1,180-HP 1969 Chevy Camaro ‘Fenix’ Debuts At Grand National Roadster Show1
Sean Smith Designs just unveiled this gorgeous 1969 Chevy Camaro at the 2023 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California. With a design by Sean Smith and build work by Driven Speed Shop, the 1969 Chevy Camaro, dubbed “Fenix,” sports a fully custom exterior, interior, and supercharged V8 with nearly 1,200 horsepower on tap.
For those who may be unaware, Sean Smith got his start with American Honda, and has experience working with Saleen Automotive, Rockstar Games, Ringbrothers, SpeedKore, and Salvaggio Design. Smith’s work has also been featured in the Fast and Furious franchise, at SEMA, Goodguys, and elsewhere.
Smith originally developed this custom 1969 Chevy Camaro as a GT concept, pulling inspiration from luxury vehicles like Bentley, Aston Martin, and Porsche. The final paint finish is done in silver and includes contrast with Liquid Champagne and Satin Charcoal Grey. Paintwork was executed by Kandy Shop Creations in Arizona.
As for the body components, Driven Speed Shop fabricated the new front valence, wide front intake, and aero splitter, as well as new bumpers and the billet aluminum grille. Further aero bits include with winglets on the splitter and rocker panels, as well as a 3D-printed trunk spoiler and diffuser-style rear valance. There’s also custom tail lights with custom machined lenses, plus billet door handles. In the corners, we find a set of HRE RS103 wheels sized at 18-inches by 9-inches in front and 19 inches by 12 inches in the rear. The wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires, sized at 255/35 and 325/30 front to back.
Meanwhile, the interior more clearly shows that European inspiration, and features a custom dash, door panels, and center console. Marco and Mando Flores at Sew Cal Rods in Ontario, California installed the new components and added the Charcoal Grey and Creme leather upholstery.
Hard bits include a Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis with RS Fast Track front suspension, a C7 Corvette spindle and hub assemblies, and C7 end-links. Six-piston Baer brakes squeeze a set of 14-inch rotors.
Making the go in this 1969 Chevy Camaro is a supercharged Chevy 427 LS7 V8 engine, which is now tuned to produce 1,180 horsepower thanks to the folks at Wegner Motorsports. All of the muscle hits the rear wheels through a Tremec T56 six-speed transmission from RPM Transmissions.
All in all, it’s a top-shelf build, and certainly worthy of attention.
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Saw this one and it is so waaay cool. The ’69 Camaro is the new Deuce hot rod. The square-body GM trucks are the new Street Rods