Posted Feb 7th 2013 7:30PM
For a concept car built to promote an animated movie about a snail that wants to go racing, this thing ain't half bad. The outsized monster you see before you started life as a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, and then went through a big-time Hollywood makeover before being positioned on the Chevrolet stand here in Chicago.
This 2013 "Turbo" Camaro Coupe is getting the promotion machine ratcheted up for a new DreamWorks tale by the name of, you guessed it, Turbo. Coming this summer, the movie will follow one snail's quest to become a race driver worthy of making the cut at the Indy 500. Like many DreamWorks vehicles before it, we're guessing that the petrolhead snail will star in a movie that adults (especially racing fans) with have no trouble watching with their kids. Check out the trailer below to see if you agree.
As for the car, we're told that it is "instrumental" in transforming Turbo from snail into racer. Helping the beastly pony car in this mighty task, is an ankle-cracking front splitter matched by a ungodly huge rear wing out back, a COPO hood and a supercharged (yes, supercharged) V8 engine making more than 700 horsepower. 24-inch wheels all the way around – 10-inches wide in front and 15-inches wide in back – should allow the "Turbo" Camaro to hook up with ease, as well.
Read on below for the full press release and to watch the trailer, and be sure to grab a closer look at this awesome show car in our live gallery of images.
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2013 "Turbo" Camaro Coupe
This hot ride is based on a character in the new high-velocity 3D comedy from DreamWorks. Turbo is about a snail obsessed with speed, and this Camaro is instrumental in transforming him into a racer. Follow their journey when it hits theaters July 19, 2013.
This Camaro is fully customized with lower rockers and fender flares in a wide body design configuration, a front splitter and rear diffuser, and a GT concept rear wing spoiler. Lighting the way are custom front and rear LED lighting with multicolor halo effect for the front headlamps. The body is painted black with a vinyl chrome wrap, dark tinted to look like black chrome. The front tires are 24-inches by 10-inches with a front wheel and custom offset, the rear are 24-inches by 15-inches.
Powering this super ride is a supercharged 700+ HP V8 engine with automatic transmission. There is a custom created intake assembly for supercharger housing. The rear exhaust outlets are five-inches in diameter, with two per side.
Additional vehicle features include:
- Custom COPO hood assembly
- Low profile hood pin system
- Front suspension: custom adjustable coilover strut assemblies
- Rear suspension: custom adjustable rear spring and shock assemblies