When was the last time you heard about a tuning company pouring in a hundred thousand dollars into a car to intentionally destroy the way a vehicle looks? Wait… better question: when was the last time you’ve seen a fifth generation Chevy Camaro that looked like it fell out of a time warp 30 years into the future, where its body was neglected to no end? Well, with Bill Rombauts’ 2010 Camaro SS, you have now.
Believe it or not, Rombauts and company made that much damage to the car’s paint and body in just one week’s time. All it took was was a lot of sanding away the factory maroon paint down to the primer and bare metal in some spots. It was then fine sanded to get rid of the obvious sanding marks, followed by a dose of clearcoat, which was sanded away afterwards. After that, the exposed body was met with a heavy dose of salt and water to finally give them the desired rusty effect. Okay, so maybe it’s not that simple or easy.
Despite the dirty looks, underneath this Camaro’s misaligned hood and behind its broken grille is a monstrous supercharged engine put together by DNA Restorations that is full of official GM Performance parts and delivers 1,000 (!) horsepower. Oh, and it’s sparkling clean. Other high-budget upgrades include Baer 6-piston calipers, adjustable coil overs on all four corners, beefed up sway bars and sub frame connectors, a fixed rear axle from Ford (in place of the stock independent rear suspension) and finally a 6-point roll bar and racing harnesses. Hot damn!
Regardless on how you feel, a few things are for sure: this unique Camaro is incredibly original, and will turn heads everywhere it goes, especially at this year’s Hot Rod Power Tour, where it plans on making an appearance.