Viral Velocity: This ’69 Camaro Recreation Is a Carbon-Fiber Clad Pony Car
Finale Speed’s production-ready Camaro has a modern drivetrain, suspension—and a VIN. Meet “Viral.” This is a production-ready recreation 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. According to its manufacturer, Finale Speed, it’s also the first of its kind—an exposed-weave carbon-fiber 1969 Camaro. Finale Speed is a manufacturer of custom cars (as well as a restorer) and it engineered this modernized Camaro to OE specs. It’s available as a roller body or complete and turnkey.
Engine and Transmission
Viral comes to life via a 650-horsepower Chevrolet Performance 6.2-liter LT4 crate engine that’s been combined with a Wegner pulley setup. The dual 2½-inch custom exhaust comes in the form of stainless-steel long-tube headers from Ultimate Headers and MagnaFlow mufflers. There’s an Optima battery in the trunk. It also sports a six-speed T-56 Super Magnum manual transmission from Tremec.
Axles, Suspension, and Brakes
The laundry list of beefy parts underneath the Camaro includes Speedtech ExtReme suspension with large-size anti-sway bars, JRi coilovers, and a Ford 9-inch rearend with Dutchman 31-spline axles. Stopping happens by way of Wilwood calipers with 14-inch slotted, cross-drilled, and vented rotors.
Tires and Wheels
Forgeline three-piece VX3C-SL wheels sit at all four corners; the fronts run 18×10.5, and the rears are 18×12. The rubber is Toyo Proxes R888R—315/30/18 in front and 335/30/18 in back.
Interior and Body
The custom theme continues inside, with the custom-built four-point rollbar, gauges from Classic Instruments, and TMI Products VXR seats and door panels. Old Air Products got assigned climate duty. This Camaro body weighs just 2,500 pounds. Being lighter in weight happens by way of the material used in the construction of the car’s body panels—”prepreg autoclave-cured carbon fiber”—which keeps it strong and rigid. Also helping with weight-reduction is the carbon rear-seat deletion. Source Motortrend