This mouthwatering ’68 pro-touring Chevrolet Camaro, which graces this year’s Nitto Tires booth, is one such car, but it will take a considerable amount of coin to take it home. Try $130,000. Then again, you do get quite a lot of looks and ‘go’ for your money.
And neither should horsepower. In 1968, you could nab a Camaro from the factory with a 375 horsepower 396 cubic inch V8, or a 425 hp 427ci V8 if you could finagle a COPO Camaro.
By comparison, this proud pony car wrestles a tall 525 horsepower from a stroked 383ci Chevrolet V8, running Holley Dominator fuel injection, MSD ignition, and exhaling through a Magnaflow stainless steel exhaust. A Tremec T-56 manual handles shift work through the six speeds, and 3.80 gears apply that power to a Trutrac rear end.
Inside, the Camaro melds the show car and pro-touring look well, featuring the original dashboard, JBL sound system, Vintage Air air-conditioning, and leather bolstered seats, as well as a racy Sparco steering wheel. That exterior color look familiar? It’s actually Plymouth Prowler Orange.
Heading to the 2015 SEMA Show? Be sure to give this sleek Chevy a look at the Nitto stand.