• Nov 4th 2009 at 12:20PM
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2010 Lingenfelter Camaro SS - Click above for high-res image gallery

The controversially-styled T/A Concept wasn't the only car that Lingenfelter Performance Engineering brought out to SEMA this year. Yesterday the legendary performance company unveiled its 2010 Camaro SS, and we made sure to stop by the Hotchkis booth to see the car in person.

With a modified version of the 427ci LS7 V8, the Lingenfelter Camaro is a serious contender for the most potent Camaro on the show floor. With a Magnuson supercharger, titanium connecting rods, forged JE pistons and titanium intake valves, the 7.0-liter motor pushes out 750 horsepower! Performance upgrades also include a clutch and flywheel from the ZR1 that have a better shot at standing up to the abuse, Corsa exhaust system, Brembo brakes, Hotchkis suspension components and more.

Visually, the Camaro gets Lingenfelter's body kit that leaves no panel untouched including a carbon fiber grille, a hood with functional air extractors and custom 10-spoke wheels. Read more about the car after the jump, or check out our live photos in the high-res gallery below.



Photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

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DECATUR, Ind. - Always on the leading-edge of performance refinement, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) will once again show its muscle, debuting a 750 hp supercharged 2010 LS7 Camaro SS engine and performance package at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The vehicle will be displayed at the Hotchkis Sport Suspension booth 24442, Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.

"Lingenfelter's heritage is in using precision engineering to bring even more capability to already high-performing vehicles," said Ken Lingenfelter, owner, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. "Our LS7 Camaro SS package follows that tradition. In addition to the road-shattering 750 hp engine, the performance and body enhancements deliver stunning refinements in both power and curb appeal for one of today's most sought-after sports cars."

With a focus on supercharging the Camaro's power plant, the Lingenfelter 427 CID/7.0L LS7 engine features an 8.8:1 compression ratio with forged JE pistons, production GM LS7 crankshaft and titanium connecting rods, and LS7 cylinder heads with titanium intake valves and Inconel exhaust valves. Other engine upgrades include:

* Magnuson/Eaton TVS2300 supercharger
* Custom-fabricated LS7 cylinder head supercharger base manifold
* Lingenfelter 14-rib rear drive system with tensioner pulley
* Lingenfelter/ATI Racing 10-rib front accessory drive
* Lingenfelter heavy duty power steering pump
* Lingenfelter low temperature thermostat
* Custom Lingenfelter coil covers

In addition to ensuring the LS7 Camaro SS delivers more raw power, the 2010 Lingenfelter package ups the ante on overall performance and also features: Lingenfelter 6-bolt LS9 twin disk flywheel and clutch assembly; Lingenfelter Camaro SS twin pump fuel system with Lingenfelter fuel pump controller; Lingenfelter double adjustable Sachs shocks; heavy duty Driveshaft Shop halfshafts; Brembo brake calipers and rotors; Corsa stainless exhaust system; and Hotchkis suspension springs, anti-sway bars and subframe brace.

Body enhancements are also part of the Lingenfelter LS7 Camaro SS package. The 2010 SEMA display vehicle features a front fascia splitter, rocker extensions, carbon fiber grille, new hood with air extractors, rear deck lip and spoiler; rear fascia extension; and Lingenfelter Performance Engineering exhaust tips. Custom Lingenfelter 10-spoke design wheels with Pirelli 275/40ZR20 tires on the front and Pirelli 305/35ZR20 on the back are also part of the performance upgrades.

A number of driver comfort, performance and style improvements finish off the Lingenfelter package, including: Muth turn signal mirrors; Mito rear view mirror with video display; Lingenfelter/Grant custom steering wheel; and Lingenfelter-brand CNC machined pedal covers, floor mats and embroidered interior.

Coveted Lingenfelter badges are emblazoned on the 2010 LS7 Camaro SS exterior, indicating the vehicle's authenticity as a certified Lingenfelter creation.

The Lingenfelter 750 hp supercharged 2010 LS7 Camaro SS engine and performance package is one of the company's high performance GM engine and vehicle packages available for purchase and installation by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. View it and more at www.lingenfelter.com.

For more than 30 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has created a matchless heritage of bringing astounding new capabilities to the world's most sought-after sports cars. This legendary record of precision engineering continues today, as the highly skilled Lingenfelter production team continues to target design excellence in engine packages, superchargers and high-performance aftermarket components that refine power, speed and control. For more information, visit www.lingenfelter.com, contact Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at 1557 Winchester Road, Decatur, IN 46733, or call 260.724.2552.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      What would really be news worthy would be if someone could figure out how to get this thing to look less massive. Is it a muscle car or a sedan?

      It's a great design at it's heart but the proportions are completely out of whack and don't work. I want to like it more and gave one another hard look yesterday in a parking lot and the thing is just freaking gargantuan. I'm talking Oprah meets Tyra Banks on a twinkie binge fat! It looks massive next to other coupes not to mention next to four dour sedans like a camry.

      I'm sorry but it just looks bloated and out of place like a 40 year old ex high school jock who is now 350 lbs, balding, and thinks he looks cool in his Ed Hardy wear. The new camaro is the automotive equivalent of Ed Bundy from Married with Children. Give me the original over any of these tired, fat refried 5,500 lb "musclecars" any day.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Kevin ..who hasnt seen one of these in person yet? i seen about 6 of these on saturday ( I do live in Vegas though so they are all over town now) ..and yes they are pretty big ...on paper it doesnt seem that big ...but when sitting next to a mustang ..it "looks" alot bigger ..the mustang visually looks smaller

        we all know the Challenger is HUGE ..lets not hurt its feelings anymore then it is lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        Three paragraphs of meaningless banter. That's all I read.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I completely agree. It looks fine in pictures, but it is far too big in person. It's disappointing because I was really eager to have these cars around. Truthfully, in person, they look bigger than any other coupe or sedan on the road. They're Caprice Classic 1992 Shamu-the-car big, and that's not always a good thing.

        If only they could have kept it as compact as a BMW 3-series, Corvette, or Porsche 911 size, it would have been perfect. In fact, the Corvette is the exact opposite. The Corvette looks big in pictures, but small in person.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am not a GM fan. You have to like one with a 750 HP V8. I remeber years ago there was a twin turbo big block Trans Am in Car Craft it put out over 1400HP.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the Camaro from my local dealer better. Give me an SS Camaro and I'll be happy. I think the ligenfelter looks to fake. I'm sure its fast though!
      • 5 Years Ago
      What a POS, looks like he went down to the local auto parts store and bought every Chinese made accessory and put it on the car. They sure do have strange taste in cars out in the midwest...no wonder Detroit has been losing market share for 30 years.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good to see his name continue with cars like these.
      • 5 Years Ago
      this is what lingenfelter should be doing. not knockoff trans am crap!
      This thing is BAD!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow...that is a mighty fine Camaro!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does anyone get the feeling that America is finally going through another muscle-car resurgence?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree that the 67 to 69 camaro looked much better. These are hardly 5500 LB cars as you state. With this much power they would destroy most cars on the road. How could anyone not like this car?
      • 5 Years Ago
      the engine ....WONDERFUL ...

      that body kit ...HORRIBLE ...some people need to learn to leave some things alone

      these camaros just do not look good with body kits ..is it just me or does it look like two bodykits ...one on top of the other...

      i havent seen one that i liked...although I did like The Dusk one they showed yesterday cause it was clean ..simple and made the Camaro look a little more refined
      • 5 Years Ago
      Before some smart ass responds I noticed the typo. it should be remember.
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