Camaro Cup Series From Sweden Sounds Like the Apocalypse [Video]

Huw Evans
by Huw Evans

It’s no secret that the Swedes love their American cars. In fact, some of the best examples of classic Detroit iron in the world can be found there and some of the largest shows too; the Power Big Meet in Vasteras comes to mind.

Further adding to the mix, is this, the Swedish Camaro Cup; where 40 drivers in nearly identical prepped fifth generation Chevy pony cars duke it out in six races over the course of the season.

The Camaro Cup racers feature fiberglass body panels with an ABS front cap, while under the skin the chassis are actually developed in the U.S. by Howe Racing in Michigan. Propulsion comes from a GM Performance Parts’ ZZ4 crate motor based 5.7-liter small-block V8, though modified to meet series regulations; reported horsepower is around 445-hp, running on E85. Teamed behind each engine is a Richmond sourced Super T-10 four-speed manual gearbox.

Other features on the Camaro Cup machines include six-piston Wilwood front brake calipers and four-piston rears, teamed with AP racing and GM Performance Parts’ disc respectively, plus Öhlins adjustable coilover suspension and an available Aim MXL dash/data logger.

The Swedish Camaro Cup Committee has actually been working with interests in the U.S. with the possibility of organizing a few races over here, if it comes to fruition, who knows? Perhaps we could see an American Cup Series. Proof that sometimes, when it comes to American car culture, the Europeans can often teach us a thing or two.

Be sure to watch the video below. The sound of a whole field of small-block V8s at wide open throttle is not to be missed.


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