The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is one of the most recognizable cars of the golden age of muscle thanks to its quad headlights, simple rectangular grille and wide nose to tail stripes. And 52 years later, it is back, although some modern Camaros may have suffered in the process.
Trans am Worldwide, a Florida-based Pontiac expert who decided to revive the classic Super Sport Chevell following a similar recipe, already known for creating new second-generation firebird and even new camaros like the 1969 GTO in the late 1970s. The result is 70 / SS
Starting with a modern Camaro convertible (a coupe will not be offered), the Trans Am Worldwide offers customers three different power options, the base motor being a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 that channels 450 hp (456 PS) on the rear wheels. Choice of a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission.
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A 396 V8 is pushing a claimed 900 hp (912 PS) rear-wheel horsepower, which should have a cam lobe like a saw blade, it’s later on the menu, and you’ll get things if you’re not one of the 25 buyers assigned. Range-topping LS6 / X.
Named after the legendary LS6-Code V8 offered at the 1970 Chevelles and Corvettes with a 450 hp (456 PS) rating that made it even stronger than Chrysler’s powerful 426 hp on paper, this Hello engine comes with a pair of turbochargers and an insane 1,500 wheeled rear hp. 1,521 PS). Despite Bunker’s output, the Trans Am Worldwide engine is described as “roadworthy”, although it remains to be seen how pleasant its traffic behavior with this type of output will be.
The new front and rear fascias of the 70 / SS are quite reliable, and work logically just as well as the same company’s efforts to pass the Camaro as a Firebird or GTO. You will also find those iconic stripes, a cowl induction hood and a choice of eight heritage colors, 10 modern metallic materials or the option to paint your car in a sample you provide.
Other options include brake and wheel upgrades and a removable hardtop, but it looks like a vinyl bench seat and column gear shifter are out. In fact the interior is fundamentally unchanged, though a new transmission shifter, vintage-style stitching patterns on the upholstery and some stylish retro dials are nice touches, like you have to deal with to get into the old style door handles. Car.
Unlike many newer cars made to look older, the SS / 70 looks better. But with a base price of about $ 150,000 and the opportunity to spend much more, it should. That’s enough to buy an original 1970 Chevelle SS 454 convertible in show-winning conditioning ($ 103,000, according to Hagerty), and a brand new 2022 Camaro SS convertible with a 6.2-liter V8 to go with it. Which would you choose?
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