It must be muscle car day as this is the third one we have featured and the second special Chevrolet Camaro revealed by GM Performance Parts. This one is called the NeSmith Storm Camaro and was developed in cooperation with Georgia’s NeSmith Chevrolet dealer. It’s actually even more impressive than theHTR-SS454 Camaro featured earlier and we thought that was our dream Camaro. Oh how things can quickly change.

The new Storm Camaro replaces the original LS3 engine with Corvette ZR1’s LS9 engine. Packed in the ZR1, the LS9 engine developed a total of 638 HP, but in the Camaro the engine has been updated to deliver an impressive 700 HP (an amazing number if you take under consideration that the Camaro SS only produces 422 HP).

Next to this impressive power upgrade, the Storm Camaro also gets complementing drivetrain parts, including stronger axles and a Baer brake system featuring six-piston calipers, front and rear. And then there’s the obligatory black exterior color to match the incredible nature of the vehicle, plus the two while stripes as seen on the DeNooyer HT-SS454 Camaro from earlier. All we need now is the car’s price and we’ll be ready to place our order!

Press release after the jump.

Press release

While the DeNooyer 454-powered Camaro evokes memories of yesteryear, NeSmith’s LS9-powered “Storm” Camaro is pure modern performance, with the world-beating power of the Corvette ZR1 under the hood. It was created within the dealership’s in-house customization facility, NeSmith Customs, with assistance from nearby Jen Jac’s Restorations. NeSmith also happens to be the largest GMPP dealer in the country.

The LS9 is offered as a crate engine from GM Performance Parts (part number 19201990) and, because of its similar LS-family architecture to the Camaro’s original LS3 engine, easily slipped into the engine compartment – although some fabrication was necessary to accommodate the unique placement of some accessories, as well as the LS9’s dry sump-style oiling system. But when the installation was completed, the engine looked factory-installed. And with a few minor upgrades, the engine is producing about 700 horsepower.

Like the DeNooyer HTR-SS454, the NeSmith Storm Camaro matches its greater performance capability with complementing drivetrain parts, including stronger axles and a Baer brake system featuring six-piston calipers, front and rear.

NeSmith is offering the LS9-powered Storm Camaro as a special model through its dealership. More information is available from Steve Gordon: sgordon@nesmithnow.com or 912-739-5305.

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20 comments:

  (528) posted on 03.30.2011

I think GM has been active lately for the production of their future lineup is because of the problem in their company?Well, let’s just think that its could for the competition in the market so that consumer will have a variety of choices.

  (313) posted on 03.25.2011

This is my first time seeing the Camaro on plain black. I think it doesn’t look that way. Still, the car looks so sporty and aggressive. However, I just wonder on how this car will perform since the engine performance is not mentioned above.

  (579) posted on 02.6.2011

If it has a stock transmission, then that and any unmodified drive axles or engine control modules would still have the 5 year/100k powertrain warranty.

  (859) posted on 02.6.2011

I work in the warranty department at GM. Basically, you would get your normal 3/36, but instead of getting a 5/100 powertrain you get the GM performance parts warranty on the crate engine (3 years/100k miles).

  (473) posted on 02.3.2011

I agree. It will end up looking like a lot of cheesy imports with fiberglass front ends with pieces broken off and paint scrapes everywhere. Come out of the wrong driveway and the whole thing might get ripped off.

  (446) posted on 02.3.2011

This is why I am a daily disciple of TopSpeed. This is a good example of mixing music in and then cutting it out when the real music begins..

  (777) posted on 01.20.2011

Next to this impressive power upgrade, the Storm Camaro also gets complementing drivetrain parts, including stronger axles and a Baer brake system featuring six-piston calipers, front and rear.

  (1333) posted on 12.15.2010

Instead, the vehicle is covered with the dealership’s own 3 year/36,000 mile warranty – which is significantly reduced compared than the original… but then again, this beast isn’t meant to be a daily driver.

  (461) posted on 12.15.2010

not that much appealing as the Mustang Boss 302, but it looks great than the regular version of the camaro

  (808) posted on 12.14.2010

agree, you might thrown on your sit when all the horses kicked at the same time.

  (808) posted on 12.14.2010

well for me its not that much appealing as bumble bee camaro.

  (807) posted on 12.14.2010

impressive time, I really want to try the kick of that power, I bet you need a lot of harness is you really want to try that power.

  (765) posted on 12.13.2010

A dohc twin turbo v6 would weigh more than that Lsx 454 , and likely more than the LS9 with the eaton on top . Also , your not adding any measurable weight with c.i. . A 5.7 to a 6.2 up to a 454 can all be made from the same lsx block via machining , and bore/ stroke combo’s

  (555) posted on 12.13.2010

looks more better than the bumble bee... I wonder if this baby will include on the next transformers.

  (507) posted on 12.12.2010

This one is called the NeSmith Storm Camaro and was developed in cooperation with Georgia’s NeSmith Chevrolet dealer. It’s actually even more impressive than the HTR-SS454 Camaro featured earlier.

  (51) posted on 12.10.2010

Probably the US automakers need to learn a bit from japanese and europeans. Sometimes when I look at an american car I feel like it’s a nice shape and a juice needing engine. I feel like there is no element to bond the exterior shape to the powerful engine.

  (69) posted on 12.10.2010

Black mean driving machine!

  (111) posted on 12.10.2010

Wow! Big boost in power, probably the "boost" in your wallet will be even stronger if you want this sweet piece of 700BHP

  (798) posted on 12.9.2010

like it? i love it! i wish i could have a 2011 camero ss and a 2011 stang 5.0 and compare the 2 side by side hop right outta one and into the other, ive never hade the chance to drive either, not like it matters if you chirp the tires with a dealer in the car they make smelly in their pants and freak out like the cars gonna break or something

  (460) posted on 12.9.2010

impressive looking camaro, I wonder how can i get a body kits like this on the market.. Hopefully those kits are also compatible with 2009 camaro ss.

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