Mixing beauty with brawn isn’t always easy, but this supercharged 1969 Chevy Camaro pulls it off thanks to 700 horsepower and immaculate bodywork. Now, we’re taking a closer look at this fully custom Chevy Camaro pro touring build in the following feature video.
Coming to us from the folks at AutotopiaLA, the video is a bit over 27 minutes long, and includes the backstory on the car, walkaround specs and information, and of course, some fun on the street as well.
Built by Jim McKay from Lakeside Speed and Shine in Arizona, this Chevy Camaro was originally brought in for a paint job. It was equipped with an LS1 V8 and had some minor suspension work. However, when the engine was pulled for a complete color changeover, the customer decided to go deeper, eventually leading to what you see now.
With the LS1 out, the shop dropped in a new supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 with dry sump lubrication. Although the video says the engine is from a C8 Corvette Z06, the LT4 was in fact equipped by the C7-generation Z06 (the C8 Z06, debuting for the 2023 model year, runs the naturally aspirated 5.5L V8 LT6). Regardless, the LT4 powering this Chevy Camaro is now making more boost thanks to a new pulley, and it’s topped by a custom supercharger lid from MPI Performance with matching valve covers.
Output is estimated at roughly 700 horsepower at the crank, which ain’t bad, no matter how you slice it. It also looks good with those custom covers and loads of carbon fiber dress-up bits as well. The custom exhaust exits in some funky side tips mounted just behind the rear tires.
Output reaches the 9-inch Currie rear end through a 4L75 automatic transmission. Helping the Chevy Camaro handle is a complete TCI makeover with a Pro Touring IFS kit in front and a four-link setup in the rear, all with Ridetech coilovers. Manual Wilwood brakes throw the anchor.
Outside, we see this Chevy Camaro adorned with a number of interesting carbon bits and custom details, while the exterior paint is a variation on a Porsche factory color called Chalk. The interior keeps the restomod theme going with a Holley digital dash, while nicely bolstered seats show off black upholstery with red contrast stitching.
Check out the full build, including how it drives, in the video below: