• Aug 13th 2010 at 4:59PM
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The gang at Hurst Performance Vehicles are unleashing their first ever turbocharged machine in honor of the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the BFGoodrich Radial T/A. Only 50 of the Redline Series Hurst Camaros are to be produced annually with each powered by a force-fed 3.6-liter V6. Power will flow to 18-inch Hurst T1 wheels with new Radial T/A Spec tires.

Hurst installs what it calls a "remoted-mounted" turbocharger on its modified exhaust, which actually doesn't sound like a very good idea if you're concerned about lag. Output should be about 360 horsepower and 320 pound-feet at the rear wheels – a 50-percent bump from stock. Inside, the turbocharged Camaro gets a pistol grip shift lever, custom leather upholstery and floor mats and an optional gauge package.

The Redline Series Camaro will sticker in the mid-$50,000 range depending on the options selected.

[Source: Hurst]

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For the first time in company history, Hurst Performance Vehicles is offering enthusiasts a turbocharged V6 powered Hurst branded muscle car with the introduction of the Redline Series Hurst Camaro. The company, long known for its highly collectible limited edition muscle cars, announced this new vehicle as part of a partnership with performance tire manufacturer BFGoodrich® Tires, highlighting its BFGoodrich Radial T/A® Spec Redline Edition tire in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Radial T/A line of tires.

The new Redline Series Hurst Camaro begins as an ordinary RS V6 from Chevrolet and is modified at the company's Irvine headquarters transforming into a modern muscle car that performs as well as it looks.

For the exterior, the Redline Series Hurst Camaro wears a unique combination of painted graphics and aerodynamic enhancements. An exclusive Hurst AIR-SPEED™ rear deck spoiler and specially designed five-spoke 18" Hurst T1 alloy wheels are unique to Redline Series cars and help finish off the exterior performance modifications.

The centerpieces of this special edition vehicle are its significant horsepower and fuel economy gains courtesy of forced induction via an STS Turbo. The STS turbocharger is remote mounted in the rear of the car to the Hurst Modified exhaust system. As a result of turbocharging, there is a 50% gain in rear wheel horsepower and additional torque, all the while delivering 30% better fuel economy than the stock Camaro SS with its 6.2 liter V8.

The added power is channeled via either manual or an automatic Hurst HARD-Drive "Pistol Grip" Shifters and put to the ground through the Hurst/Detroit Speed coil-over suspension, sway bars and special BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec Redline Edition rubber. An optional gauge package is available and includes boost and exhaust temperature gauges

Just as one would expect, the interior is the standard of cool with Hurst/Katzkin leather seating finished with contrast stitching and embroidered Hurst logos, a real metal sequentially numbered interior dash plaque and logo-embroidered floor mats.

Only 50 of these vehicles will be built by Hurst each year and each comes with a custom Hurst car cover, a signed Certificate of Authenticity and signatures in the trunk from the Hurst Team to complete the car's provenance.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      The remote mounting may be required because of the direct injection or some other complication of the manifolds on that V6. An integrated turbo that is part of the exhaust system can actually be even more efficient/powerful than a traditional turbo, but of course it is impossible to upgrade once in place. Turbo'ing any direct injection engine is going to be very difficult if it's not done to begin with by the original engineering team.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why don't I just order a white Camaro LS with a stickshift and install a Turbo myself instead? Will be just as badass for half the price.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. I could get down with a V6 turbo Camaro (novelty value alone), but that price is laughable.
      • 5 Years Ago
      RIP OFF!!! Then again this is GM we are talking about.

        • 5 Years Ago
        My bad, it is Hurst.
      • 5 Years Ago
      GM is in bad shape! They owe $50 Billion but only made $1Billion. That's like making a dollar every year when you owe $50. If they issue that IPO as planned it will dilute the initial shareholders value far behind what they could invest elsewhere. I am worried for GM.
        • 5 Years Ago

        I know GM plans to pay $50 Billion in debt by issuing shares, I said so already-I-P-O (Initial public offering). And Monotym, GM is not publicly traded now in its current form, this will be the first time they issue shares.

        But I do agree with you 100% that the issuance of shares will not affect profit!! You are so correct!! Issuing shares will NOT make GM a more profitable company! Do you see that?

        But monotym, I love GM! I always have. But buying $50 Billion of debt, which is what the shareholders will be doing collectively, for a company that is making only $1 Billion/yr is not a good move!

        It wasn't to take a swipe, it was basic economics. Something that seems so missing from the education of young people today. You have to learn to view things not as you read them, but use your own mind to analyze them. For instance--Wow! I made $100. Oops But I had to invest $1 million to get that $100,--not a good deal.

        Have a good day.
        • 5 Years Ago
        What's that got to do with this supercharger, WC?
        • 5 Years Ago
        They are paying back the remainder of the loan through sales of shares in the company. It's not directly related to profit. Plus, their profit is generally calculated after making payments towards debts as well. Cost of doing business(which include debt payments) are calculated into the equation when figuring profit.

        But, it was clear that you weren't concerned with the reality and only looking to take a swipe at GM though.

      • 5 Years Ago
      When is the over priced/hyped limited edition, cars going to end.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was able to contain my laughter until I saw the price.
      • 5 Years Ago
      ...I wasn't.

      Hilarity ensued the second I saw the headline.
      • 5 Years Ago
      50 too many?
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you buy this car, put it in the garage for twenty years with out ever driving it and then sell it, you might get your money back. Other wise I can,t see it as a prudent investment.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So, its a turbo 6 camaro that costs 50k and is slower than a regular SS?

        • 5 Years Ago
        No wonder they only made 50, even they know there's only 50 suckers in the whole world who'd buy this crap.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed, this is like the Honda tuner mentality.. it gets 30-40mpg off the lot, then you're getting ~20mpg after you add all the go fast parts. And it ends up being so much more expensive than *buying the right car in the first place*.

        Why bother. V8 Camaro is not much heavier. Your MPG will be similar. Superchargers eat efficiency even when air isn't flowing through them ( if you have a bypass valve ) :/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Come on! A GM Tv6 should be about to output as much as the Nissan GTR. Dream on right. And for 50K you can get a sweet used Dodge Viper. Somebody at Hurst marketing must be smoke'n the medical stuff.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Hurst installs what it calls a "remoted-mounted" turbocharger on its modified exhaust, which actually doesn't sound like a very good idea if you're concerned about lag."

      First of all, it's "remote-mounted." You make it sound like it's some kind of unknown, untested thing. STS Turbo Systems has been around for quite a while now: http://www.ststurbo.com/ You're supposed to be auto enthusiast experts and you never heard of STS?

      Their own 2010 V6 Camaro turbo kit makes 500hp.

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