“Road Rage” Might be the Most Gorgeous Second Gen Camaro Ever Conceived
While the untrained eye might see hot rodding as just slapping a bunch of parts together and praying for the best, anybody who has actually built a hot rod knows that it’s much more than that. Instead, one might argue that this art form is much more of a great balancing act.
There are all sorts of different things that need to be balanced in order to get to accomplish a builder’s vision. For example, if somebody wants to build a drag racing machine, the way that they get there is going to be a lot different than if they want to build something to carve up a road along a mountain pass. Along the way, the balance needs to sway in one direction or another and sacrifices might need to be made in one area of a car in order to achieve a goal in another area.
This time, we check in with an absolute gem of a machine from the Roadster Shop that goes by the name of “Road Rage.” It’s absolutely no surprise to see a high level of craftsmanship involved when the highly touted Roadster Shop is involved. However, as Josh, one of the Roadster Shop partners points out, that isn’t to say that a machine like this won’t be controversial.
Road Rage is a second-generation Chevrolet Camaro that isn’t like other Camaros from this era. While most people who build from this platform focus on really accentuating muscle car elements, Road Rage instead draws inspiration from European sports cars which definitely throws some spectators of this art form for a loop.
It seems as if the builder really wanted to have the best of all worlds in this machine that brings 750 naturally aspirated horsepower to the table thanks to a 454 LS7 from Texas Speed that the builder claims is very tame and streetable but can also get rowdy when the situation calls for it.
When push comes to shove, though, what’s powering this car is really only the tip of the iceberg as there is an incredible amount of time and effort invested in just about every facet of this incredible build that focuses on bringing this machine to a place where it will really turn heads no matter where it goes.
Below, our host at AutotopiaLA dives into the car to pick apart the pieces and lay out what it is that makes “Road Rage” such a special machine.