Updated style with performance to match
Unique Performance and Foose Design revealed their first joint venture, a line of 1969 Camaro street machines. The two companies have teamed to build limited edition super cars based on 1960’s era and current production vehicles with designs by Chip Foose. One of the Camaros, which was transformed into a world-class performance machine with stunning design and 21st century technology, will be given away a the 10th Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals in 2006.
“We’re very excited to launch the first car born from our new venture with Foose Design,” said Douglas Hasty, President and CEO of Unique Performance. “Working with Chip Foose, we’re turning one of the most popular muscle cars into a piece of performance art. This 1969 Camaro features an updated style that is simply stunning, with performance to match. Since only a few hundred will be built, they’ll be among the most exclusive cars in the world.”
The first Foose designed Camaro is a 1969 model clad in DuPont’s Hot Hues™ orange and pewter with a black interior. The car is as fast as it is sexy with a 572 c.i.d 620 HP all aluminum V8 mated to a TKO 5-speed. The Camaro features a Unique Performance Products rear suspension, 4-wheel Baer disc brakes and Foose 18” wheels and BFG G-force tires. Styling cues include Foose badge emblems inside and out, special graphics and custom bodywork.
“I wanted to create something truly special for our first car,” stated Chip Foose. “We choose the ‘69 Camaro because many believe it was the high mark for American muscle cars. To create a new, fresh look, I added styling cues such as Jaguar door handles, a custom RS style front grill, custom hood and smooth bumpers. From the vivid graphics to the custom valance, there is nothing on the road like it.”
The concept for this exciting program began because Foose had been bombarded with requests to recreate the stunning one-off vehicles he builds. The venture allows him to create new designs that Unique Performance can build with expertise from one of its development partners, Year One.
The team will initially rescue vintage vehicles and install the latest wheels, engines, suspensions, transmissions and interiors, found in contemporary luxury performance cars. Each car will have a serial number for documentation purposes.
“The first vehicles to be updated will be 1960s era vintage vehicles,” explained Hasty. “They will become world-class muscle cars with the performance to match their stunning new bodywork. The people that attend the Goodguys Nationals understand the value and rarity of quality craftsmanship, which is why we chose to give one away as part of their program in 2006.”
The 1969 Camaro’s will be clad in Hot Hues custom finishes with a black interior. Each will have a Unique Performance Parts rear suspension, 4-wheel disc Baer Brakes, Quaker State fluids and Foose wheels and BFG tires. Options will include various colors, a variety of sound systems and the choice of a 350 HP Chevrolet LS2, supercharged ZZ4 engine or 572 c.i.d aluminum big block V8.