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Looking like it was inspired by Vaughn Gitin Jr.’s ’69 Ford Mustang RTR-X that debuted at the SEMA Show last year, this 1967 Chevy Camaro is a prime example of how amazing a result restomod projects can have. Blending new-age performance with an old-school look, the owner of this car paired a ’67 Camaro body with an Art Morrison Corvette frame and powered by an LS7. But that’s only the start.
Under the hood is a Forged Vengeance-built LS7 engine that was swapped in by Garage Zero while Hellion Kustoms took care of the car’s body and its modifications. The carbon fiber accents were fabricated by Fule Carbon Creations and gives the ’67 Camaro some new school style.
Talking about style, the Corvette frame allows for a wicked set of wheels to be tucked on the Camaro’s body. Newgen made a custom staggered 3-piece setup for the Camaro, with an 19×11-inch pairing in the front and a very impressive (and wide) 19×14-inch pair in the rear. The wheels are wrapped with 275s in the front and super-wide 345s in the rear.
The rear end that puts it all together is from Moser while 14-inch 6-piston Wilwood brakes outfit each corner for superb stopping power. Mix that all with a flat black body with carbon fiber aerodynamic parts and this might just be the most badass Camaro we’ve ever set our eyes on.
GALLERY: 1967 Camaro Streetfighter
Check out two videos of the Camaro after the jump:
It’s no surprise that Gittin Jr. has really helped push the Ford Mustang brand with younger enthusiasts. From drifting to his Mustang RTR, to the awesome and RTR-C (that debuted at SEMA 2009), he has captured the attention of many using modern designs and modern Mustangs.
Now he’s taking a step back, way back to 1969. That’s right, instead of planning a 2011 Mustang for SEMA this year, Gittin Jr. is planning to build a bad-ass 1969 Stang.
The project is a collaboration with Team Need for Speed from EA Games. Yes, the same Need for Speed that we see on the shelves at Wal-Mart and Best Buy for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Dubbed the RTR-X, the project has already been in the works for the greater half of this year.
Gittin will be starting with a Dynacorn 1969 Ford Mustang fastback body rather than sourcing a used chassis himself. Considering the amount of work that they plan on doing to this car, it’s probably the best move. The suspension will be completely overhauled with the aid of Maier Racing. Under the hood will be new-age technology, featuring a 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L V8. Clearly the stock engine won’t be enough for a monster driver like Gittin, so individual throttle bodies from Kinsler will be in the works.
Interestingly enough, Gittin is opting for a set of JDM wheels from Work Wheels – 18×10 and 18×12 Work Meisters. Falken’s RT615-Ks will surround the wheels naturally and brakes will be supplied by Wilwood.
Much of the build will be assisted by Twins Turbo and Steen Chassis, all brilliant minds in the industry that have more than enough experience to back the project. From renders to reality, we’re really excited to see how this project will turn out. Adding some modern flair to a classic vehicle while sporting influence from all facets of motorsports really makes this project a complete one-of-a-kind.
GALLERY: 1969 Mustang RTR-X