A young Belgian client with a peculiar taste in paint color and a pile of money to spend may have helped Jim and Mike Ring secure yet another SEMA Battle of the Builders overall win during the 2019 SEMA Show. Called the “VALKYRJA,” the Ringbrothers 1969 Chevrolet Camaro muscle car was crowned the show stopper among show stoppers, with the award being announced yesterday during SEMA Ignited, an event that caps nearly a week’s worth of the world’s biggest automotive aftermarket convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
We were told that this one-of-one Ringbrothers Camaro cost roughly $750,000 to build, and represents the most financially exhausting effort the Wisconsin-based restomod shop. And if you look at it from every angle, whether its up close or from 20 feet away, it’s easy to understand why.
The custom TOTOPKG Green BASF paint is just the start of things. Every body panel of this Ringbrothers Camaro is carbon fiber, while its footprint is five inches wider in the rear from stock, three inches wider in the front, and the wheelbase is longer by 1.5 inches. Under the hood is the highest quality version of something very familiar: a supercharged LS3-based V8 from Wegner Motorsports. Total displacement comes in at 416 cubic-inches (6.8L), strapped to a 2.9L Whipple Supercharger, and total output for Valhalla vixen comes in at 890 horsepower. A Tremec six-speed manual gearbox overhauled by Bowler sends the power to a nine-inch John Industries rear end, while the soundtrack is piped through a Flowmaster stainless steel Super 44 exhaust. The lowered stance comes from a Detroit Speed Engineering suspension, while a set of Baer brakes provide the stopping power.
Our exclusive photo gallery exposes a few other details of this Ringbrothers Camaro. The tires are Michelin Pilot Sport 4S wrapped around HRE wheels, measuring a massive 345/30 R20. Meanwhile, the rear diffuser allows for a clear sightline down the underbody, while the door handles and mirrors appear to be completely custom, as is everything else. On the inside, the iconic gauge pack fixated at the base of the shifter is moved up into the center of the dashboard to make way for a clock, while a roll cage and multi-point harnesses will do their best to keep its wealthy occupants alive in the event of something terrible. Meanwhile, the ignition is now mounted in the center, next to the HVAC controls.
Congrats to the Brothers Ring on this incredible build.