1996 Chevrolet Camaro - 8-Second Addiction

Taner Bosnali's 8-second, LT1-powered '96 Camaro: The fastest six-speed LT1 in the world

Justin Cesler Aug 1, 2011 0 Comment(s)
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Out back, Taner's Camaro is outfitted with a Moser 9-inch rear that relies on an aluminum centersection and a spool to transfer power out to the wheels. In street trim, Taner boils a set of 17x11-inch ZR1 wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson drag radials, a combination that he swaps out for a pair of 28x10.5 ET Drag's come race day. In order to lay down the sick 1.27-second sixty-foot times and stand the ol' LT1 up on the back bumper, Taner has tweaked the rear suspension using a plethora of goodies from BMR Suspension and AFCO Racing, all parts that work well on both the track and the street, which is exactly why Taner chose them for his rocket.

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Really though, it's the T56 that really makes this Camaro so special and it is also the reason that Taner can lay claim to the title of the "Quickest street driven six-speed F-body" and the "First LT1 six-speed in the 9's and 8's," which is actually a title Taner holds all by himself, since no other LT1 six-speed has ever been in the 8-second zone before. "You couldn't cruise at 80 mph still knocking down almost 20 mpg with a TH400 and a 5500-rpm stall mated to an LT1." That's a fact and one that Taner is quite proud of. Although, even with all that Taner has accomplished, it is important to mention how truly humble this champion from Canada really is. "This car couldn't have accomplished what it has without the help of some very good friends! With family and a hectic work schedule that always comes first, there is not much time left for wrenching. With that said, if I can recognize my family and friends in GMHTP, then all is very well!" Taner, you can do whatever you want as long as you keep bangin' gears and hanging 'em high...

Taner can lay claim to the title of the "Quickest street-driven 6-speed F-body" and the "First LT1 6-speed in the 9's and 8's."

Data File

Car: 1996 Camaro SS
Owner: Taner Bosnali
Block: LT1, 399 cid
Compression ratio: 11.4:1
Heads: AFR 227cc, Manley 2.100 intake, 1.600 exhaust valves
Cam: Custom solid roller
Rocker arms: Jesel shaft-mount 1.6-ratio
Pistons: JE, forged
Rings: Total Seal
Crankshaft: Callies, forged
Rods: Oliver, billet
Throttle body: FAST 2000cfm
Fuel injectors: 55 lb/hr
Fuel pump: Lonnies Performance, twin in-tank Walbro
Ignition: MSD front-mount distributor, MSD coil, NGK plugs
Engine management: FAST XFI, tuned by the owner
Power Adder: Custom NOS fogger, ZEX perimeter plate
Exhaust system: Lemons 1 7/8-inch to 2-inch stepped long-tube headers, 4-inch collector
Transmission: T56, built by Liberty Gears
Clutch: McLeod Street Twin
Driveshaft: DTS 3-inch, steel
Front suspension: AFCO coilovers, removed swaybar, BMR upper and lower control arms, tubular K-member, Madman SYA bars, travel limiters
Rear suspension: AFCO shocks, stock springs, BMR lower control arms, torque arm, Panhard bar, Xtreme swaybar
Rear end: Moser 9-inch, 3.89 gear, Moser 35-spline axles, spool
Brakes: Aerospace front, stock rear
Wheels: Weld Pro Star 15x3.5 front, 15x10 rear (track); ZR1 17x9 front, 17x11 rear (street)
Front tires: Moroso DS2 26x3.5 (track); Goodyear Eagle F1 275/40/17 (street)
Rear tires: Mickey Thompson ET Drag 28x10.5 (track); Mickey Thompson drag radial 315/35/17 (street)
Fuel: 91-octane (motor), VP C16 (nitrous)
Best ET/mph: 8.97/155.23
Best 60-ft. time: 1.27
Current mileage: 120,000 km
Miles driven weekly: 100 km

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