2011 Motion 427 and 454 Chevy Camaros - Web Exclusive

Baldwin-Motion's Joel Rosen partners with DeNooyer Chevrolet's Performance Division and Redline Motorsports to build and market 2011 Motion 427 and 454 Camaros.

View Full Gallery

As we reported a short while back, Mr. Motion, Joel Rosen, of Motion Performance fame, was striking a deal to market modern performance machines with the legendary Motion flare. We have learned that the deal is done and Rosen's inked a two-year deal with DeNooyer Chevrolet's Performance division and Redline Motorsports to build Motion Performance 427 and 454 Camaros.

Sucp_1101w_01_o 2011_motion_427_and_454_chevy_camaros Front 2/7

Unlike the automobiles of days of 40 years ago, these 427s and 454s are LS-based, but the power will put fear into the timid-and perhaps into many of the earlier Motion cars, which sell for six figures today. If all goes well, Motion, DeNooyer and Redline could expand the lineup to include Corvettes as well.

As reported last month at www.superchevy.com, the 2011 Fantastic Five are SS-427 (525 HP), Phase III 427 (600 HP), SS-454 (550 HP), PHASE III 454 (625 HP Torque Monster/6-speed manual only) and Phase III 427-SC (800 HP Supercharged Supercar). Complete details can be found at http://www.officialbaldwinmotion.com. Rosen himself ordered car number 001, which will (naturally) be a Phase III 427-SC model.

Sucp_1101w_02_o 2011_motion_427_and_454_chevy_camaros Side 3/7

Details are still emerging, but the Phase III SC models will all use TR6060 six-speed manual gearboxes with ZR1 clutches and axles rated to withstand 1,000 horsepower of abuse. A complete Pfadt chassis and suspension setup is standard on this model as well.

According to Motion Performance spokeman Martyn L. Schorr, prices on the SS427 are expected to start at under $80,000 and range to somewhere in the neighborhood of $150,000 for the full-on Phase III SC.

The SS427 comes with custom painted Motion graphics, interior ungrades, VIN badges and plates. Trim and wheel combinations will change from model to model. To ensure exclusivity, the Phase III and SC wheels are just for these cars and replacement wheels will be available only to verified Motion car owners.

Sucp_1101w_03_o 2011_motion_427_and_454_chevy_camaros Rear 4/7

More than 40 years ago Rosen, a young Brooklyn dyno-tuner, hot rodder, street racer and national record holding drag racer, turned a simple 427 Camaro engine swap into an empire. Working with Baldwin Chevrolet, he was the most prolific builder-marketer of modified new big-block Chevys during the Supercar '60s and '70s. He backed up Phase III models with written money-back performance warranties and now passing the torch to Howard Tanner, a young dyno-tuning specialist and speed shop owner.

"It's Deja Vu all over again," said Joel Rosen, quoting the legendary Yankee, Yogi Berra. "We have re-launched the Baldwin-Motion and Motion brands again, this time capturing the true spirit of what we did in 1967-1974: Market built-to-order, dyno-proven and warranted SS and Phase III 427 and 454 Camaros, crafted by a high-tech dyno shop and available exclusively from a single authorized Chevrolet dealer."

In 1967-1968, Baldwin-Motion marketed its full line of 427 Chevys under The Fantastic Five banner. Advertising and marketing materials, as well the windows at Baldwin Chevrolet, screamed The Fantastic Five. And, that's how they're launching the new line of '11 Motion Camaros.

Sucp_1101w_04_o 2011_motion_427_and_454_chevy_camaros Supercharger 5/7

Howard Tanner is president of Redline Motorsports, a speed shop specializing in fuel-injected vehicles in Schenectady, New York. He and his team are the builders. Dan Carlton, General Manager, DeNooyer Chevrolet's Performance Division in Albany, New York, is handling client contact and all orders will be placed through him.

DeNooyer Chevrolet, owned by second-generation Chevrolet dealer Jim DeNooyer, is the highest volume Chevrolet dealership in upstate New York. As a young, hands-on car guy, DeNooyer was into hot rods, customs and drag racing. He later moved up into fast boats and has held speed records since the 1990s. Sons, Joel and Tom, also high-performance enthusiasts, handle day-to-day operations.

"It's great that the folks at DeNooyer Chevrolet and Redline Motorsports have embraced the Baldwin-Motion heritage of using the latest GM 427 and 454 high-performance factory engines in their new Motion Camaros," said Dr. Jamie Meyer, Product Integration Manager, General Motors Performance Parts.

