Some projects grow and morph over time, while others spiral out of control faster than Charley Sheen high on, well … Charley Sheen. Our 2010 Camaro SS project car falls solidly into the latter category, albeit with a bit less tiger’s blood or warlock high jinks. When we first started the project, we were just going to tighten up the handling, add a touch more power to the LS3, and slap on a few trinkets to dress the SS up a bit. Yeah, that didn’t happen. Our SS now puts over 660 hp to the tires and has a ton of suspension work done. Given the wretched excess in these areas, it was decided we should dive into the appearance aspect as well. Now, we did retain some sanity, so repainting the whole car or doing crazy sheetmetal mods were ideas left off the table. But we figured adding a few bolt-on parts could really give the Camaro a makeover. Up front, we decided to go with a Seibon carbon-fiber hood Anvil Auto. The hood wasn’t a wild departure from stock, but with a couple of heat extractors and a more aggressive cowl, it really caught our attention. For the rear of the car we picked up a carbon-fiber trunk lid and spoiler also from Anvil. The trunk lid is an exact duplicate of the GM piece, but the spoiler is far more aggressive.
At first we were content to just bolt on the CF pieces and call it a day, but a rendering submitted to us by artist Ben Hermance got our gray matter oozing with ideas of how cool project CP-28 could look. His idea was that some silver paint would tie the pieces into the car and result in a more cohesive OEM look.