It might look like any other IROC-Z, but it doesn’t drive like one.

GM always talked up the performance these cars made, but they creaked and rattled and shook and cracked right from the factory.

Owner Mike Kamimoto knew this—he bought this car new. But over the years he got it running tight, as /DRIVE’s Big Muscle discovered, without a squeak, and with a completely reworked Chevy small block.

It’s how an ‘80s Camaro was always supposed to ride and drive.

And yeah, it still does burnouts.

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