• Oct 31st 2012 at 3:19PM
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Following the well-received concept version of the Lingenfelter LTA at SEMA all the way back in 2009, the specialist tuning company has finally brought along a production version of the car this year. Surprise... it's a convertible!

Ken Lingenfelter himself says that "overwhelming response after displaying conceptual versions of the LTA at previous SEMA Shows" has forced the company to offer up the real deal. Great news for enthusiasts of retro-themed performance cars, and Camaro fans in general.

Each LTA begins life as a model year 2010-2013 Camaro (including convertibles, obviously) and is then modified completely by Lingenfelter. The company will not be selling pieces of the body kit, for instance, as separate pieces. Lingenfelter will only deliver "...a complete, finished vehicle that's been re-done inside and out."

The LTA will be available in three grades, though the Level 3 LTA seen here would seem to be the one to have. This package includes a V8 engine tuned to produce some 655 horsepower, Brembo brakes, 20-inch "Honeycomb" wheels and a completely custom interior.
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DECATUR, Ind. - Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) has turned their LTA concept car into reality by debuting the first production Lingenfelter LTA at the 2012 SEMA Show.

Lingenfelter announces they will build a limited quantity of Lingenfelter LTA vehicles for eager customers to purchase starting this year. Initially developed to evoke the muscle car styling from the past combined with Lingenfelter's latest technologies, the Lingenfelter LTA has been a hit in collector car circles and enthusiast crowds across the country.

"Due to overwhelming response after displaying conceptual versions of the LTA at previous SEMA Shows and other events, Lingenfelter has decided to take the car to production," said Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. "As a long-time admirer of the Firebird Super Duty, I initially wanted to build this car to celebrate and improve upon that special brand. After gauging the reactions of interested customers, we learned many enthusiasts share our passion for these eye-catching performance vehicles. And after thousands of inquiries, Lingenfelter determined we had to build limited quantities of the Lingenfelter LTA."

Lingenfelter went on to explain the many differences between their concept LTA and the production version.

"We've taken the time to re-design this car, to re-create factory features and enhance each aspect of the vehicle, from new taillights to a re-designed deck lid and wheels," he explained. "We aren't selling individual parts and components for our customers to create this car on their own; we're delivering a complete, finished vehicle that's been re-done inside and out."

The Lingenfelter LTA begins as a 2010-2013 model year Chevrolet Camaro, which Lingenfelter then enhances with high performance products and body-modifying accessories.

It will be available in three levels to suit customers' tastes, with the Level 3 LTA containing Lingenfelter's impressive 455 cubic inch LS engine that delivers a powerful 655 horses. The Level 3 LTA also features LPE/Kooks Headers with high flow converters, an LPE/CORSA Performance cat-back exhaust, Brembo Brakes, 20x9.5 and 20x11 Honeycomb Wheels with powder coated centers, a custom interior and more. Lingenfelter badges, indicating the vehicle's authenticity as a certified Lingenfelter creation, adorn the interior and exterior.

For more than 34 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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      Well received by whom? I would have to guess blind people...but then again, they should be able to run their hands over the body and know an eyesore when they feel one. Ughh.
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      that looks terrible.
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      While I am sure the mechanicals are up to the task it's the body that's dragging me down.
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      I know that Pontiac was vying for a Firebird replacement on the Camaro Zeta platform before it got shuttered, and did some preliminary work. I'd love to see some of those design sketches/renders - just for a "What might have been." In regards to this Lingenfelter LTA prototype. I can see is being polarizing, and where I think it misses the mark it making it a convertible.The second generation F-Cars were never designed to have a convertible option. As homage, it needs to be a true fastback with T-Tops.
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        It is sad to see so many negative n such a nice creative exercise. I think it's sharp.
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      it looks like a tooth...with decay
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      Who ever wrote this article is an idiot. This is not Lingerfelter Camaro, it is the car GM should have produce. It is Lingrfelters FIREBIRD T/A. They take the production Camaro wihich I think is ugly and redress it as a Firebird Trans Am. The body work, the color combo and the wheels scream Trans Am 1970.
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      If you froze vomit and put wheels on it this is what you'd get. Ugh.
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      That's definitely getting back into my wheel house for styling. 1970 1/2 RS/SS white with blue strips is up there, but the '70 1/2 TA is perfect in my book.
      • 2 Years Ago
      even first generation fiat multipla looks beautiful when compared to that thing....
      XJ Yamaha
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      Not sure about the Taurus SHO rims.
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      The problem with not selling individual components is how the heck do you repair one of these in the event they have a collision? If you can't get collision parts, don't buy the car.
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