Knowing the stance had to be low and mean to invoke the look and performance he was going for, Pete incorporated BC Racing coilovers to bring the car down to just the right height. Still not completely happy with the scene, Pete shaved the rear XM antenna and went so far as to paint the roof black to give the car an even lower appearance.
Keeping with the stealth approach, black with yellow pinstriped 22-inch Precise Super Concave Cor Wheels were shoehorned on all four corners—10-inch wide out back and 9-inch up front—and wrapped in Pirelli P Zero rubber (265/30-22 front, 315/30-22 rear). For Pete’s driving needs, the stock Brembos suffice—at least for now. For a more custom flavor, he painted the calipers black and matched the logo to the car’s exterior pigment.
Pete’s customizing experience also carried into the interior with various subtleties including black-painted bezels and a custom Ace Steering wheel wrapped in black suede and yellow stitching. With an affinity for European-style interiors, Riggs Brothers Auto Tops and Interiors in Chicago handled the business quarters. They incorporated black leather and Alcantara on the seats and door panels to offer a tasty, mixed theme of style and performance throughout. Check out the accompanying yellow double-diamond seat stitching. MGW provided the shifter and composite SS race knob—another piece of attention to detail that sets this Camaro apart from the rest of the over 275,000 fifth-gens on the road today.
Although the car retains its stock GM Yellow pigment, Pete loaded his gun with a PPG blend and sprayed the custom hood, fenders, and ground effects for a perfect match. The aforementioned roof was sprayed in PPG Black.
Pete remembers turning the key for the first time and thinking that GM really got it right with the new Camaro. Even though the car is a little over two years old, he still enjoys long, spirited drives. “I take it out quite a bit when the weather allows, and I really enjoy the car’s handling ability,” Pete told us. “ Of course, I could always use a little more power, but beyond that I wouldn’t change a thing on this car.”
Influence always seems to play an important role when it comes to building or upgrading cars. It can be family, friends, or something random that sticks in one’s mind. But Pete wanted to make it a point to mention that although his dad didn’t physically have too much to do with the car, “he always pushed me to strive for perfection no matter what I was doing,” Pete proudly admits. “I can’t thank him enough for always pushing me to the next level, and I think this car reflects that.”
Pete’s future plans include getting a new Camaro and developing products for that car as well. No doubt those parts will be just as attention-grabbing as the pieces on this killer ’10 Camaro.