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The RS front end is a classic muscle car look. How can you miss when you’re rocking the hide away lights and blue Enduro bumper?

“Last year when we debuted Villain at the SEMA Show, we had no idea we would get such a positive response to the car,” says Jason Engel, CEO of Classic Recreations and CR Supercars. “While we had a ton of interest from Mustang guys, we got a lot of requests from Chevy guys to do something for them too. While most of our experience is with Mustangs, we love Camaros too, so we sat down and tried to figure out how to best apply our Villain formula to the iconic ’69 Camaro. We’re really pleased with how it came out.” Once an order comes in for a CR1 Camaro, CR Supercars begins hand building the vehicle in its Yukon, Oklahoma, facility. Each coach-built car takes roughly 5,000 man-hours and 12 months to complete. CR Supercars begins each build by using body components from Dynacorn to ensure that the body shell is absolutely sound. Next, proprietary body pieces for the rear spoiler and front fascia help to elevate the CR1 above the original. The exterior is finished in BASF Glasurit paint — this particular model is colored CR Matte Blue Metallic. The CR1 is motivated by GM’s all-aluminum engine from the Chev28  Power & Performance News / Vol. 7, No. 1

The CR1 is available in three different engine options from LS3 through LS9; it’s just a matter of how quickly you want to purchase new rear tires. The LS engine conversions feature fuel injection and modern accessories such as power steering, brakes, and air conditioning.

rolet Corvette Z06, specifically the mid-level LS7 engine producing 505 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Additional engine options for the CR1 include the standard LS3 (rated at 430 hp) or the top-tier LS9 engine, which outputs 685 hp. Power from the engine is sent through a Centerforce clutch to a

Tremec six-speed manual transmission. A custom drive shaft links the transmission to a 9-inch Strange Engineering rear end with 3.89:1 gears and PosiTraction. The exhaust is piped through a set of stainless steel long tube headers, dual 3-inch mandrel bent exhaust pipes, and a pair of MagnaFlow muf-

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