Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Phastek Performance
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-09-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
Scotsman
Auto Pilot
 
Scotsman's Avatar
 
Drives: Gunmetal
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: L.A.
Posts: 1,307
Cool GMPP Catalog Features 2011 COPO-esque Camaros











Quote:
"These great Camaros exemplify the spirit of dealer-built supercars that grew out of the muscle car era," Dr. Jamie Meyer, product integration manager for GM Performance Parts, said in a prepared statement. "They are the COPO Camaros of the 21st century."

Two examples managed to make their way onto the cover of this year's GM Performance Parts catalog. Unlike COPO cars of days old, neither was actually fitted with go-fast goodies within the factory, but each was given plenty of attention in order to create what each dealer views as the ultimate Camaro.

Take the Camaro HTR-SS454, for instance. Built by New York's DeNooyer Chevrolet and Redline Motorsports, the car is stripped of the stock 6.2-liter V-8 and replaced with GM's LSX454 V-8 crate engine. With a few modifications -- including swapping carburetors for port fuel injection, and installing LS7 cylinder heads -- the engine is capable of throwing down 620 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. It's mated with an upgraded six-speed manual transmission with a custom flywheel and a Corvette ZR1 clutch, along with a larger rear axle and stiffer rear suspension bushings. Too much power for your tastes? DeNooyer also offers the HTR-600, a 600-horsepower beast powered by the Corvette Z06's 7.0-liter LS7 V-8.

Those seeing true Corvette influence, however, may appreciate the other Camaro featured on the cover. The Storm, crafted by NeSmith Chevrolet in Georgia, scraps the stock 6.2-liter V-8 and replaces it with the supercharged 6.2-liter LS9 V-8 used in the exotic Corvette ZR1. NeSmith chose the engine as it's small-block roots helped facilitate installation -- in fact, most custom fabrication is relgated to addressing the dry-sump oiling system and the arrangement of the accessory drive.

In Storm tune, the LS9 is capable of cranking out nearly 700 horsepower, 62 ponies more than in stock ZR1 form. To handle this power, NeSmith also beefs up the axles and transmission, and installed larger six-piston Baer brake calipers in front and back.

We like the idea of dealers crafting their own high-performance Camaro variants, but if none manages to catch your fancy, don't fear: we wouldn't be surprised if other dealers follow in their footsteps, but owners can always build their own dream machine by cracking open the Performance Parts catalog.

General Motors' COPO system -- a backdoor means for building some wicked performance machines in the 1960s -- may be no more, but that isn't stopping today's Chevrolet dealers from building bespoke performance Camaros of their own.
source:http://wot.motortrend.com/6735426/au...#ixzz17fQbVtbr


OFFICIAL GM PRESS RELEASE:


Quote:
GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Dealership-created performance packages were an important part of Chevrolet’s muscle car heritage. Names like Yenko, Nickey, Berger and others helped drive high-performance options, while enhancing the mystique of one-off collectables decades later. In fact, it was creative ordering on the part of dealers that created the legendary COPO Camaros of the late 1960s – cars available from those enterprising dealers, but not offered in any official catalog or order guide.

More than 40 years later, a couple of dealers – DeNooyer Chevrolet in New York and Georgia’s NeSmith Chevrolet – have rekindled the concept of using Chevrolet’s own parts to create specialty Camaros that simply aren’t offered in regular production. DeNooyer used GM Performance Parts’ (GMPP) LSX454 crate engine (part number 19244611) to build a modern 454 engine for the Camaro SS, while NeSmith transplanted the supercharged LS9 engine from the Corvette ZR1 into their Camaro.

“These great Camaros exemplify the spirit of dealer-built super cars that grew out of the muscle car era,” says Dr. Jamie Meyer, product integration manager for GM Performance Parts. “They are the COPO Camaros of the 21st century.”

Both cars are featured on the cover the 2011 GM Performance Parts catalog.

The DeNooyer 454 Camaro, dubbed the HTR-SS454 (named for partner Redline Motorsports' owner Howard Tanner), takes the GMPP LSX454 crate engine and adds a port fuel injection system to its LS7-style LSX six-bolt cylinder heads. The engine has an all-forged rotating assembly and an 11.0:1 compression ratio. A front end accessory drive system was added, too, along with a custom flywheel and ZR1 clutch matched to the six-speed manual transmission.

With the custom engine installed and properly tuned, chassis-dyno testing of the Camaro delivered a strong 520 horsepower and 530 lb.-ft. of torque at the rear wheels – or right about the 620-hp/590-lb.-ft. estimates from GMPP for the basic crate engine. The car’s driveline was beefed up to handle the 200-horsepower increase over stock, too, with stronger axles and stiffer bushings throughout.

Much like what was done with the legendary Baldwin-Motion cars, of the Sixties, DeNooyer joined forces with an expert performance shop, Redline Motorsports, to help engineer and build the HTR-SS454. Redline a leader in LS-based high-performance engines and vehicles and it also collaborates with DeNooyer Chevrolet on the HTR-600 Camaro, which uses the 505-hp LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06 – also available as a crate engine from GMPP (part number 19211710). More information is available from Dan Carlton, general manager of the DeNooyer Performance Division: 518-526-0412 or dan@denooyerperformancedivision.com

While the DeNooyer 454-powered Camaro evokes memories of yesteryear, NeSmith’s LS9-powered “Storm” Camaro is pure modern performance, with the world-beating power of the Corvette ZR1 under the hood. It was created within the dealership’s in-house customization facility, NeSmith Customs, with assistance from nearby Jen Jac’s Restorations. NeSmith also happens to be the largest GMPP dealer in the country.

