Ringbrothers has unveiled its latest custom creation, “STRODE.” A thorough reengineering of iconic American muscle, the 1969 Chevy Camaro is a complete, ground-up build utilizing extensive carbon-fiber construction and components merged with a modern drivetrain, chassis and suspension. With only two parts of the original Camaro used, STRODE took more than 6,500 hours to complete and is a testament to the high-end design, engineering capabilities and rigorous build quality of Ringbrothers.
Much of that labor involved meticulously constructing STRODE’s bespoke carbon-fiber body. Not just a reproduction of the Camaro’s original body, Ringbrothers widened the new carbon-fiber version by five inches. The rocker panels are lowered, the center of the roof recessed and a new lengthened and reshaped hood helps push air into relocated intake vents. Further carbon-fiber touches include custom fender scoops, tucked front and rear bumpers, diffusers, valances and a spoiler all covered in BASF Glasurit Ghost White paint. Modern comforts and conveniences come from a fully custom interior by Upholstery Unlimited appointed with a JL Audio sound system, Dakota Digital gauges and a Vintage Air Gen IV climate control system. A hand-fabricated roll cage protects the occupants, while a rear seat delete sheds additional weight.
Backing up the newfound aggression of STRODE’s improved visuals and offering significant strides in performance are a modern drivetrain, chassis and suspension. A Wegner Motorsports LS3 topped with a Whipple supercharger provides a healthy 1,010 horsepower with a Holley Dominator EFI system mixing fuel and air. Spent gases exhale through hand-built headers and Flowmaster mufflers. Helping to put the power to the ground is a reworked Bowler Tremec T-56 Mangum six-speed manual transmission and a John’s Industries 9-inch rear end. A Detroit Speed Engineering hydroformed subframe attaches to Roadster Shop FAST TRACK independent front and rear suspension damped with QA1 MOD Series coilovers. The front wheels are moved forward three inches for improved stance and handling. HRE Wheels Ringbrothers G-Code Edition wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires provide grip, while Baer Brakes bring STRODE to a rapid stop.