STEVE HOPES / 1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO / SINISTR
2016 Meguiar’s Superstars Qualifier – Meguiar’s MotorEx

SINISTR by name, sinister by nature thanks to its brutal 1500hp, twin-turbo, 406-cube Nelson Racing Engines SB Chev. While it may look like a show piece thanks to its mile-deep, HOK Dark Bronze paintwork and acres of polished alloy, Steve’s ’68 Camaro is a hard-core pro tourer. It rides on a SR G-Force chassis, complete with modern suspension architecture, power rack ‘n’ pinion, torque-arm rear, watt’s linkage, Tremec six-speed and adjustable coil-overs all ‘round. Grabbing the pavement is fat 345/25/20 rear boots and 215/40/18 fronts each filled with monstrous Wilwood brakes. In addition to this, Steve spend most of the five-year build on the underside, incorporating a host of clever modifications only Camaro people will notice.

Inside, the custom dash flows into a full-length console, which flows into the rear parcel tray, before wrapping back around into the dash. Steve did everything himself bar the paint, electrical and interior stitch work. “I started out just putting in a big-block,” says Steve. “I then started to cut the floor for the chassis and big wheels and one thing led to another.”

Steve’s sinister beast is enough to make any corner cringe in fear.

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