A number of companies have sprung up recently offering carbon fiber bodies for classic muscle cars, but few are able to deliver the fit and finish like this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro built by Finale Speed.
Based in Yukon, Oklahoma, the company has bodies for both the same vintage ’69 Camaro and Dodge Charger, and they’re sold either as a rolling shell or as a turnkey car.
The Camaro shown here, known as the Viral, is an example of the turnkey cars Finale Speed can build. For this particular build, which took an estimated 3,000 hours, the company chose a modern General Motors LT4 supercharged 6.2-liter V8 crate engine. The engine is paired with a Wegner pulley system and delivers a peak power of 650 hp. It also features headers from Ultimate Headers and additional exhaust components from MagnaFlow.
The car also sends its power through a Tremec T-56 6-speed manual transmission, as well as a 9-inch rear wheel with Positraction LSD and 31-spline Dutch axles. Other components include Speedtech front and rear subframes, JRi coilovers and Wilwood brakes. The wheels are a three-piece design by Forgeline, measuring 18 x 10.5 inches at the front and 18 x 12 inches at the rear.
Final Speed Viral 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
The body is the real star of the show. It features a visible fabric that is fully protected by a clear coat of BASF’s Glasurit Clear. Each panel is manufactured from autoclave cured prepreg carbon fiber and is designed to meet OEM quality standards. Of course, the weave is aligned across the body for a sophisticated look.
Finale Speed showcased the Viral Camaro during Barrett-Jackson’s auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, which began January 21st and will run through January 29th.