• Oct 27th 2009 at 4:40PM
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2010 Lingenfelter Camaro LTA - Click above for high-res image gallery

Apparently, there are more Trans Am-obsessed Pontiac aficionados in the world than we initially suspected. While we have a major soft spot in our hearts for the old Poncho F-Bodies, we'd never actually go to the trouble of converting a perfectly good 2010 Camaro into something featuring T-tops and emblazoned with tons of Screaming Chickens. Some, though, seem to feel a life without the Trans Am is no kind of life at all.

First, there was the so-called Phoenix conversion from Kevin Morgan. Now, well-known tuning firm Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is entering the fray with its 2010 Camaro LTA, which resurrects another of Pontiac's most famous muscular lumps: the 455 cubic inch V8. In this case, the mill isn't really a Pontiac engine at all – the 655-horsepower engine is based on an aluminum GM LS-series block that's bored and stroked to equal the desired 455 cubes and capped with ported and polished LS7 heads.

Styling obviously takes its inspiration from the 1971 and 1972 TA, complete with the white and blue paint scheme and prominent twin-grille beak (Endura bumper not included). Naturally, front fender vents join a ducktail spoiler at the rear and 20-inch honeycomb wheels complete the visual package. So far, there's no word on pricing, but we wouldn't expect it to come cheap. Stay tuned for an official debut at the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas.



[Source: Camaro5.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      why, why won't GM just make this ... a special edition. pontiac - not as a brand but a model .... I would go for this over the Camaro any day. I love the screaming chicken! as an after market, I am not so swayed. but as an original GM - you bet. I gave up on GM and don't care about them one bit anymore, but if they did a Trans Am - they might be redeemed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like ass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Glad ASC could sell their design to somebody, and glad somebody actually produced the design they made for GM. This should make Mr. Autoextremist happy, too - as well it should anyone who's been mourning Pontiac longer than a few months (like, since the 70's ended).

      Ah, well. I hear BMW is making the new 3er look more Pontiac-like. Most guys that are old enough to mourn Pontiac for good cause should be able to afford a Bimmer by now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sweet, I like how it totally encapsulates everything that is ugly and amplifies it by 10 :D

      Nah, just not my thing. I can undestand how the Pontiac people would love to finnally have their version. Just keep in mind that it will add atleast 20 to 30 grand over sticker (maybe more).

      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes , from any angle this one just looks a ton better than that ugly-assed Camaro .
      By the way , if 20" wheels & tires handle sooo much better than the normal 14-15-16 and even 17's why do NASCAR racers still use 15" .
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think this would be awesome....plus anything that helps GM realize that shutting down Pontiac was a mistake, I'm all for.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Yawn
      • 5 Years Ago
      Best year of the TA IMHO. Would be cool with an actual Pontiac engine: http://www.jbp-pontiac.com/FeaturedEngine/ultimateStreet.htm
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its a turd bucket as bad as retro 60s C6 vette kits. This thing is stupid and reminds me exactly why Pontiac needs to go. Any loser who forks over money for this needs a life.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I say go for it. I have never liked the camaro in any form. The trans am has always been my coupe of tea. I love the way this one looks. What I have about the camaro is when it has a bodykit, it just makes the car look bulky and unatractive. This one goes more on the GT500 lines which is a heavy car but it doesn't look bulky like the camaro with body kit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the screaming chicken lives!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I realize many will not like this, but I would LOVE to see a modern Smokey and the Bandit version complete with gold tone trim. I think that would be hot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it. I would buy it if I had the $$$
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