Sucp_1101w_05_o 2011_motion_427_and_454_chevy_camaros Joel_rosen_signing_motion_poster 6/7

Tanner is a highly skilled engine calibrator and dyno-tuner as well as an experienced builder of large-displacement GM vehicles, including Camaros and Corvettes. Carlton, a respected racer, successful GM of luxury brand dealerships and former Chevrolet dealership principal, has years of experience selling both imported and domestic high-performance vehicles. He is a former New York State Ice Racing Champion and currently competes in sports car, ice racing and Modified motorsports.

Every Motion Camaro will be built to order at Redline and tuned by Howard Tanner on its DYNOmite 1,400 horsepower Eddy Current Load dyno. A full dyno report as well as official Baldwin-Motion documentation will go with each car.

Sanctioned, serialized and signed by Joel Rosen, each 2011 Motion SS and Phase III Camaro will be delivered with custom Motion VIN plates and complete documentation. To prevent future cloning of Motion Camaros, Rosen and Carlton will be establishing a confidential Motion Registry detailing VINs, vehicle specifications and original purchaser data.

Sucp_1101w_06_o 2011_motion_427_and_454_chevy_camaros Joel_rosen_and_howard_tanner 7/7

When Rosen and Motion LLC's Larry Jaworske and Joel Ehrenpreis re-launched the Baldwin-Motion and Motion brands in 2005, they set a new standard for 1969 "continuation" Camaros. The Launch Edition two-seat SuperCoupe, powered by a front/mid-mounted, fuel-injected 540-inch aluminum big-block, won the coveted GM Design Award at SEMA 2005 and set a record at Barrett-Jackson in 2006

"We produced extremely expensive, coach-built Camaros between 2005-2009. This time it's different. Our new Motion 427 and 454 Camaros are much more affordable and drivable, starting at under-$80,000, and will be hard to beat on the street or at a show.

Client Contact: Dan Carlton, 518/526-0412
Dan@DeNooyerperformancedivision.com
www.denooyerperformancedivision.com/

Tech: Howard Tanner, 518/355-8460
Howard@redline-motorsports.net
www.redline-motorsports.net

2011 BALDWIN-MOTION FANTASTIC FIVE!
STANDARD EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS


MOTION SS-427 CAMARO
525 HORSEPOWER

. GM LS7 427 Aluminum Engine
. 7,000-RPM Redline
. Unique 4.125-inch bore block, pressed-in liners
. Cast Aluminum 11.0-to-1 flat-top pistons
. Titanium connecting rods
. Forged steel 4.00-inch stroke crankshaft
. Race-prepped CNC-ported Aluminum heads
. Titanium intake; Sodium-filled exhaust valves
. ATI/Redline damper
. Six-Speed manual transmission
. Paddle-shift 6L80E automatic (OPTIONAL)
. Z06 Corvette clutch
. High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
. MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers
. High -Flow air intake system
. 160-degree High-Flow thermostat
. Custom calibrated Engine Management System
. MGW short throw shifter
. GM wheels
. Custom painted MOTION graphics
. Perforated seat inserts
. Custom embroidered headrests
. MOTION badges & VIN plates
. 3-Year/36,000-Mile Warranty

MOTION PHASE III 427 CAMARO
600 HORSEPOWER

. GM LS7 427 Aluminum Engine
. 7,000-RPM redline
. Unique block, 4
.125-inch bore, pressed-in liners
. Cast Aluminum 11
.0-to-1 flat-top pistons
. Titanium connecting rods
. 4
.00-inch stroke crankshaft
. Race-prepped CNC-ported Aluminum heads
. Custom Redline R3 camshaft
. Titanium intake; Sodium-filled exhaust valves
. HD dual valve springs with Titanium retainers, locks & keepers
. FAST 102-mm LSX-R 102-mm intake manifold
. High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
. ATI/Redline damper
. Six-Speed manual transmission
. Paddle-shift 6L80E automatic (OPTIONAL)
. Z06 Corvette clutch
. MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers
. High-Capacity air intake system
. 160-degree high-flow thermostat
. Relocated heater hoses, fuel lines, evap
. & tb
.
. Custom calibrated Engine Management system
. Custom Powder-Coated valve covers with coil relocation
. MGW short throw shifter
. Custom painted MOTION graphics
. Custom MOTION wheels (stock size tires)
. Custom Phase III Hood with Heat Extractors
. Phase III Eliminator Rear Spoiler
. MOTION badges & VIN plates
. Carbon-Fiber-look seat inserts
. Custom embroidered headrests
. Accented shifter boot; center compartment lid
. MOTION floor mats
. 2-Year/24,000-Mile Warranty MOTION SS-454 CAMARO
550 HORSEPOWER

