1969 Chevy Camaro Pro Touring Shreds With Nelson Racing Engine: Video2
With a Nelson Racing engine under the hood and a fully customized exterior and interior, this 1969 Chevy Camaro Pro Touring build is definitely ready to make a statement, as seen in the following feature video.
Put together by Nostalgia Hot Rods in Las Vegas, the build starts with a custom black exterior that enhances and sharpens the factory lines. The look is pretty slick, especially in conjunction with the polished trim bits. The shop widened the Chevy Camaro’s front end by 1.5 inches, stretched the rockers by 1.5 inches, and stretched the rear quarter panels by an inch. In the corners, we find black HRE wheels with a polished lip, sized at 19 inches by 13 inches in the rear, and 18 inches by 9.5 inches in front, with a 345 tire and 255 tire, respectively. Also check out the custom front splitter treatment, hood scoops, and tucked bumpers, not to mention the rear diffuser and center exhaust exit treatment.
Moving inside, we find a modernized look with a Sparco steering wheel and several carbon fiber interior components, with composites for the door panels, the dash, the kick panels, and the seat backs.
The big ticket item, however, has to be the Nelson Racing engine. Making this Chevy Camaro move is a 427 LSX V8 paired with twin 88 mm turbochargers. The combo is good for 940 horsepower at the wheels on 91 octane fuel, but apparently, upwards of 2,000 horsepower is possible with a few tweaks. The engine also sounds phenomenal through the 3.5-inch stainless steel exhaust system.
Output hits the rear wheels through a custom Tremec six-speed manual transmission nicknamed Tranzilla, plus a Ford 9-inch rear end from TCI. Wilwood six-piston brakes were installed front and rear to clamp down on 14-inch rotors, while a Detroit Speed front end helps it handle.
It’s a pretty wild build, especially when considering the whole things was completed in just nine months of work time. Check it out for yourself right here:
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A modern classic thank you
Such a beautiful monster!! It really makes me miss my black 69 350SS I sold 2 years ago!!