We love checking out fresh builds, so we were very happy to stumble upon Speedway’s newest creation on day one of the 2016 PRI Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Their catchphrase for the car is “Like a toy car brought to life!” and we agree that at first glance it looks like a 1:1 scale model of a Hot Wheels or Matchbox car from our childhood. But, this ride is actually serious business!
This is the latest ride for Team Speedway and it will be attacking autocross and road course events across the US next year including Goodguys and the Optima Series. Best of all they will be giving rides to lucky passengers. The 1967 Camaro will be piloted by Robby Unser, so we know the driver will squeeze the most out of the heavily modded Camaro.
We’re going to knock out a full feature on this unique ride, but we thought you would like some teaser shots and background info. The front is based around Speedway Motors Unser Edition G-Comp front suspension while the rear is a IRS setup with BMR arms along with G-Force axles and 9-inch center section. AFCO four-way adjustable shocks are on all four corners as are the AFCO high-performance disc brakes.
The body has been custom flared to handle the huge 355/30/18 Kumho tires and the front fenders as well as the hood are all fiberglass to save weight. Plum Crazy paint and Jeff Allison designed flames give the Camaro a “stand out in the crowd” look. Under the hood is an all-aluminum 440-inch small-block (the NO LS crowd will surely love that) built by Speedway Racing Engines. The mill features 18-degree Chevy heads, a COMP bumpstick, and is fired by an MSD ignition. Topping the small-block is a Kinsler 8-stack EFI intake and the whole deal is back up by a Tremec T56 with a Dedrichs Motorsports conversion.
It’s an insane and completely badass ride that we’re dying to take a ride in.