Year One's New Track Camaro - Bow Tie Briefs

Mike Ficacci Jun 1, 2008 0 Comment(s)

With an easy fit under all TPI hoods, installation is a cinch. No need to hit eBay for factory fuel rails, injectors, or an EGR system, because the SSI intake reuses all the original fuel plumbing. An O-ringed baseplate and lower intake provide a leakfree fit and easy installation of the runner tubes.

BBK got a hold of a bone-stock '88 IROC for chassis dyno testing. Dyno runs were made with the automatic shifter in "D," starting at 65 mph/3,000 rpm and taken all the way up 5,500 rpm, with the stock intake pooping out at around five grand. At 5,074 rpm, a gain of 50 horsepower and 52 lb-ft of torque was observed.

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Leading The Pack
Super Chevy magazine and Source Interlink Media are proud to congratulate Senior Vice President/Group Publisher Doug Evans for being named the new chairman of the SEMA Political Action Committee. Consisting of more than 7,000 members, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) manufactures, distributes, and sells automotive products to all corners of the industry. The role of the Political Action Committee is to act as watchdog for our industry and be our voice on Capitol Hill.

Also, Super Chevy publisher Ed Zinke (shown here with his award) was named 2008 MPMC Media Person of the Year at the annual Media Trade Conference in Los Angeles in January. The Motorsports Parts Manufacturer Council awarded Ed with this high honor due to his enthusiasm and unrelenting ability to help the aftermarket industry in any way, shape, or form.

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Corvette Winter
At the Barrett-Jackson auction in mid-January, Corvette fever hit the chopping block with the sale of two magnificent pieces of machinery. The first '09 Corvette ZR1, nicknamed the "Blue Devil" (the only new ZR1 to be sprayed in Marina blue), commanded a staggering $1 million. Its 620 horsepower and 595 lb-ft of torque put this monster in the company of few others. General Motors expects annual production slightly less than 2,000 units and a price tag around $100,000.

Also, keeping up with Corvette tradition, GM Performance Parts auctioned off the first Anniversary Edition 427ci ZL1 crate engine. The hammer dropped and the engine was sold to Jim Barber, the owner of Classic Automotive Restoration Specialists, for $55,000 after a spirited round of bidding. With an MSRP around $16,000 and only 427 to be produced, Chevy enthusiasts are drooling to get their hands on one of these.

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