Motion SuperSpeedster Camaro - Building The Motion Super Speedster

How Did Motion Top Its Mind Blowing Super Coupe? How About With A Radical 700-Horsepower Super Speedster?

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The left rear quarter has been cut away, the mounting locations for the IRS have been determined and the suspension components hung for final measurements

The brakes are Baer Extreme-Plus two-piece, 14-inch cross-drilled and slotted rotors with Motion-branded six-piston calipers at all four corners. Both the front and rear brakes are ducted for additional cooling. Motion chose Bonspeed Huntington wheels with 18x10-inches up front on 285/30ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sports tires. At the rear, the Bonspeeds measure a steam roller-size 19x12 on 345/30ZR19 Michelin meats.

The SuperSpeedster body may look similar to the SuperCoupe, but the differences are significant. As Phil noted, "there isn't a single body panel on this car that wasn't altered." Up front, the fenders were cut, stretched and widened four inches on each side and bulge out over the wide wheels for a muscular look. This wasn't done to this degree on the SuperCoupe. By widening the front fenders, it provides a balance with the quarters, which received a five-inch widening job on each side. The taillamp panel looks recessed, but it really isn't. Instead, the rear of the quarter panels and the trailing edge of the deck were extended two additional inches past the taillamp panel's stock location.

The paint is a retina-burning Motion Yellow with the traditional Motion wide center stripe, this time done in Charcoal. The center stripe runs the length of the car, including through the interior and instrument panel. The base coat/clear coat has four extra coats of clear, hand rubbed for a deep luster.

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Phil integrated some of his own ideas into the design of the SuperSpeedster. One was to widen the front fenders so they are as wide as the rear quarters to give the body more front to rear symmetry.

Inside, Phil designed an interior themed after the classic 1963 Corvette cockpit. The gauge cluster panel is constructed of one-piece billet aluminum. It's been machine swirl polished and custom fitted with Auto Meter gauges. The charcoal interior boasts leather seats and leather dash pads. The console top matches the machine turned gauge cluster panel.

A true speedster doesn't have a top. What the Motion SuperSpeedster does have is a custom fitted fiberglass tonneau cover designed by Phil. He also engineered the power operating system that raises and lowers the tonneau cover. In the center of the seats is a large round opening that is part of the woofer system utilizing a tube through the console connected to a sealed box in the trunk, which contains a pair of 10-inch woofers.

Everywhere you look in, under and on the SuperSpeedster, you'll find an extensive use of custom aluminum billet, much of it designed by Phil. That's true except for under the Stinger hood. There you'll find a Rosen-designed masterpiece-a 540 cubic inch Brodix/Motion all aluminum engines that produce in excess of 700 at the flywheel. While Motion engines are available with carburetion, supercharging or fuel injection, the SuperSpeedster's engine is fitted with a Kinsler Cross Ram fuel injection arrangement that looks spectacular and delivers incredible amounts of power across the rpm range. Hooked to the engine is a Tremec five-speed manual gearbox.Next month we'll show you Motion's SuperSpeedster in completed form and you'll agree it's like no Camaro you've ever seen.

Sources

Motion Performance
Baldwin, N. 11510-0597

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