Chevy Camaro: LS7 Build, 600+ HP

Loving the Kia Stinger Red Paint

A fascinating tale has motivated the creation of one of the most exciting project cars available, exemplified by Vinny Giglio’s Chevrolet Camaro based in Mooresville, North Carolina. Our AutotopiaLA host, Shawn, had the pleasure of meeting with the proprietor to hear this inspiring narrative and learn more about his incredible automobile.

In the latter part of the 1800s, a mill was situated in central Mooresville, sparking the assembly of further structures. Approximately not even a decade ago, Vinny purchased the out of use mill from a hundred years past and named it Mill One.

In 1967, the Chevrolet Camaro was released as a tribute to the mill, marking its first model year for the iconic nameplate. Through implementing this symbol of admiration, the Chevy brand was able to convey their deep appreciation for the manufacturing process.

Vinny was the initial owner of the car, possessing just its bodywork. He subsequently applied a paint scheme, an ode to both the bricks employed in the building of Mill One and the Hi Chroma Red shade chosen for the Kia Stinger.

Custom ‘67 Camaro Making Over 600 hp Built in NASCAR Country USA

The classic muscle car aesthetic is reinforced by the iconic racing stripes that are believed to signify the metallic accents of the motor.

Nestled beneath the bonnet is a LS7, naturally-aspirated motor, producing 618 horsepower to the dyno and generating 541 lb-ft of torque. All of that pedal-stomping power is transferred via a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual gearbox to the 9-inch rear axle.

The vehicle hops on Forgedline DE3S rims outfitted with 245/35R19 tires in the front, as well as 305/35R19s in the back. Moreover, halting power is certainly taken care of by the Wilwood brakes.

Vinny made a choice to equip the outside with various custom accents, such as Dakota Johnson’s personalized grille. The lack of front bumper combined with Vision X headlamps culminated in its sublime effect .

The Infinity Tail Lamps offer a distinctive exterior look, which is illuminated in a 3-dimensional externality.

The interior of the vehicle is reported to possess a totally customized arrangement, with the seats procured from 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. Being an ex-flight pilot, Vinny incorporated a control board alike to a WWII airplane cockpit. Despite the fact that the meters seem vintage, the Momo directing has a refined and present day look of a project car.

Chevrolet is ending production of the iconic Camaro after six generations in 2024. Thankfully, dedicated folks like Vinny have kept us all aware of what an authentic muscle car should be. He has created builds of which we expect will ensure the Camaro’s legacy lives on.

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