Finding the right balance between form and function can be very difficult, but this custom Chevy Camaro manages to do it beautifully. Dubbed Road Rage, this second-gen Camaro was built by the folks at the Roadster Shop in Illinois, best known for their aftermarket chassis products and restomod builds. This particular build takes inspiration from European sports cars, finding an excellent balance between American muscle goodness and the refined, easy drivability of a GT, all of which is wrapped up in a custom widebody package that’ll drop jaws wherever it might go. Now, this thing is on display in the following extended feature video.
Clocking in at more than 33-and-a-half minutes, the video provides extensive details on the vehicle’s styling, powertrain, and interior, all culminating in a firsthand driving experience on the street.
The video kicks off with a look under the hood, where we find a fully built 454 LS7 V8. Texas Speed takes responsible for the engine build, while intake duties are handled by Kinsler individual throttle bodies with drive-by-wire operation. The intake setup looks totally bonkers, and was designed in-house at Roadster Shop to integrate with the custom hood. Output is rated at over 700 atmospheric horsepower.
“It’s tame and streetable,” says Roadster Shop partner Josh Henning. “Torque’s there and the noise is there. It’s a weird experience to have that type of power, V8 sound, but you feel like you’re driving some type of European sports car.”
Output is sent rearwards through a Tremec T56 magnum six-speed transmission, which feeds a nine-inch rear end. The Chevy Camaro’s custom cantilever front suspension is on display under the hood, matched with independent rear suspension and cantilever shocks mounted inside the cabin.
The Roadster Shop’s Fast Track chassis provides the underpinnings, with the extended control arms widening the track by two inches per side. Tire sizing is set at 315 up front and 345 in the rear.
All told, this custom Chevy Camaro is nothing short of rolling, highly functional art. Check it out for yourself in the video below: