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As late as a decade ago, you probably would’ve wondered if there was any way that a muscle car like the Chevrolet Camaro could ever get its pony power up to four digits.

But these days, it’s not a question of "if" anymore as it is "how much?"

Take what Nelson Super Cars did to this 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. It’s owned by one Bruce Hanson and at first glance, it doesn’t look all that different from a stock model, but things aren’t always as clear as they seem.

In order to accommodate that much power, Nelson Super Cars completely rebuilt the Camaro from the ground up, including the addition of a fiberglass hood, a roll cage, a safety net, and a slew of other safety features that’s likely required for a car carrying that much ponies under its hood.

Speaking of power, Nelson Super Cars fitted the Camaro with a modified engine of sorts: a 6.4-liter twin-turbo LS3 engine that produces 1,500 horsepower. The best part of all the work done on the Camaro? It’s street-legal.

Anytime you can get that much power from a muscle car like the Camaro and have it run on the road with no problems, you have to make sure that you’ve got your wits screwed on tight.

Hit the jump to see a video of this 1,500 HP monster!

  • 2010 Chevrolet Camaro by Nelson Super Cars
  • Year:
    2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    1500
  • Displacement:
    6.4 L
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  • body style:

Source: LSXTV

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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