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Russell W. Hoaglin II is a Kansas City native with a passion for high-performance LS rides and it shows in his unique '00 Camaro SS. With a 231/231 duration camshaft, a pair of LPP stainless steel long-tube headers, and a ported and polished throttle body under the hood, Russell's Camaro makes some steam to back up those good looks. The killer 17-inch wheels are from True Forged, wrapped in Nitto 555R drag radials in the rear. Speaking of the rear, Russell's running a Moser 9-inch with 4.11 gears spun by a T56 transmission and a McLeod twin disc clutch. You want to talk about a fun street car? Russell's Camaro has to be a blast rowing through the gears!
Now here is a 1LE fifth-gen worthy of a second look. Owned and built by Brandon Bickler, an active duty solider in the US Army stationed in Fort Lee, Virginia, this '13 1LE Camaro sports a TVS 2300 supercharger under the flat black hood, which works in conjunction with a set of long-tube headers, and a RotoFab cold-air intake to produce over 575 rwhp on the otherwise stock LS3. On the exterior, Brandon has worked hard to keep the 1LE look, while improving appearances with some simple blacked out emblems, a Chevrolet Performance Heritage grille, and a 20-percent window tint to keep things stealth. Pfadt 1.25-inch springs keep the body close to those Continental tires, and we're betting Brandon's 1LE handles like a dream on the street or track. Next up… well, that's top secret.
Sinister, slick, and serious are three words that come to mind when looking at Mitchell Nelson's sick '02 Camaro SS, and the spec sheet is just as sexy. Powered by forged 9.0:1 compression, 408 cubic-inch stroker LQ9, Mitchell's SS isn't one to take lightly, and thanks to a plethora of bolt-on parts as well as a Comp Cams hydraulic roller camshaft, this Camaro belts out over 500 rwhp and even more torque on motor alone. The rest of the combo is just as stout, with a full BMR suspension under the chassis, a Monster Level 5 clutch stuffed in the T56, and a complete exhaust system with hard parts from Kooks Custom Headers and Corsa. Mitchell built that low compression mill for a ProCharger system and people in the Mason City, Illinois, area should be on the lookout once he installs the blower and fortifies the rest of the drivetrain.
It's a 707-rwhp blown G8 that looks like a million bucks. What's not to love? Justin Young runs this impressive '08 Pontiac G8 out of Las Vegas, Nevada, and it's about as wild as a trip to Vegas can be (well, maybe not that wild) with a ProCharged L76 pumping out over 700 rwhp, a custom paint job sitting over custom powdercoated Forgeline ZX3 wheels, and enough suspension and brakes to make a Corvette guy jealous. At 4100 pounds, Justin's G8 can pull over 1.1 g in the corners and haul to a stop in a hurry thanks to the upgraded CTS-V brake calipers. Pedders outfitted the entire suspension, which Justin relies on for road course and street driving. With a baby seat in the back and the 6L80E in overdrive, Justin can cruise with the family or head to the dyno, track, or lonely desert road for a little fun of his own.