Patina'd rat rod Camaro hits the dyno – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Imagine dumping $100,000 into a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, building a 485-cubic-inch engine topped with a Kenne Bell supercharger and adding coilovers to all four corners, only to learn that your hot rod wasn't different enough. Such a scenario played out for Bill Rombauts and Dave Sherer, but instead of adding more glam to their investment, the two took a decidedly different approach.

The two decided to turn their $100K Camaro into a rat rod, essentially beating down the pony car over the course of a week to make it look worse for wear. The result is a new-world beater that boasts some serious buzz right in time for the Hot Rod Power Tour, but before this rat rod hit the circuit, it spent some time on the dyno.

Beyond the jump is video of the Patina'd Camaro as it hits the dyno. The Kenne Bell-supercharger equipped engine, which boasts 16.3 pounds of boost, gives this beat down Camaro an impressive 804 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. That should be enough pop to make this Camaro a real hand full at the local drag strip, and we're guessing it will attract a bit of attention on the Power Tour. Hit the jump to watch the video for yourself, if only to hear what 16.3 pounds of boost sounds like at WOT. Thanks for the tip, Paul!



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      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog... quit using the term "rat rod", would ya?!?!?! A) its a stupid, pointless term to begin with. Even those deep in the scene refuse to use it. B) there is not one ounce of "rod" in that Camaro. Its a posermobile, made to look old. Seriously.
        hp
        • 3 Years Ago
        @longducdong
        These guys are trying too hard. I bet when they came up with this idea, the term "street cred" came up a bunch of times *rolls eyes
          longducdong
          • 3 Years Ago
          @hp
          Absolutely. These banker wankers have too much money, too little brains, and havent the first clue about the traditional rod scene. They show up at the car shows, socks pulled up to their knees, wearing Hawaiian t-shirts, and then stand next to their cars like a bunch of clowns. They wonder why people gravitate towards the TRUE hot rods, not a Civic with flat black paint and whitewall tires, or morons like the Camaro owner. Take your crap to a Goodguys show or HIN where they belong, dont show up at a traditional rod show and expect to generate praise. All youll do is generate laughs and people flippin you the bird.
      Chopper
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would have been way more bad ass to matte black the whole thing. Let the dings and bruises come naturally.
      DFWTX
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just goes to show that haters prevail at commenting. Seriously, no one really cares if you don't like their art. Additionally, no one else cares that you don't like the term rat rod as well. You don't like it, don't read it. Pretty simple. Great job Autoblog! Keep it up!
        Brex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DFWTX
        That's why this is called a discussion. You'd prefer that everyone only post if they love something or agree with you. Now that would be boring.
        PMH
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DFWTX
        This isn't art.
      Random
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is lame. If you take an old beater and turn it into a Corvette eating sleeper, that's cool. If you take a new car, modify it and give it a fake patina, like on fake antique furniture, you're trying too hard.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this where the rat rod craze finally jumps the shark? It really needs to be photographed in front of a dilapidated mobile home.
      Boost Junkie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Real rat rods are cool... old beat up cars modified to go fast without much concern about the looks. The fake ones like this and ones that are way overdone to be "ratty" just aren't that cool IMHO.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      cool. nice and raw Fu8k all that pretty shiny girly shxt
      Speed3cam
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. I can appreciate an actual rat rod with this engine, but this is the Heidi Montag of auto-dom. It all sounds great on the planning board, but then the processes get finished, you take a step back and a look, and realize "wow - it just looks fake". Seriously - why would anyone grind down the fenders if they weren't welding on flares or something? A Camaro with a "Vette Doctor" sunshade???
      Catapult
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want to know where this $100,000 is being spent. It would maybe cost half of that to completely rebuild the car including the cost of labor and even that seem high to me. Complete poser car.
      Agent55
      • 3 Years Ago
      Normally I'd ridicule these guys for trying to rat-out a modern pony car... but since I find the new Camaro to be an utter failure in design, it's kind of an improvement imo.
      mx5hong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lame. They could have just street park it for a few months and it'll have the same effect. Quicker if you street park it anywhere in NYC.
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