The LS9 is offered as a crate engine from GM Performance Parts (part number 19201990) and, because of its similar LS-family architecture to the Camaro’s original LS3 engine, easily slipped into the engine compartment – although some fabrication was necessary to accommodate the unique placement of some accessories, as well as the LS9’s dry sump-style oiling system. But when the installation was completed, the engine looked factory-installed. And with a few minor upgrades, the engine is producing about 700 horsepower.

Like the DeNooyer HTR-SS454, the NeSmith Storm Camaro matches its greater performance capability with complementing drivetrain parts, including stronger axles and a Baer brake system featuring six-piston calipers, front and rear.

NeSmith is offering the LS9-powered Storm Camaro as a special model through its dealership. More information is available from Steve Gordon: sgordon@nesmithnow.com or 912-739-5305.
__________________
"Let the rest of the world dream of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and dinky little British two-seaters. In this country speed doesn't look like that." Got SS?
Scotsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
Taintedveins
Shark attack!
 
Taintedveins's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro LS
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 1,562
this is really ironic! i was just looking up those two engines about emissions and such! not to mention i had a question about it so.. thanks in advance?
__________________
Taintedveins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
Scotsman
Auto Pilot
 
Scotsman's Avatar
 
Drives: Gunmetal
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: L.A.
Posts: 1,307
no problem.

GM press release: http://media.gm.com/content/media/us...i/1209_camaros
__________________
"Let the rest of the world dream of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and dinky little British two-seaters. In this country speed doesn't look like that." Got SS?
Scotsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
2010 SSRS



 
2010 SSRS's Avatar
 
Drives: 3 V8 Camaros
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Ocean State
Posts: 111,211
looks like GM is ready to start kicking azz
__________________
Jannetty Racing JRE Street Package
2010 SSRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 08:28 PM   #5
2SSRS@Gen5diy

 
2SSRS@Gen5diy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS IOM ,2014 Z/28, 66 Nova
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: By the lake in AZ
Posts: 13,977
Some one dos not know what is up with the LSX454 it comes with 6 bolt lx7 heads on it so no need for ls7 heads.
__________________
<img src=images/smilies/thumbdown.gif border=0 alt= title=Thumbdown class=inlineimg />
2SSRS@Gen5diy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 08:47 PM   #6
rally yellow ss rs
 
rally yellow ss rs's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Rally Yellow 2SS RS
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Savannah, Ga
Posts: 452
Will GM do the install and warranty it for our Camaro's?
rally yellow ss rs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 08:56 PM   #7
OPP

 
OPP's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 BRM ZL1 Auto "Blu-Ray"
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Posts: 953
$?
__________________
Blu-Ray
OPP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 08:58 PM   #8
slick rick
SoCal Mayhem
 
slick rick's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1SS/RS
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Foothill Ranch, CA
Posts: 5,488
Quote:
Originally Posted by OPP View Post
$?
$$$$$$$$$$$
__________________
slick rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 09:09 PM   #9
fireresq157

 
fireresq157's Avatar
 
Drives: 1997 SS & 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,027
That's great but basically this is just performance changes that are done at the dealership. For the most part COPOS and Yenkos major work were all done at the factory.
So this is nothing new just more parts on the GM catalog. The thing with this is you have to pay for an extra engine and the engine swap. I think you would be better off splurging for the upcoming Z and you would still save money that you could upgrade other performance parts or bank.
fireresq157 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 09:42 PM   #10
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 23,784
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
Quote:
Originally Posted by fireresq157 View Post
That's great but basically this is just performance changes that are done at the dealership. For the most part COPOS and Yenkos major work were all done at the factory.
So this is nothing new just more parts on the GM catalog. The thing with this is you have to pay for an extra engine and the engine swap. I think you would be better off splurging for the upcoming Z and you would still save money that you could upgrade other performance parts or bank.
Well, the days of it being done from the factory are long gone. This is about as close as you're ever going get to a modern COPO.
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
Originally Posted by FbodFather
My sister's dentist's brother's cousin's housekeeper's dog-breeder's nephew sells coffee filters to the company that provides coffee to General Motors......
........and HE WOULD KNOW!!!!
__________________

Camaro Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 09:54 PM   #11
VictoryMuscleCars

 
VictoryMuscleCars's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 Camaro SS RS Convert
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Carmel, IN
Posts: 886
SA-WEET!!!
__________________
Tom P
VictoryMuscleCars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 09:58 PM   #12
huggercamaro21

 
huggercamaro21's Avatar
 
Drives: 2016 2SS
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Iberia,Mo
Posts: 1,163
I want to know what kind of warranty, if any, it has.
huggercamaro21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 10:01 PM   #13
Synerbee
SoCal Headturners
 
Synerbee's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SGM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Anaheim Hills, California
Posts: 5,786
Quote:
Originally Posted by huggercamaro21 View Post
I want to know what kind of warranty, if any, it has.
1 mile, 1 minute limited warranty and a 2 miles 3 minute powertrain warranty
Synerbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 10:05 PM   #14
rally yellow ss rs
 
rally yellow ss rs's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Rally Yellow 2SS RS
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Savannah, Ga
Posts: 452
Sadly, doesnt Ford warranty Mustangs and such when they go in to get Roush Superchargers added after the fact.
rally yellow ss rs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Think about this and the Z28 5th gen 13F20 Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 41 09-04-2010 01:59 AM
GM Reveals 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD FenwickHockey65 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 55 03-04-2010 02:56 PM
Mustangs................ vontivonti 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 4052 12-21-2009 11:42 PM
2009 GMPP Catalog features 5th Gen Camaro Accessories XMalibu69X 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 6 02-23-2009 08:01 PM
Check out GMPP SEMA Camaros Website! Specs on all SEMA Camaros mods. JustinZS 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 53 11-05-2008 05:42 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.