2009 Jay Leno Chevrolet Camaro

It comes with no surprise that the Jay Leno Chevrolet Camaro is the coolest and most radical of all the Camaro concepts at SEMA. And while everyone focused their attention of the SS version, he decided that a standard V6 version can also become a more powerful model.

Jay Leno Chevrolet Camaro

So, with the addition of a pair of Turbonetics T-3 turbochargers the 3.6L direct injected V-6 delivers a total of 425 hp! That’s with 40% more than on a standard Camaro LS or LT.

Besides the incredible amount of power, the Jay Leno Camaro also features: a larger-capacity Be-Kool radiator and a custom exhaust system, as well as a Centerforce-supplied clutch and pressure plate for the six-speed manual transmission. There is also a new front fascia with custom fog lamps and integral brake cooling vents and the heritage-inspired vent styling in front of the rear wheels has been replaced with functional brake cooling ducts.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the 3.6L direct injected V-6 that is standard in Camaro LS and LT models, Leno’s Camaro blends high performance with surprising efficiency in a racing-ready package. A pair of Turbonetics T-3 turbochargers blows through a custom air-to-air intercooler, force-feeding the engine about seven pounds of boost and lifting its horsepower level to about 425. That’s about 40 percent greater than stock and in normal driving (when the turbochargers aren’t making boost), there’s virtually no penalty in fuel economy over the non-turbocharged 3.6L engine.

“Jay’s Camaro offers style, performance and efficiency in a big way,” said Dewar. “It delivers the power of a Camaro SS on demand, but with the fuel economy of a V-6.”

Jay Leno Chevrolet Camaro

Supporting upgrades for the turbo system include a larger-capacity Be-Kool radiator and a custom exhaust system, as well as a Centerforce-supplied clutch and pressure plate for the six-speed manual transmission. The tubing for the turbo system is powder-coated blue. The powertrain was designed to deliver consistent, controllable power for both the street and race track. In fact, road racing was a primary mission for the car during its development.

Additional vehicle also support its racing intent:

  • Brembo six-piston brake package
  • Pedders coil-over lowering kit
  • New front fascia with custom fog lamps and integral brake cooling vents
  • Air extractor-style hood

The exterior styling of Leno’s car is the most radical of all the Camaro concepts at SEMA. The front fascia and hood are one-off creations, as are the unique upper and lower grilles and the ground effects package (including a rear diffuser). The heritage-inspired vent styling in front of the rear wheels has been replaced with functional brake cooling ducts.


8 comments:

This camaro seems too huge on its platform, but I must say that it was already looks so stunning and striking on its sleek metallic body paint, but I’m quite curious on what will be the interior of this one looks like.

I have no doubt about it that this Camaro is one of the sexiest that I’ve ever seen. Of course it’s from Jay Leno and that dude have lots of money to modify his cars. Right now, I want to have a sledge hammer to beat it down... Just kiddin’. Anyways, a props for that car.

40%? Amazing Leno! No wonder its the most radical during the last SEMA.

Jay Leno is such a genius. If I had money like him, I would do the same as he does. Fill my eyes with supercar collections.

The exterior is definitely attractive. But everyone would also have notice the wheels that Leno have placed in the Camaro. Great job!

It was hard to imagine a Camaro with a silver exterior until now. And it looks so great.

The V6 was next best thing that ever happened to a Camaro.

The two hoodscoops look a whole lot better than the original one. Smart of Leno to go with the V6.

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