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How Macho is the Custom 1970 Camaro

Custom-1970-Chevy-Camaro-RS-SEMA-2015When we say macho, we mean jam-packed muscle and masculinity and no other car can live up to this standards save for the Custom 1970 Camaro. It’s a fitting adjective for it, an exclusive one if you ask us.

First revealed at the 2015 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show in Las Vegas, the vehicle was a special resto-mod concept from Chevrolet. Described as the perfect marriage of classic and tech, it’s an ode to the golden age of muscle cars but with the dexterity that the new age has to offer.

As Jim Campbell, Chevrolet USA’s Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, puts it: “the brand aims to endlessly fuel the dreams of enthusiasts with endless possibilities be it in a classic resto-mod concept Camaro, a vintage truck or street rod”.

And fuel it they did. The Custom 1970 Camaro wowed with its hyper blue metallic finish. The white rally stripes on the body add up to its graphic charms. Even the interiors were given a posh upscale. The black stock cabin features custom-trimmed leather seats which were reminiscent of a third-generation Camaro. The same finish was given to the instrumental panel for a cohesive and streamlined look. It was a sight to behold. It even had LED headlights and taillights for that contemporary appeal.

But apart from exciting the eyes, the vehicle boasts of quite a performance. The two-door coupe muscle car was fitted with General Motor’s most powerful engine to date: the LT4 crate engine. With its 650 horsepower, a 650 pound-feet of torque and a top speed of 155 mph, it’s quite a monster machine. With such amount of power, Chevrolet had to add Corvette Z06-based front and rear disc brake kits at both ends of the coupe behind the aluminum wheels to ensure maximum stopping power and safety. Truly, any car aficionado would drop to their knees.

For good measure, the Custom 1970 Camaro also came with a T-56 Super Magnum six-speed manual gearbox, aluminum cylinder heads, aluminum pistons, titanium intake valves, a four-link setup, overhauled suspensions, a wet-sump kit, a custom instrument cluster that comes with new gauges to work perfectly with the powertrain’s electronic systems, complementing air conditioning and front-end accessory drive kits.

Will all that said, the Custom 1970 Camaro is no doubt the definition of macho. Such are its charms and undeniable appeal that it favors the taste of pretty much everyone, male and female alike of any age. Besides, what more could you ask for?