Chev debuts 522kW Camaro
SUPER CAMARO DEBUTS IN CHICAGO: The Turbo Camaro Coupe was the showstopper at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
CHICAGO, USA - Most concept cars have auto show visitors oogling over futuristic designs, but when a car is built based on an animated character you can bet petrol heads will want to view it.
Chevrolet holds nothing back with a dark and twisted version of its Camaro at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
According to Motor Authority, the car is based on a character from the new 2013 animated film 'Turbo'. The movie is about a speed-obsessed snail, Turbo, who is somehow transformed into the “fastest snail in the world” and ends up racing against the Indianapolis 500’s menacing Camaro.
Surprisingly, the show car is not turbocharged – neither is Turbo the Snail - but the Indy500 race car is designed from the Camaro ZL1 muscle car to promote the upcoming film to be released in the US on July 19 2013.
It has a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine mated with an automatic gearbox. It’s power figures are alledgedly as monstrous as its looks with 522kW on tap.
We not quite sure how practical the car is but it does take pimping vehicles to a whole new level. According to Motor Trend, the car sits on 24" black rims with fender flares to boot, a larger than life rear GT concept spoiler, a gigantic bodykit and a “custom intake assembly for the supercharger housing.”
It also features thick tailpipes on either side of the car that you’ll most likely find on a modified truck.
Either way, it’s one mean Chev.