- Feb 16, 2007
Sweet! Paddle-shift-equipped Pro-Touring '68 Camaro
There are a lot of cool looking 1968 Camaros on the street. Head over to Detroit for the Woodward Dream Cruise in August and we're sure you'll see more than you can count. Many are stock, but some sport mag wheels, blowers, heavily modified engines... you name it, you'll see it. Over at Twist Machine, they took a Camaro with a 406 All Iron Small Block Chevy-Carbureted V8 and mated it to a paddle-shifted manumatic 4L60E transmission.
Using your own technology in an expensive hot-rod is a good way to show off your company's mechanical prowess. Considering traditional manuals are falling out of favor, the time to strike is now.
Some other cool mods done to this hot rod include a ten-point roll cage, Baer 13"/12" brakes, and lower control arms and uprights pulled from an '87 Corvette.
We like the idea of equipping a 20th century classic with some 21st century tech, but we don't think it's destined for the I-75 commute any time soon.
Be sure to check out the video of the Camaro in action, but be forewarned, it takes some time to load.