Yesterday we took a look at a custom '67 Camaro from Japan, and now it's time to look at another SEMA Camaro of slightly different type – the Grunewald Racing drift Camaro. It was only a matter of time before someone took to drifting the big Chevy, and Conrad Grunewald will be doing just that next year in Formula Drift. The car was built by a shop called BR Racing, and by all appearances it looked ready for action at SEMA. This thing is far the from the mock-up that most "new" drift cars start as.
One of the biggest complaints about the new Camaro is it's porky weight. To help remedy this situation, Seibon has provided carbon fiber bumpers, fenders, doors, hood, and decklid for the car.
Under that carbon hood, the stock engine has been swapped out for the supercharged LSA engine found in the Cadillac CTS-V. This is also the engine that's rumored to be in the upcoming Camaro Z28. This engine is rated at over 550hp in the Caddy, so it should make more than enough power to smoke the Camaro's big Hankook tires.
There's more weight reduction in the cockpit with things like a one-off carbon fiber dash. You can also see the digital gauge cluster and data logger. The roll cage was done by an outfit known as "Blu808".
Check out the giant diffuser mounted in the rear bumper. The car looks mean…
Tucked nicely into the fenders are a set of Forgeline ZX3R wheels, sized 18×9.5 in the front, and 19×11 in the rear. Tires are Hankook Ventus of course, 245/40/18 front and 305/30/19 in the rear. Suspension consists of Eibach coilovers and sway bars, while the brakes are from Wilwood.
The car should already be entering testing stages as I write this, and it should be ready for action come April and the Long Beach FD opener.