We often associate the quality of a tuning build by the amount of work done by an aftermarket company on a certain car. Using that logic, the boys over at Hess Motorsports did a hell of a job on a Camaro considering that they apparently spent close to $400,000 in research and development just for this car alone.
Some people will call that ridiculous. We call it genius mixed with very, very deep pockets.
Nothing was apparently off limit for this one-off muscle car. We found out that Hess Motorsports left no stones unturned in turning this Camaro into a rollicking piece of madness on four wheels. The exterior was painted with a custom Jet Black finish that was custom brushed with 1st generation strips and clear coated four times over with high-end clear coat. Hess Motorsports also added a new front bumper, grills, side gills, and shaved doors, to name a few of the body modifications done. Even the interior was spent on lavishly, complete with CTS-V Recaro seats, interior Porsche leather, their custom one-off Double Din that was crated from the Cadillac DTS, and HVAC controls with a Pioneer Navigation system.
Then there’s the matter of the engine, it was treated to a hybrid LS9/LS7 7.2-liter powertrain that literally leaves us dumbfounded as to how they managed to accomplish it. The output for the Chevrolet Camaro is being kept under wraps, but considering that what we’ve described is only the tip of the iceberg as far as the full-scale of modifications are concerned, we’re going to hold our breaths until its debut at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show to find out where the full $400,000 went.
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