This guy I know built a beautiful 67 Camaro and stuffed a brand spankin new 454 in it probably about a year ago. I dont know how the hell they squeezed this motor in the engine bay, but they managed to find some inches with a custom exhaust mani. Very nice looking car and it even has new Camaro suspension I believe, Recaro's, the whole nine yards.I've raced him a couple other times on the freeway, and he can pull on me good until 90 from a roll on, then I smash on him (100+), but I always wanted to get the chance to show him whats up from a stop...and today I finally got my wish!
We gathered the camcorder and went to our special 1/4 piece of ol' country road to see who's faster (or possibly whos the better driver!). We both line up while my other friend gets out to give us the count down. 3,2,1, and were off!~ I bog my launch a little but the Camaro was getting bad wheel spin through second gear. I ended up stayin ahead of him the whole time and ended up about a half-car to a car length ahead of him at the finish. (end of third gear so prolly 95mph) He was pissed and wanted to race me again. He couldnt go back home knowing he got beat by something with 4 less cylinders, AND after talking so much crap. So I agree to give him another go because I know I can walk on him a little more if I dont bog my launch! And I hate it when people dont want to race me again..
We line up again, wait for the go, I rev to 4500 and start to slip the clutch just a tad, then release with full gas resulting in a nice 4-wheel chirp which put me immediately ahead of him through 1st and second gear, shifting into third I was about 1.5 car lengths ahead of him (18-20ft guestimation). I ended up besting him 2 out of 2 times. He tells me he even got a good launch the second time around, with no obscene wheelspin, but still couldn't keep up. I believe I can get my 454EATR license plate now lol...
My mods are only:
Custom tuned Unichip
Full turbo-back (with race pipe)
HPBC @ 16 PSI
IC Hoses + Grounding mod
oh and some light as hell 17" SSR's with Toyo T1-S's