World-renowned restomod builder Ringbrothers has another creation, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro dubbed “STRODE”. Externally, it’s a refined, widened, and modernized pony car. Under the hood, it’s a monster with a supercharged V8 that pumps out 1,010 hp (753 kW) to the rear wheels only.
Like many of Ringbrothers’ previous creations, this car features extensive carbon fiber bodywork. That starts with five extra inches of overall width on the body you see here. In addition to the extra width, this car looks even more aggressive thanks to lower rocker panels, a longer and slightly reshaped hood, and a recessed roof centerline.
Custom fender scoops, tucked front and rear bumpers, diffusers, valances, and a rear spoiler finish off a stunning exterior covered in BASF Glasurit Ghost White paint. Beneath the body is a number of modern enhancements to match.
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Under the hood, a Wegner Motorsports LS3 with a Whipple supercharger provides power and sends it through a Bowler Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission. Each corner is supported with FAST TRACK independent suspension components. Baer braking components, HRE wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S wheels sit at each corner.
Inside the STRODE’s cabin, you’ll find digital gauges from Dakota Digital along with a Vintage Air Gen IV climate control system. Upholstery Unlimited updated the interior with a modern JL Audio sound system and a hand-fabricated roll cage helps to keep occupants safe if all those ponies prove too challenging to handle.
“We wanted to push the limits of what we can do and showcase our capabilities with STRODE… It is a radical rethink of the original Chevy Camaro, expanding its dimensions and levels of performance. With its one-off carbon-fiber body and thousands of hours of custom work, there has never been another Camaro like it.” said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring.
The STRODE required more than 6,500 hours to complete and we don’t doubt that number for a moment. Ringbrother co-owner, Jim Ring, detailed the process saying “The build process of STRODE shows what can be accomplished using cutting-edge techniques, painstaking levels of detail and imagination.” We’d say mission accomplished in this case.