Let’s face it, it’s the little things in life that sometimes have the biggest impact. Even the most sedate-looking ride can get a ton more attitude from the addition of a scoop here or a spoiler there. Changing up the look of a car doesn’t have to be drastic to help it stand out in a crowd. There was nothing necessarily wrong with the look of our ’01 Z28 project car, which we affectionately refer to as Black Betty, but there really wasn’t anything noteworthy about how it looked either. In fact, the whole point of the Z28 package was performance, and as such, the aesthetics of the Camaro doesn’t vary much from how its V-6 cousin looks.
We’ve always been fans of fourth-gen SS Camaros. In our opinion the SS hood is the second nicest one ever offered on a Camaro, and the rear spoiler helps accentuate the Camaro’s aerodynamic body lines. The problem is that finding real-deal GM SS hoods and spoilers isn’t all that easy. Thankfully, the aftermarket has us covered with reproduction parts. We also figured that since we had some paint, it was a good time to get a couple more style points by adding a sleek RK Sport front grille, and we also gave the rear tail panel some custom attention. With a plan and a stack of parts, we hit up Seth Boldman, owner of Aggressive Designs, in Santa Fe Springs, California, for a little body panel massage and paint application.