Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Kalis ASP Camaro

I've been effusive in the past on SuckSqueezeBangBlow about my fondness for the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro - the first model kit I ever built as a child was a '69 Z/28, and they've always been the archetypal, ultimate muscle car for me.
If they're modified, then, they have to be done well. Thankfully, this example is done very well indeed. Built by ASP for pro skateboarder Josh Kalis, it represents the kind of retro-modern fusion that crests the waves of modern muscle car modifying culture. It retains the standard '69 lines, but accentuates and caricaturises them, pulling out the arches to add more girth, incorporating the exhaust tails into a cleverly aerodynamic diffuser setup, nipping and tucking to bring it all up to date.
Power comes from a very hairy-chested twin-turbo LS V8 which produces a monstrous 760bhp, while the combination of wide rubber, coilovers, rack-and-pinion steering and vast brakes allows the thrust to be deployed in a thoroughly modern fashion.
Oh, and it looks sensational. Click here for the full story.

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