For the first time in company history, Hurst Performance Vehicles is offering enthusiasts a turbocharged V-6-powered car with the introduction of the Redline Series Hurst Camaro. The company, long known for its highly-collectible, limited-edition muscle cars, announced this new vehicle as part of a partnership with performance tire manufacturer BFGoodrich.
The new Redline Series Hurst Camaro begins as an ordinary RS V-6 from Chevrolet and is modified at Hurst's Irvine headquarters. For the exterior, the Redline Series Hurst Camaro wears a unique combination of painted graphics and aerodynamic enhancements. An exclusive Hurst Air Speed rear deck spoiler and specially-designed five-spoke 18-inch Hurst T1 alloy wheels are unique to Redline Series cars and help finish off the exterior performance modifications.
According to Hurst, the centerpieces of this special edition vehicle are its significant horsepower and fuel economy gains courtesy of forced induction via an STS Turbo. The STS turbocharger is remote mounted in the rear of the car to the Hurst modified exhaust system. As a result of turbocharging, Hurst is claiming there is a 50 percent gain in rear wheel horsepower, to 360 at 6800 rpm, while rear-wheel torque goes 320 lb-ft at 5000. These benefits are said to come while delivering 30 percent better fuel economy than the stock Camaro SS with its 6.2 liter V-8.
The added power is channeled via either manual or an automatic Hurst Hard-Drive "Pistol Grip" shifter and put to the ground through the Hurst/Detroit Speed coil-over suspension, sway bars and special BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec Redline Edition rubber. The BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec Redline Edition tires were done to honor of the 40th anniversary of the Radial T/A line of tires.
An optional gauge package is available and includes boost and exhaust temperature gauges. The interior comes with Hurst/Katzkin leather seating finished with contrasting stitching and embroidered Hurst logos, a real metal sequentially-numbered interior dash plaque and logo-embroidered floor mats.
Only 50 of these vehicles will be built by Hurst each year and each comes with a custom Hurst car cover, a signed Certificate of Authenticity and signatures in the trunk from the Hurst Team to complete the car's provenance. Price is expected to be in the low- to mid-$50,000 range, according to Hurst.
"This vehicle represents a dramatic leap forward in muscle car technology," said Hurst President Nate Shelton. "For the first time ever, we've been able to create a car that can compete, and often times out perform, vehicles costing much more, while returning increased fuel economy."
The Redline Series Hurst Camaro is sold exclusively by Hurst authorized dealers. We had no information on pricing as this was written. Further information can be found on the Hurst Performance website at www.hurst-performance.com or by calling the facility directly at 949/261-5500.