Hot Rod Revival: 2011 Motion Camaros Arrive With Style and Power

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Famed hot-rodder/tuner/racer, Joel “Mr. Motion” Rosen, has approved the re-launch of his Motion performance brand by Redline Motorsports of Schenectady, New York, and DeNooyer Chevrolet from Albany, New York. The pair will continue Rosen’s trusted tuning program, except this time, with 2011 Chevrolet Camaros sporting LS7 and LSX engines from the GM Performance Parts catalog.

As the story goes, back in 1967, Rosen teamed up with his local bow tie dealer, Baldwin Chevrolet, to establish the Baldwin-Motion Performance Group.

The group made nothing but built-to-order, high horsepower Camaros that were fully warranted, dyno tested, and only available at one dealership. The modified car lineup (powered by 427 and 454 mills) was five models strong, and as a result, was called the “Fantastic Five.” Rosen gave his creations SS and Phase III labels.

Each of the new editions will be tuned by Redline owner Howard Tanner, gets an official Motion VIN, and is included in the Motion Registry. Oh yeah, and none will spin their rear rubber with less than 525 horsepower on tap.

Pricing and availability haven’t been officially set, but expect stickers in the neighborhood of $80,000.

Here’s the lineup:

Motion SS-427 (525 hp)

  • GM LS7 427 Aluminum Engine
  • 7,000-RPM Redline
  • Unique 4.125-inch bore block, pressed-in liners
  • Cast Aluminum 11.0-to-1 flat-top pistons
  • Titanium connecting rods.
  • Forged steel 4-inch stroke crankshaft
  • Race-prepped CNC-ported Aluminum heads
  • Titanium intake; Sodium-filled exhaust valves
  • ATI/Redline damper
  • Six-Speed manual transmission
  • Paddle-shift 6L80E automatic (optional)
  • Z06 Corvette clutch
  • High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
  • MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers
  • High -Flow air intake system
  • 160-degree High-Flow thermostat
  • Custom calibrated Engine Management System
  • MGW short throw shifter
  • GM wheels
  • Custom painted MOTION graphics
  • Perforated seat inserts
  • Custom embroidered headrests
  • MOTION badges & VIN plates
  • 3-Year/36,000-Mile Warranty
Motion Phase III 427 (600 hp)
  • GM LS7 427 Aluminum Engine
  • 7,000-RPM redline
  • Unique block, 4.125-inch bore, pressed-in liners
  • Cast Aluminum 11.0-to-1 flat-top pistons
  • Titanium connecting rods
  • 4-inch stroke crankshaft
  • Race-prepped CNC-ported Aluminum heads
  • Custom Redline R3 camshaft
  • Titanium intake; Sodium-filled exhaust valves
  • HD dual valve springs with Titanium retainers, locks & keepers
  • FAST 102-mm LSX-R 102-mm intake manifold
  • High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
  • ATI/Redline damper
  • Six-Speed manual transmission
  • Paddle-shift 6L80E automatic (optional)
  • Z06 Corvette clutch
  • MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers
  • High-Capacity air intake system
  • 160-degree high-flow thermostat
  • Relocated heater hoses, fuel lines, evap. & tb.
  • Custom calibrated Engine Management system
  • Custom Powder-Coated valve covers with coil relocation
  • MGW short throw shifter
  • Custom painted MOTION graphics
  • Custom MOTION wheels (stock size tires)
  • Custom Phase III Hood with Heat Extractors
  • Phase III Eliminator Rear Spoiler
  • MOTION badges & VIN plates
  • Carbon-Fiber-look seat inserts
  • Custom embroidered headrests
  • Accented shifter boot; center compartment lid
  • MOTION floor mats
  • 2-Year/24,000-Mile Warranty
Motion SS-454 (550 hp)
  • GM LSX 454 Engine
  • Bore: 4.185-inch; Stroke: 4.125-inch
  • Cast-Iron block, six-bolt cross-bolted mains
