Two restomods, a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS and a 1967 Chevrolet Nova, have been unveiled by GM at 2015 SEMA to show off its new crate engines.
The restored 1970 Camaro RS (above and below) has been given the LT4 crate engine. The 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine is also used to power the Corvette Z06, and develops 485kW of power and 881Nm of torque.
The restored Camaro employs a six-speed manual transmission and a wet sump version of the engine, although dry variant is also available.
To help the Camaro RS handle all that power that’s on offer, the car has been fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels, independent front suspension, rack and pinion steering, and a four-link rear end.
Stopping power is provided courtesy of a braking package similar to the one used on the Corvette Z06. On the inside, the restored 1970 Camaro has a modern instrument cluster, a six-point roll cage and retrimmed seats.
The second restomod at Chevy’s display is a 1967 Chevrolet Nova. In place of the car’s original 205kW all-iron 5.3-litre V8, the reworked Nova has been fitted with the aluminium 2.0-litre LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 203kW of power.
Chevrolet claims that thanks to the engine’s lower weight, the new car has a 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution and is capable of doing the 0-60mph (0-97km/h) dash in 6.2 seconds.
To go along with the new engine, the “Nova 2.0” has seen its four-speed transmission replaced with a new six-speed unit. Other changes include 17-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, and height adjustable suspension.
External revisions extend to a billet aluminium grille, revised bumpers, and shaved door handles with electronic latch releases.