Oklahoma custom car manufacturer and restorer fueled by innovation, Finale Speed, has unveiled its latest creation, “Viral.” A production-ready 1969 Chevrolet Camaro with an exposed-weave carbon fiber exterior. This Camaro merges classic lines with modern materials, drivetrain, chassis, and suspension, and did we mention that it’s significantly more potent than a production Camaro from 1969?
FS’s work mates a Chevrolet Performance LT4 V8 crate engine with a Wegner pully system combined with a GM fuel management setup, VaporWorx fuel pump, a custom stainless-steel exhaust, new battery, ignition, and electrical harness. Everything works together to send 650 horsepower to the rear wheels. The engine is matched to a six-speed manual gearbox. Additionally, the Finale Speed Viral Camaro features a limited-slip differential, new axles, and new front and rear subframes. Keeping the car steady are some oversized sway bars and JRi coilovers.
Finale Speed 1969 Chevrolet Camaro: Details
Looking at that list, one can see that little remains of the original Camaro, including the wheels, which are now 18-inch Forgeline three-piece items with Wilwood calipers and cross-drilled/vented discs hidden behind them. Yet, despite all of these mechanical modifications and the new body, it still appears to be a 1969 Camaro, though it’ll continue to turn heads in that department and the power side of things.
The fully carbon fiber body of the Viral 1969 Chevy Camaro has been engineered to OE specifications using prepreg autoclave-cured materials for lightness and strength. It’s then covered in a clear finish to show off the weave, which is a big draw to the car. The exterior has also received LED lights, flush-mounted glass, and billet hinges and handles to match the vehicle’s weave. A similar story translates to the car’s interior with new front seats and bins in the rear. In addition, there’s a four-point rollbar, an Alpine stereo with several speakers, and a sub to keep the music enthusiasts happy. When driving this superb restoration vehicle, you’ll likely have the volume down so you can hear the potent V8 underneath the hood.
The 1969 Carbon Fiber Camaro won’t come cheap, starting at $429,000. That amount can quickly increase if you opt to add additional upgrades and options, which include:
- Automatic transmission – $7,500
- Carbon fiber wheels – $12,000
- Wegner LS3 (1000 hp) – $12,000
- Candy paint – $10,000
- Stripe package – $5500
The car is a hefty investment, though if you’re a massive fan of the 1969 Camaro and want something unique, this may be the car for you, though you’ll have to have some significant spending power.