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ClassicsThe Legend of the Big Red Camaro

17:15  08 may  2019
17:15  08 may  2019 Source:   motorious.com

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The legend of Big Red started back in 1987 when Dan Gottlieb and his son RJ set out to create the baddest muscle car alive; one that would beat any road-worthy production car The second Big Red Camaro was put together immediately by Bill Osborne, receiving a full stock car tube chassis this time.

The Legend of the Big Red Camaro . 4 Photos.

This 1969 Camaro might be the most recognizable race car around

Could this be the most legendary build of all time? Well, that’s a steep claim, but the Big Red Camaro is a serious car. Not only does it churn out 2000-horsepower and have a top speed of a blistering 266-mph, this steel-bodied 1969 Camaro has conquered some serious feats during several racing events. Has this Camaro done it all? Practically.

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Could this be the most legendary build of all time? Well, that’s a steep claim, but the Big Red Camaro is a serious car. Not only does it churn out 2000-horsepower and have a top speed of a blistering 266-mph, this steel-bodied 1969 Camaro has conquered some serious feats during several racing events.

This may very well be one of the most legendary car builds of all time. That's a big claim but backing it up is 2000 horsepower, a base Veyron-crushing

The car’s owner, RJ Gottlieb, explains in the Hoonigan Build Biology video that the fastest Big Red has ever reached has been a blistering 266 mph. The ProCharger supercharged 598ci high-compression engine puts out 2000-horsepower, runs on methanol, and has no electronic engine management software whatsoever.

The Legend of the Big Red Camaro© Motor1.com/Hersteller Skoda Karoq Sportline

In addition to the insane power output, and impressive track record, the Big Red Camaro is somewhat of a Phoenix that rose from the ashes when it became engulfed in flames in 2016, which was a result of a loose fitting during a shakedown run at Buttonwillow Raceway in preparation for Pikes Peak. A year later, the iconic Camaro was back and better than ever. It would find its redemption when it would go on to complete the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Source: Hoonigan

This One Of Six Earnhardt Signature Camaros Is A Rare Find.
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