In 1987, Car and Driver Magazine set out to find the fastest street car in America. In that same year, the Ferrari F40 proved to be the first-ever production car to break the 200mph barrier; however, urban legends told of street machines that could hang and beat it. It was at the dawn of the horsepower wars, and the exchange rate of 500 ponies in 1987 is as daunting as 1,000 in 2020.
The year 1986 was hardly a watershed moment for the Chevrolet Camaro. If anything, it was arguably a low point in “generation three.” First, the top V8 lost power, going from 215 horsepower down to 190. Federal regulations necessitated a new center, high-mount safety light that General Motors placed on the outside of the rear glass. This temporarily disrupted the car’s clean profile while engineers worked on an integrated solution for 1987.
Ben and I rolled up the garage door one morning to find this beast casually parked outside as if it were nothing special. That’s the beauty of relocating ourselves out here in the heart of a flourishing automotive world. Everywhere we turn there’s something new, inspiring, or jaw dropping to feed our automotive passion. Between the aggressive rake, staggered wheels, and meaty tires, this tubbed-out Camaro had a steamroller style stance showing that it means business.