Roadster Shop built this 1969 Camaro they call “Inferno”—a project three years in the making.
The Inferno packs a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 built by Texas Speed & Performance, driving 680 horsepower to the rear wheels through a Tremec T56 Magnum transmission. Since all production applications of the LT1 use electric power steering, the Roadster Shop had to engineer its own serpentine-drive system to mount a KRD power-steering pump. Chevrolet provided a computer model of the engine that the Roadster Shop used to design their system.
The windshield and custom backlight were flush-mounted and the driprails were shaved to highlight the concept-car look. Custom acrylic was also used to create Inferno’s signature taillights. They use machined acrylic lenses, billet-aluminum bezels, and a 3-D printed backing that houses LED boards.
Supplied with a scan of the brake calipers, Greening Auto Company designed the two-piece billet wheels to fit the car. The fronts are 19×9 inches and wear 265/30/19 Michelin Pilot Super Sports and the rear are 20×12 inches and are fitted with 335/30/20 Michelins.
The Fast Track suspension uses Penske double-adjustable coilovers and 14-inch Baer brake rotors on each corner. A Woodward Racing rack-and-pinion, optional with the Fast Track chassis, was selected.
A custom interior was fabricated by Avant-Garde Design in Palm City, Florida, and uses CNC-machined panels that are held into the car with powerful magnets. When it’s time to hit the track, the leather and suede upholstered panels can be removed in a matter of minutes.
Three-inch exhaust and Borla mufflers end at machined tips in a custom valence.
Build performed by:
28775 N. Rte 83
Mundelein, IL 60060