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Debuted at the Meguiar's exhibit at SEMA 2006, the coachbuilt 700-plus horsepower, two-seat Camaro SuperSpeedster is the Flagship of Baldwin-Motion's SuperSeries.
Handcrafted by artisans, the SuperSpeedster is a fully tubbed, air-conditioned wide body 1969 Camaro with power-operated doors and (fiberglass) hood and tonneau. Its sculptured steel Camaro body sits on a full spine-type tubular steel chassis fitted with four-wheel independent suspension, signature Motion independent rear with Dana 60 limited-slip center section, Penske coil-over shocks, power rack & pinion steering and giant six-piston Baer/Motion disc brakes.
Power for this extreme Supercar comes from a roller-cammed, Motion-built 540-inch, all-aluminum big-block, topped off with Kinsler Cross Ram fuel injection. On a fully calibrated chassis dynamometer at Aerocomp Racing, Sanford, FL, the Motion Yellow SEMA showcar generated 522 rear wheel horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 534 foot pounds of torque at 5,000 rpm.
"Our Motion 540 big-block makes power through 6,200 rpm. However tests were limited to 5,500 rpm as we couldn't keep the Camaro from climbing out of the dyno's rollers," said Joel "Mr. Motion" Rosen.
"Horsepower at the flywheel is 700-plus and throttle response is spectacular. We thought it was going to pull the tie-downs out of the ground!" added Motion CEO, Larry Jaworske, who worked with Rosen during the dyno tuning session.
Baldwin-Motion's Flagship Camaros feature big-block engines set back 13 inches, resulting in a true front/mid engine layout and outstanding handling and braking. The SEMA showcar's transmission is five-speed Tremec hooked up to the independent rear via a custom carbon fiber driveshaft.
Joel "Mr. Motion" Rosen and Tom Cress, President, LINGENFELTER Performance Engineering announced a strategic partnership (Partners In Power) at SEMA 2006. A new Signature Series of naturally-aspirated and "boosted" Lingenfelter/Motion Dyno-Proven Big-Block engines will power all Baldwin-Motion specialty vehicles. They will also be available as turnkey powerplants exclusively from Motion.
All SuperSeries Camaro interiors are custom tailored for the owner, much like Savile Row made-to-measure or "bespoke" suits. Purchasers are "fitted" during the build process for placement of pedals, steering wheel, seat and billet shift lever.
The mid-series Corvette influenced the design of the SEMA showcar's dashboard. It features dual pods with engine-turned stainless steel panels fitted with custom instruments, air conditioning vents and a passenger assist grip. Mounted between the pods is the rear-view video screen that replaces a traditional mirror.
"Our SuperSpeedster has no side windows, no top, and absolutely no competition in the marketplace. It's the most extreme Musclecar you can buy and drive on the street," said Motion President, Joel Ehrenpreis at its SEMA introduction.
Credit for coachbuilding the SuperSpeedster goes to Phil Somers and his metalcrafters at American Super Car Inc, Hudson, FL, a supplier to Baldwin-Motion. Phil also built the Camaro SuperCoupe , winner of the GM Design Award at SEMA 2005
Baldwin-Motion's SS-427 ($169,000), Phase III 540 ($189,000) and coachbuilt SuperCoupe ($427,000) and SuperSpeedster ($495,000) Camaros are signed by Joel "Mr. Motion" Rosen and fully documented with paperwork and build photography. Each vehicle is built to order using a premium "donor" with original Chevrolet VIN numbers and can be registered and insured worldwide.
(source: Baldwin Motion)
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