Detroit Speed specializes in transforming muscle cars into legitimate sports cars that keep up with and even beat modern-day offerings from the likes of Porsche and McLaren on the track, so it goes without saying that company founder Kyle Tucker has his own serious track day car to take out when he has the time: a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro with a GM LS7 V8.
Tucker’s Chevrolet Camaro, which he’s owned for about 16 years, essentially has the entire catalog of Detroit Speed parts on it, from the company’s own front subframe to its QuadraLink rear suspension system. Backing up the modern-day suspension system are 18×12 inch tires sitting at all four corners, along with lightweight Forgeline wheels shod in sticky BF Goodrich tires and a full Baer disc brake kit.
Under the hood of Tucker’s Camaro is a Mast Motorsports-built GM 7.0L LS7 V8. Hailing from the company’s Black Label line, the engine features Mast’s own camshaft and heads and makes a massive 700 horsepower at the crank. A six-speed manual transmission with a Centerforce clutch sends power to the rear wheels.
Other key track day add-ons on Tucker’s Camaro include bolstered Recaro seats with Schroth harnesses, an OMP suede steering wheel and a Racepak dash display.
YouTube channel AutotopiaLA recently visited Tucker at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he was enjoying a day out driving his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro around the infield road course on the famous NASCAR oval. The track, known as the Roval, combines the fast banking of the Charlotte oval with a flowing, high-speed infield section, making it the perfect place to open up the taps on the LS7 V8 and lean on the Detroit Speed suspension and huge 12-inch wide tires. Check it out in the video embedded just below.