Lunatic Spends $320,000, Tunes Chevy Camaro Up To 1400 HPS

The Chevrolet Camaro is a quintessentially modern pony car with a big engine and independent rear suspension. Too much and not enough for one lunatic Canadian who spent $320,000 converting one to a 1400HP, solid-axle drag-racing monster.

Serge Leger is from New Brunswick, Canada. He likes Camaros. He likes going very, very fast. To satisfy his needs he took a brand new Camaro to a speeds shop and told them "go." $320,000 and 3800 man hours later, the result is probably the most powerful Camaro on the planet.

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First thing to go was the puny 6.0-liter V8, in its place a built-to-the-hilt 454 cubic-inch LSX fitted with a huge Turbonetics 91 m turbo and 6-inch intercooler. Next, that boring independent rear end was tossed in the dumpster in favor of a study solid axle and ladder bar suspension. After that, well, shoot, a whole list of goodies, check it out:

ENGINE MODIFICATIONS
Turbonetics hybrid 91mm
Twin Turbonetics Duo 35 Blow-off Valves
Twin Turbonetics RG 45 Wastegates
Twin Spearco cores with custom end tanks
Vibrant Piping used was all 304 stainless
Custom 5-inch downpipe
Custom 3-inch dual exhaust
Custom aluminum sheet metal intake manifold
Custom exhaust manifolds
Custom charge piping
Flex-A-Lite radiator and fan combo
Custom stainless coolant piping
Custom transmission and oil cooling radiators and lines
Injectors 2150cc Fuel injector clinic
Aeromotive A1000 (x2)
Aeromotive pro series EFI FPR
Aeromotive fuel controller
Earl's SS lines
custom fab fuel rail
custom built aluminum fuel cell with scavenger built in

DRIVELINE
TCI custom built 4l80e Transmission and stall torque converter
custom back half Carbon Fiber tub
custom made 4 link trailing arms
factory unibody rails extended and strengthened
Moser 9-inch rear end fabricated to accommodate rear suspension parts
Moser axles
custom driveshaft
shaved holes and smoothed undercarriage ...all painted
QA1 coilovers

WHEELS, TIRES, BRAKES
STRUT 22x10-inch front with 3-inch
STRUT 24x15-inch rear with 7-inch
Pirelli P Zero 265/35R22 front
Pirelli P Zero 405/25R24 rear
Baer 6-piston 355mm all around

INTERIOR
Custom fabricated and reupholstered front seats
Custom fabricated rear seats
Reshaped door panels for speakers
Custom headliner
Custom rear inner quarter panels
Redesigned dash and center console (relocated factory heater and controls)
Auto Meter gauges: fuel, boost, wideband, oil pressure
Imported Italian leather with custom hand stitched (baseball stitch) interior
Custom integrated roll cage with seat belt inserts
Sparco 5-point front harnesses
Sparco 4-point rear seat belt
Carbon by design hood
Carbon by design trunk
Carbon by design radiator cover
Custom carbon panels in trunk, floor, rear tubs etc.
Custom carbon wing (pro stock style)
Custom carbon rear bumper diffuser
Custom Carbon Rear Tub

EXTERIOR
Custom side skirts dropped 1 1/2 front 3 1/2 rear (to accommodate difference in tire height)
Channelled rocker and floor to accommodate side exhaust
Redesigned custom front bumper
Redesigned custom rear bumper
STRUT Carbon fiber Camaro Front Grille
Shaved side markers front and back
Custom PPG Nexa water based black cherry paint

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT - Flagship In-Dash Navigation AV Receiver with DVD Playback and Built-In Bluetooth
Pioneer Premier:
TS-C720PRS 6.75-inch Component Speaker Package
PRS-A900 4-Channel Bridgeable Amplifier
PRS-D2000SPL Competition-Level SPL Class D Mono Amplifier
TS-SW1201S2|S4 12-inch Shallow-Mount Subwoofer (x4)
ND-BC20PA Rear View Camera with Visual DSP
Apple Mac Mini with 3G and WiFi

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Trailer queen? Yeah, maybe. But with 1400 HP and 900 lb-ft of torque on tap, you wouldn't really want to drive it on the street anyway. [Camaro5]