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We Have High Hopes For This One

Ringbrothers Camaro

The 2019 SEMA Show is less than a month away, and the mighty Ringbrothers have begun teasing some of their upcoming muscle car projects. The latest of which is the photo above.

All Ringbrothers would claim is the following:

Big things coming at The SEMA Show this year. Stay tuned for more! Any guesses what we’re unveiling?

Keen observers are quick to point out that the teaser rendering depicts nothing less than the rear three-quarter of a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. The Wisconsin-based tuning and restoration shop has dabbled in Camaros in the past, with examples being the “G-Code” and “Razor” builds that were on display at previous SEMA shows. So it’s nothing to groundbreaking in that regard. And it certainly won’t be the only vintage Camaro with six figures worth of upgrades to it on the Las Vegas Convention Center showroom floor, either. However, this is Ringbrothers we’re talking about here, so we’re sure whatever they do will draw a crowd.

The teaser sketch does give us a few clues on the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro build, however. Notably, the carbon fiber rear bumper and roofline that go nicely with a steely tan body color. It could also hint at significant lightweighting efforts. That duckbill rear spoiler appears massive, while center-lock five-spoke wheels cover up a massive set of rear brake rotors. What sends the power to those rear wheels, however, we’re not entirely sure yet. But considering Ringbrothers’ knack for adding four-figure horsepower in their builds, we wouldn’t be surprised if this Chevrolet Camaro eclipses the output of G-Code, which had nearly 1,000 horsepower.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

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