Boost, juice, meth…so many choices. Why not choose all of the above? That was Jaime Rodriguez’s recipe for making 919-rwhp and 749 lb-ft of torque with a 2010 Camaro SS. With help from Matt Sorian at Florida Speed & Power, this fifth-gen (aka “The BeaSSt”) walks the tightrope with a combination that uses the stock LS3 bottom-end thanks to some stellar tuning using HP Tuners.
The owner-built SS from Rosenberg, Texas utilizes a set of TSP ported stock LS3 cylinder heads with a “Night Fury” cam, ECS Novi 1500 supercharger kit (3.33-inch pulley), Alky Control single nozzle methanol injection, and Cold Fusion nitrous plate (35hp) to do the heavy lifting, using 93-octane pump gas in the tank and C16 in a stand-alone nitrous fuel system. However, it also sports a host of carefully selected components to support the upgrades including:
-Rollmaster double roller timing set
-ported oil pump
-Comp Cams trunion upgrade
-Manley valvesprings and pushrods
-LS9 head gaskets
-ARP head bolts
-NGK BR7ER spark plugs
-LPE return-less dual fuel pump and module
The auto tech by day says this is a true streetcar that gets driven to and from the track, and has racked up 65,000 miles. Miraculously there has only been one major incident with the factory rear end, which was remedied with a set of Driveshaft Shop 1400hp axles. LPE 3.70 gears, LPW cover, Redline gear oil, and the “posi mod” help fortify the 8.5-inch aluminum center section. Additional drivetrain upgrades include a Mantic twin-disc clutch and Hurst shifter. With Pedders bushings, sway bars, and H&R springs the blown SS has managed a 1.56 sixty-foot on the way to a 10.72 at 131mph using M&H drag radials on 17-inch drag wheels.