. GM LSX 454 Engine
. Bore: 4
.185-inch; Stroke: 4
.125-inch
. Cast-Iron block, six-bolt cross-bolted mains
. Forged Aluminum 11
.0-to-1 pistons
. Steel connecting rods
. Forged 4340 Steel crankshaft
. Aluminum (production) LS7 cylinder heads
. Corvette Z06 LS7 intake manifold
. Redline Stage 1 hydraulic roller camshaft
. Titanium intake; Sodium-filled exhaust valves
. High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
. MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers
. ATI/Redline damper
. Six-Speed manual transmission
. Paddle-shift 6L80E automatic (OPTIONAL)
. Z06 Corvette clutch
. High Capacity air intake system
. 160-degree high-flow thermostat
. Custom calibrated Engine Management System
. 454 LSX valve covers
. MGW short throw shifter
. Custom painted MOTION graphics
. GM wheels
. MOTION badges & VIN plates
. Perforated seat inserts, embroidered headrests
. MOTION floor mats
. 3-Year/36,000-Mile Warranty

MOTION PHASE III 454 CAMARO 625 HORSEPOWER (TORQUE MONSTER!)
. GM LSX 454 Engine
. Bore: 4
.185-inch; Stroke: 4
.125-inch
. Cast-Iron block, six-bolt cross-bolted mains
. Forged Aluminum 11
.0-to-1 pistons
. Steel connecting rods
. Forged 4340 Steel crankshaft
. Race-prepped CNC-ported LS7 Aluminum heads
. Redline Stage 3R hydraulic roller camshaft
. Titanium intake; Sodium-filled exhaust valves
. FAST 102-mm LSX-R intake manifold
. High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
. MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers
. ATI/Redline damper
. High-Capacity air intake system
. 160-degree high-flow thermostat
. Custom calibrated Engine Management System
. 454 LSX valve covers
. Six-Speed manual transmission (ONLY)
. Z06 Corvette clutch
. MGW short throw shifter
. Solid rear cradle; Poly differential bushings
. Custom painted MOTION graphics
. Custom MOTION wheels (stock size tires)
. Custom Phase III Hood with Heat Extractors
. Custom Phase III 454 Rear Spoiler
. MOTION badges & VIN plates
. Custom Carbon-Fiber-look seat inserts
. Custom embroidered headrests
. MOTION floor mats
. 2-Year//24,000-Mile Warranty MOTION PHASE III 427-SC CAMARO SUPERCAR 800 HORSEPOWER SUPERCHARGED
. Supercharged GM LS7 427 Aluminum Engine
. 2
.8-Liter Twin-Screw Supercharger System
. Eight-Rib supercharger drive assembly
. Unique block, 4
.125-inch bore, pressed-in liners
. Forged 2618 Aluminum 9
.3-to-1 pistons
. Forged 6
.125-inch H-Beam Steel connecting rods
. Forged 4
.00-inch stroke steel crankshaft
. Race-prepped CNC-ported Aluminum heads
. Custom Redline R3-SC Blower camshaft
. ATI/Redline damper
. High-Efficiency tubular exhaust system
. MBRP Stainless Steel mufflers, dual outlets
. High-Capacity air intake system
. 160-degree high-flow thermostat
. Custom calibrated Engine Management System
. High-Capacity fuel system
. Upgraded TR6060 Six-Speed manual transmission (ONLY)
. ZR1 Corvette dual disc clutch system
. MGW short throw shifter
. 1,000 Horsepower axles
. Pfadt Billet rear cradle mounts
. Pfadt differential bushings
. Pfadt trailing arms & tie rods
. Pfadt Coil-Over F&R Suspension
. Pfadt F&R sway bars
. Brembo Six-Piston Monoblock front brakes with 380-mm two-piece rotors
. Brembo Four-Piston Monoblock rear brakes with 380-mm two-piece rotors
. Custom MOTION painted striping
. Custom MOTION wheels with painted accents
. Custom Phase III-SC Hood with glass window
. Aggressive front fascia with air intake inlets
. Phase III-SC Rear Spoiler
. MOTION badges & VIN plates
. Accented front and rear seats with embroidered headrests with Carbon-Fiber finish
. 1-Year/12,000-Mile Warranty

« Prev 1 2 Next »

MORE PHOTOS

VIEW FULL GALLERY

COMMENTS

subscribe to the magazine

get digital get print
TO TOP