• Nov 4, 2010
Lingenfelter LTA - Click above for high-res image gallery

Lingenfelter has a surprise tucked away for the visitors at this year's SEMA show. Sitting alone in a corner of the company's booth sits a near-production version of the LTA. Coated in orange and wearing one very awesome shaker hood, the car is a fitting tribute to Firebirds of old. Even those honeycomb wheels make us want to throw some Rush on the stereo and do smoky burnouts in the high school parking lot. That front splitter integrated into the fascia does look a bit cartoonish to our eyes, but hey, you certainly can't win them all.

Fortunately, the 455 cubic-inch engine should help you forget all about the funky nose with its 655 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. Rapid acceleration will do that for you.



Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      There's no accounting for taste. I think it looks pretty cool. In my opinion, it's the first late madel Camaro that looks better than the late model stock Mustang. The hood penetrating air intake, the 455 lettering and the Pontiac nose seem to visually justify the Camaro's comparatively bulky proportions with a comic book like aggressiveness. This aggressiveness is carried all the way to the tail where the large area and flipped up spoiler seem to beg for the chance to rise up and reveal brightly painted steel traction bars. The wheels and the hood chicken give nod to the past in modern flair.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I liked the more subdued 2009 SEMA version of this car better - The hood graphics are overdone on this one.
      http://www.autoblog.com/2009/11/03/lingenfelter-t-a-concept-sema-2009/
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      No. no. no. no. no. no... no.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is the measurement from the top of the headlights to the bottom of the "lip". It looks like it must be at least 4 feet. There are Semi tractors that look more aerodynamic than this thing. Maybe it would look better from a little farther away?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is beautiful, GTO Judge color too!
      • 4 Years Ago
      To the negative comments above...are you kidding me!? LPE has done a superb job on this TA conversion. It is a whole lot better than the HPP version (which really looks just plain silly). Bear in mind that this is no Year One Bandit but it is the very next best thing IMO.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It should be called the LAT, Laugh At It.
        • 4 Years Ago
        whoops, I meant LAI, not LAT
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love this!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ahh, RUSH. The best Canadian band ever.
        • 4 Years Ago
        UMMM, I think the Justin Bieber fad is all American. American label, American hype and American bling. You can't blame the kid for his looks. Happily enough, the stations that play Rush don't play Bieber and rarely Nickleback, although I did like "Figure you out", especially the white stained blue dress part, funny.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It had better be, in order to make up for things like Nickleback and Justin Bieber that Americans have to suffer with.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the body kits on civics a few years ago, huge front ends that just don't make any sense. They need to make this car smaller if anything. Putting Lego blocks on the front ain't helping its cause! Think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now THAT'S ugly. I'd rather have the HPP.
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