2000 Chevrolet 302 Camaro Concept review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 25 October 2006 , 08:10:53 byEmil

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Chevrolet 302 Camaro Concept

The 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Concept made its world debut at the 2000 SEMA Show, boasting a high-reviving 302 cid LS1-based V8, hosting modern technologies, thus recreating the magic of the muscular original. It produces an impressive output of 435 HP at 6,000 rpm, being paired to a blueprinted T-56 six-speed transmission. The first-generation Camaro caught a great deal of attention and the producers' decision to take the car in the SCCA's Trans-Am Series, brought the problem of building the appropriate engine. The heavy-duty axle assembly, the aluminum differential cooler as well as the lightweight flywheel, were created by SLP Engineering, which worked with Chevrolet and Pontiace to build the Camaro SS and Firebird Firehawk. Furthermore, strut tower race, panhard bar, rear control arms, sway bars and Hotchkis springs, were used to stiffen the chassis, while cornering at speed was considerably improved by PBR calipers, Baer Racing 14-inch cross-drilled brake rotors and Koni double adjustable shocks. The stylish interior offers driving excitement with its Recaro seats featuring five-point safety belts together with a Billet Hurst six-speed shifter. 18-inch American racing Torq-Thrust II wheels are available and they are shod with B.F. Goodrich Z-rated ultra-high performance tires.