If you're unfamiliar with GAP Racing, they built the car for SEMA last year named Enigma, and won the SEMA Best Design Award for the Best Crate Engine Build. They do top notch work and have found their groove updating classic icons. This year, they are working on a ZL1-inspired 1967 Camaro named Carma. While being interviewed for The Block (theblock.com), builder Tim Palazzolo said, "Mr. Snell calls it Carma (karma) because of all the trouble he went through to finally get another 1967 convertible. He just feels like getting the car done to this level at this time is all because of karma.
The goal is for the car to be as drivable and turnkey as some new Detroit iron. Taking inspiration from Chevrolet's ZL1 Camaro, Carma is equipped with an LT4 crate engine from Chevrolet Performance, a Bowler Tremec transmission, a Roadster Shop 9-inch, and 14-inch Baer brakes. This drivetrain combination is contained within a Roadster Shop SPEC chassis, giving the car the strength and rigidity it needs to stay planted.
In addition to some serious power, there are many subtle styling queues which will set the car apart from the pack. A custom CNC-cut RS grille, custom taillights, a handmade steel replica of the deck spoiler, and ZL1 exhaust tips are just a few ticks off the list of unique touches that Carma will be receiving during the build. "Mr. Snell is trusting me to add some creative touches to the car. I really think him and I have the same end goal and vision," Palazzolo says. "The next time he will see it is when him and his family are at the unveil in Las Vegas. I'm really excited to see their reaction."
Judging by work we've seen coming from GAP Racing, it's safe to say that Carma's owners will be thoroughly impressed with finished product and we can't wait to see it later this year.