Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Camaro i42 with 500 horsepower by Irmscher


GM's European tuning partner Irmscher has devised its own Euro-iteration of the Chevrolet Camaro SS called the i42.

The model debuted at the Essen motor show a few weeks ago and features a supercharged version of the 6.2 liter V8 that is good for 509 PS (502 bhp / 374 kW), putting its output close to that of the upcoming Z28 which will feature around 550 horses.

With the help of fellow tuners Auto Magnus and Velocity Performance Parts, Irmscher added that supercharger as well as a sport exhaust system, performance brakes (380 mm with 6 piston calipers and 355 mm with 4 piston calipers, front and rear, respectively) and an adjustable sport suspension.

The Camaro i42 also comes with 22-inch alloy wheels in a black and silver design. The body is adorned with thick black racing stripes at each end over the top of the car and "Since 68" stickers; referencing Irmscher's heritage.

Performance figures on the i42: 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4 seconds flat and a top speed of 275 km/h (171 mph).

Prices in Germany start at �49,000 ($65,000), which includes the standard Camaro SS.

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