Nothing makes a statement quite like a massive supercharger sticking out of the hood. Such is the case with this 1971 Chevy Camaro restomod, which is hitting the streets with a blown Big Block V8 and no shortage of attitude, as seen in the following feature video.
Coming to us from the folks at AutotopiaLA, the video is a bit over 20 minutes long, and includes walkaround footage and a little fun on the street as well.
The video kicks off with a quick backstory, and apparently, the owner is a bona fide Chevy Camaro enthusiast, with a history of Chevy Camaro ownership that dates all the way back to high school. The owner scooped up this particular example in 2017 and had it shipped from Arizona to his house in North Carolina before moving to Southern California the next year. He then promptly got into the SoCal classic car scene, and as chance would have it, ended up meeting the guy who built the car in 2012.
In the time since the current owner first took delivery, this Chevy Camaro has undergone an extensive upgrade process. The first step was to replace the old engine with a new 396 V8. However after getting the new engine in, the owner realized that the hood wasn’t going to clear the air cleaner. One possibility was to install a new hood scoop, but, as these things go, the decision was made to go much, much bigger.
Now, with a new 6-71 supercharger bolted in, this thing is making more than 800 horsepower at the crank on four pounds of boost. Everything else about the vehicle was upgraded as well, from the suspension, to the brakes, to the transmission, to the driveline, to the rear end. Output hits the rear wheels through a Tremec TKO 600 five-speed.
This thing is clean, and it’s driven a lot. Check out the full feature right here: