They say there are two things certain in life: death and taxes. If you apply that same thought process to the world of muscle cars, then it’s safe to say the Ringbrothers will debut at least one remarkable build every year at SEMA; the worlds largest automotive aftermarket stage.
That was certainly the case at the 2016 SEMA show, as Jim and Mike Ring have quite possibly raised the proverbial muscle car bar once more with G-Code, a beautifully crafted 1969 RS Camaro. G-Code carries all the tasty fabricated nuances one would expect from the Ringbrothers, yet done so while leaving the Camaro’s 1960’s spirit wholly in tact.
The Ringbrothers are one of the elite few car builders who are able to make major bodywork modifications appear subtle in nature when they actually aren’t. Not subtle are the amazingly handcrafted carbon fiber pieces, which include the hood insert, front and rear spoilers and the unique piece that mimics the body’s rocker panel and “gills” that make the 1969 Camaro so identifiable.
Although G-Code remains true to itself on the exterior, under the hood, all bets are off. A Wegener Automotive LS3 stroked to 416 cubic inches features a Whipple supercharger perched on top, which brings the horsepower rating up to nearly 1,000 hp.
A full Detroit Speed Inc. suspension system keeps the car on track, while Baer brakes handle stopping duties and look right at home behind the HRE 19x10 and 20x13-inch wheels.
We’ll run a full feature on this amazing first-gen Camaro in an upcoming issue of Chevy High Performance and online at chevyhiperformance.com, but until then, be sure to stay on top of your taxes and enjoy this abbreviated SEMA mini-feature of Mike and Jim Ring’s latest piece of muscle car art.