First, we brought you an introduction of coverage of our own 2013 Super Chevy Suspension and Handling Challenge presented by Nitto Tire. We told you just a little bit about each of the three classic Chevrolets with modern upgraded suspensions which were put to the test against a 2013 Chevy Camaro SS. Last week we told you about one of those classics – the Church Boys Racing ’63 Nova Convertible with a battery of great new bolt-on parts, and this week, we’re focusing on a 1969 Camaro from Art Morrison Enterprises with a new independent rear suspension.
The Challenge consisted of three tests: skid pad, slalom, and a track test on the road course at Willow.
Craig Morrison, Vice President of Art Morrison Enterprises, spoke to Super Chevy editor Jim Campisano about the suspension upgrades and the way the Camaro handles.
“Probably the biggest advantage of having an independent rear suspension is the fact that both tires can obviously move independent of one another, and it gives you a lot more comfortable ride than what a solid-axle would,” Morris explains. “Not only that, we’ve engineered what’s called a multi-link IRS, that actually has some performance advantages over other styles of IRS that lets you sort of steer the car into a corner a lot harder.”
Check out the January 2014 issue of Super Chevy for the complete story and to see how each competitor did, and the February 2014 issue (on newsstands now) for more on the Art Morrison Enterprises 1969 Camaro. Also check back on the first week of January for more information on the Global West Suspension-equipped 1971 Malibu Wagon and a video chronicling its experience at the 2014 Super Chevy Suspension and Handling Challenge.