and window net with a video camera attachment, racing seats with five-point harnesses, a fire suppression system, and of course, racing pedals. Humorously, the radio managed to remain in its home in the dash.