  • Forged Aluminum 11.0-to-1 pistons
  • Steel connecting rods
  • Forged 4340 Steel crankshaft
  • Aluminum (production) LS7 cylinder heads
  • Corvette Z06 LS7 intake manifold
  • Redline Stage 1 hydraulic roller camshaft
  • Titanium intake; Sodium-filled exhaust valves
  • High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
  • MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers
  • ATI/Redline damper
  • Six-Speed manual transmission
  • Paddle-shift 6L80E automatic (optional)
  • Z06 Corvette clutch
  • High Capacity air intake system
  • 160-degree high-flow thermostat
  • Custom calibrated Engine Management System
  • 454 LSX valve covers
  • MGW short throw shifter
  • Custom painted MOTION graphics
  • GM wheels
  • MOTION badges & VIN plates
  • Perforated seat inserts, embroidered headrests
  • MOTION floor mats
  • 3-Year/36,000-Mile Warranty
Phase III (625 hp)
  • GM LSX 454 Engine
  • Bore: 4.185-inch; Stroke: 4.125-inch
  • Cast-Iron block, six-bolt cross-bolted mains
  • Forged Aluminum 11.0-to-1 pistons
  • Steel connecting rods
  • Forged 4340 Steel crankshaft
  • Race-prepped CNC-ported LS7 Aluminum heads
  • Redline Stage 3R hydraulic roller camshaft
  • Titanium intake; Sodium-filled exhaust valves
  • FAST 102-mm LSX-R intake manifold
  • High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
  • MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers
  • ATI/Redline damper
  • High-Capacity air intake system
  • 160-degree high-flow thermostat
  • Custom calibrated Engine Management System
  • 454 LSX valve covers
  • Six-Speed manual transmission (only gearbox)
  • Z06 Corvette clutch
  • MGW short throw shifter
  • Custom painted MOTION graphics
  • Custom MOTION wheels (stock size tires)
  • Custom Phase III Hood with Heat Extractors
  • Custom Phase III 454 Rear Spoiler
  • MOTION badges & VIN plates
  • Custom Carbon-Fiber-look seat inserts
  • Custom embroidered headrests
  • MOTION floor mats
  • Solid rear cradle; Poly differential bushings
  • 2-Year/24,000-Mile Warranty
Phase III 427-SC (800 hp)
  • Supercharged GM LS7 427 Aluminum Engine
  • 2.8-Liter Twin-Screw Supercharger System
  • Eight-Rib supercharger drive assembly
  • Unique block, 4.125-inch bore, pressed-in liners
  • Forged 2618 Aluminum 9.3-to-1 pistons
  • Forged 6.125-inch H-Beam Steel connecting rods
  • Forged 4.00-inch stroke steel crankshaft
  • Race-prepped CNC-ported Aluminum heads
  • Custom Redline R3-SC Blower camshaft
  • ATI/Redline damper
  • High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
  • MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers, dual outlets
  • High-Capacity air intake system
  • 160-degree high-flow thermostat
  • Custom calibrated Engine Management System
  • High-Capacity fuel system
  • Upgraded TR6060 Six-Speed manual transmission (only gearbox)
  • ZR1 Corvette dual disc clutch system
  • MGW short throw shifter
  • 1,000 Horsepower axles
  • Pfadt Billet rear cradle mounts
  • Pfadt differential bushings
  • Pfadt trailing arms & tie rods
  • Pfadt Coil-Over F&R Suspension
  • Pfadt F&R sway bars
  • Brembo Six-Piston Monoblock front brakes with 380-mm two-piece rotors
  • Brembo Four-Piston Monoblock rear brakes with 380-mm two-piece rotors
  • Custom MOTION painted striping
  • Custom MOTION wheels with painted accents
  • Custom Phase III-SC Hood with glass window
  • Aggressive front fascia with air intake inlets
  • Phase III-SC Rear Spoiler
  • MOTION badges & VIN plates
  • Accented front and rear seats with embroidered headrests with Carbon Fiber finish
  • 1-Year/12,000-Mile Warranty
Source: Official Baldwin Motion

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