GM High Tech Performance: ‘10 Camaro – Proven Wicked
A road-race inspired Camaro that is every bit as evil as it looks
“The idea behind this car was to build a car that looks as though it should be on a race course, performs like it should be, and also is street legal with all the amenities for a road trip like radio and climate controls. We wanted to take the extra step to not just use common off the shelf bolt-ons, but dream up the best possible products to do the job right and give the authentic race car stamp of approval.”
From standing on the sidelines, it’s easy to notice the extreme race car-inspired look and feel of Shane’s Camaro. From the slick Seibon Carbon lip kit, hood, and trunk, to the side-exit exhaust poking through the carbon rocker panels, there is nothing subtle about this Camaro. In fact, even the parts that look stock, including the door and the front fenders aren’t; they are built from carbon fiber, too.
Under the hood, Shane kept things fairly simple, understanding that reliability is part of a winning formula and that road racing, auto crossing, and street driving don’t always require massive amounts of horsepower to be done correctly. That said, Shane still wanted a ton of extra horsepower on tap, a problem he solved with a centrifugal supercharger from ProCharger. The D-1SC serves as ProCharger’s mid-level supercharger and with nothing more than a couple of supporting modifications, Proven1 lays down more than 568 rwhp and 504 lb-ft of torque, which is surely enough to get anyone going.
With horsepower and looks taken care of, it’s time to talk about this Camaro’s suspension. To make sure the Camaro stays firmly planted to the asphalt, Shane started the build with a set of KW Variant 3 coilovers, which he complimented with several of his own unique custom products. Fore and aft, Proven1 relies on a set of Proven Wicked Switchblade sway bars, which are based on a unique blade design that allows for five rate adjustments without changing the angle of the endlinks and without having to break out any tools, thanks to a set of quick release pins that retain the blade in the desired location.
It’s that level of dedication that allowed Shane to build a car of this caliber and it’s that attention to detail that earned him a spot in Camaro Now. Oh, did we forget to mention that this entire car was built in just two months? Yeah, that must have slipped our minds.
Engine: Stock LS3, 376 cid, 10.7:1 compression, stock LS3 cylinder heads, stock 204/211 duration hydraulic roller camshaft
Power Adder: Procharger D-1SC, 7 psi, custom air-to-air intercooler
Fuel System: FAST 65 lb/hr injectors, stock pump with Kenne Bell boost-a-pump
Engine Management: Stock, tuned by Cody Chapman at Wicked HP
Exterior: Seibon Carbon lip kit, BBII-style hood, OEM-style trunk, SS-style fenders, and doors.
Exhaust System: Borla 1.75-inch long-tube headers, Borla ATAK exhaust (street), Custom Dr. Gas side-exit (track)
Driveline: TR6060 transmission, stock clutch, 3.45 gears, stock axles and posi
Suspension: KW Variant 3 coilovers, Proven Wicked sway bars and endlinks
Brakes: Baer 6R, 6-piston front and rear
Wheels: HRE P40 Monoblock 20×9.5 front and 20×11 rear
Tires: Toyo Proxes R888 285/35/20 front, 315/30/20 rear
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