So you’ve heard a Camaro Z28 is coming, don’t necessarily care to wait for a V-8 option, and know there’s a more efficient way to squeeze out big horsepower in a Camaro. Intrigued? Storied General Motors tuner Hurst hopes you are, and is introducing the first of the Redline Series of Camaros in conjunction with tire manufacturer BFGoodrich.
The Redline Camaro commemorates 40 years of BFGoodrich’s Radial T/A tires, and is a collaborative effort between the two marques. The Camaro wears specially designed Radial T/A Spec tires, developed for the occasion, which surround the bespoke 18-inch Hurst T1 wheels.
Furthering the unique look are the Air-Speed rear deck spoiler and some classically-inspired graphics. The RS’s stance drops, while handling improves courtesy of Hurst/Detroit Speed coil-overs and sway bars. Inside, designers replaced the factory hides with custom Katzkin leather. A requisite red iodized Hard-Drive “Pistol Grip” shifter also takes the place of the factory piece.
Hurst says a “50 percent gain in rear wheel horsepower and additional torque” is had with its remote-mounted turbocharger placed on the Hurst Modified exhaust — meaning you’re looking at around 360 rear wheel horsepower (the stock 3.6-liter V-6 makes 312 horsepower). Most interestingly, the setup provides “30 percent better fuel economy than the stock Camaro SS with its 6.2 liter V8.” At the time of posting, exact the exact torque figure was not available.
Only 50 examples will be made per year at a price ranging from the low to mid-$50,000 range, depending on base car and Hurst options. Hurst offers a Gauge Package that provides drivers with boost pressure and turbocharger temperature indicators.
If the Hurst/Camaro Performance Series 4 is any indication, the Redline Series should prove to be very fun and extremely fast.
Source: Hurst Performance Vehicles