Courtney Force, Kid Rock make their own custom creations.
Along with the Camaro Red and Black Accent cars, Chevrolet is rolling out a host of other custom Camaros at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. Also look for some outrageous Silverado trucks, including one designed by Kid Rock.
COPO Camaro w/Courtney Force
Courtney Force, daughter of legendary drag racer John Force, collaborated in the build of this off-road-only concept. Under that amply bulging hood beats a cast-iron 350-cubic-inch LSX block topped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger (the 2015 output rating was 530 hp). Note that the naturally aspirated 350, 396, and 427-cubic-inch engines are also expected to be offered in the new Camaro. Appearance touches designed to resemble Courtney Force’s funny car include the bright yellow paint, rear spoiler with vertical features, and body graphics.
Camaro Hyper Concept
Named for its Hyper Blue livery, this one features a front splitter and rear spoiler that combine to shave 100 points of lift, balanced front and rear, from the new Camaro. There’s a new lower grille with a more aggressive mesh pattern and an illuminated bowtie in the upper grille, 20-inch polished accessory wheels, and revised rear diffuser and exhaust outlets. Inside, look for ceramic white seat inserts, custom embroidery, and new door trim with ambient lighting. Under the hood sits a new engine cover, but the only go-faster gear is an air intake and cat-back dual exhaust system.
Camaro Krypton Concept
This concept may feature the coolest new aftermarket accessory on the SEMA show floor: electroluminescent paint. Here’s hoping they can tent this car to provide some darkness, because the doors and front fenders are painted with a special new paint that glows when an electric current is applied to it. Here it has been painted over with a masking pattern that renders a cloud of Chevy bowties in green. Very cool. Other green accents include LED front halo lighting, green ambient interior lights, smoked out tail-lamp lenses, and black exhaust tips.
Performance Camaro Concept
This one gets an accessory rear spoiler that provides downforce to match that of the accessory front splitter. The current-production forged aluminum accessory wheels get Chevy Performance center caps instead of the broader lug-nut covers that are typically fitted. On the performance front, the suspension is lowered, a performance brake package is fitted, and there’s an air intake and cat-back exhaust to improve breathing slightly (no SAE Certified horsepower differential is quoted for this package). Inside, there are accessory door inserts and tone-on-tone “racing-stripe” floor mats.
Camaro Black V-8 Concept
This concept is actually badged “Black” and features matte tone-on-tone hood stripes, a black accessory grille, and malevolent looking red LED headlamp halo lighting (concept only, this isn’t yet legal).
Kid Rock Silverado 3500HD
When approached about contributing to a Chevy concept truck, Kid Rock’s first request was to make the bowtie span from headlamp to headlamp. The design office didn’t quite cede that much real estate, but the bowtie is approaching locomotive dimensions and is emblazoned with the Kid’s “Born Free” logo. Clearly, he’s going for a big-rig look here, with 22.5-inch aftermarket high-offset “American Force” brand wheels. There are giant stove-pipe exhaust stacks in the bed, American flags “ghosted” onto the doors, and the interior is upholstered with gray leather that has an “acid-washed” appearance.
Silverado Special Ops
Conceived as a first-responder rescue truck, this Silverado is finished in a tri-tone blue matte paint known as “razzle-dazzle” (reportedly a British naval term). It features rocker guards, a sports bar with sports lights, and an interior featuring waterproof seat covers and orange accents on the door pulls, glovebox latches, etc. The bed is also filled with first-responding props.
Silverado Realtree/Bone Collector
This one was built with input from The Bone Collector, Mike Waddell, and features camo accents inside and out courtesy of Realtree. There’s a pull-bar in front, assist steps on the sides, a Bone Collector sports bar, and a bed insert that raises the floor to provide two deep drawers that pull out. Functionally, the big concept wheels are better filled by 16.1-inch Brembo rotors. There will be a production announcement at SEMA for these pizza pans, which bolt on to most full-sized trucks.