Scottie D! The custom car aficionado does it again! Bless you, good sir! You’re a gentleman and a scholar!
Back in 2013, the ScottieDTV host attended the SEMA show in Las Vegas (he’s had some incredible finds at that show over the years) and treated us to a 1969 Chevy Camaro that was outfitted with two 427 V8 engines. Called the “Z-16,” this souped-up Camaro was created in Alpharetta, Georgia, and it’s definitely an alpha of a car from a pure power standpoint.
Each engine can churn out around 600 horsepower, so the only thing that would’ve made the below video better is if Scottie took this thing for a test drive. But, even just seeing it makes for a solid consolation. Check it out!
Any gearhead can appreciate what this beauty is working with under the hood. Precision assembled with ARP, the engines are equipped with a custom Callies crankshaft, forged JE Pistons, special Grind Comp camshafts, and custom Fluidampr Balancers. On top of that, the rear engine drives a Level VII RPM 4L60E automatic transmission controlled by a B&M Shifter and coupled to a modified Corvette C6/Z06 differential/rear suspension.
As it turns out, the 2013 SEMA show wasn’t the last time Scottie D came across the twin V8 engine-stocked Camaro. Several years later, at the 2017 Pigeon Forge Rod Run, he saw it again. This time, thankfully, we actually got to see a little bit of footage of the car driving.
Just listen to the sound of those engines! We could watch stuff like this all day. Man, aren’t custom cars the best?
This post was originally published on January 1, 2017.