• Jun 2, 2009
The 1969 Camaro is one of the most iconic pony cars, and there are plenty of '69s on the road, many of which have been tweaked to provide more power than the impressive stock 427 big-block V8. However, none have been outfitted with the most powerful production GM engine in its 100-year history; the 638-hp LS9. That was true until the Jackass was completed.

The Jackass was constructed by GM engineer and Pro Touring stud Mark Stielow in 20 months. And the modified '69 Camaro is more than just a supercharged V8. Stielow added the wheels, tires, and carbon ceramic brakes from the ZR1, along with an Art Morrison subframe and a Tremec T56 tranny from a Dodge Viper. The result? 511 horsepower at the rear wheels, and a price tag that surpasses a loaded ZR1. While that's quite a bit of coin, but someone had to do it first and it appears Stielow's done it right the first time.

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      the ride of demon!
      • 5 Years Ago
      "427 SMALL block"??? Uhm . IF you got a 427 Camaro, that would be a big block. All others were small block.
        • 5 Years Ago
        umm @mike

        the zr1 engine is not the 427. the 7 litre in the z06 is what you are thinking about.

        the 6.2 litre is about 378 cubic inches

        but yeah the original 427 was a big block, it needs a correction
      • 5 Years Ago
      JACKASS! Whoever picked that color!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would prefer to use the LS7, its the best sounding V8 I have ever herd. The thing sounds angry just idling.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. That is truly amazing.
      I'm kind of hoping for the new Z28 be the Camaro "Z06" and for a new "ZL1" to be the Camaro "ZR1" (both referring to new Camaro, of course). THAT would be SICK.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bonkers! Gotta do something about the wheels though. I know they are from the ZR1 but they look out of place on a '69 Camaro.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here's hoping that ain't the final color. Surely, it is a base coat or a tinted primer or something. Maybe they will be using a variation of Atomic Orange.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is a 127 hp loss in the drivetrain (almost 20%) normal? Seems high to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought that exact same thing. I did a little nosing around the interwebz and it looks like that's not unreasonable for a rear wheel drive setup.

        Still seems like a lot, though!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Must be some intake and exhaust restrictions, for now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is that car such an ugly color?
      everything else seems perfect....but that color
        • 5 Years Ago
        The color and the wheels aren't doing it for me. I guess if I had to change one it would be the wheels, but I would've definitely picked a different color to start with...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe this car will be sold at Barret-Jackson for several million a few years later.
      Quantumphysics
      • 5 Years Ago
      I believe the car can now be called:

      SUICIDE MACHINE.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Quantumphysics
        More like hell on wheels.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now there's a recipe for tire smoke!

      If only driving a classic like this didn't mean accepting 1960s safety standards.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Safety standards aren't the point of this car. If you... The point...

        Oh, what's the use. If you don't get it, you don't get it. Besides, it has a roll cage. That's all the safety I need.
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