There’s Nothing Better Than the RAW Idle of a Big Block Powered ’68 Camaro
When we look at the automotive industry these days, it can be easy to get lost in all of the details. The number of features and complicated engineering on board some of our favorite muscle machines these days is incredibly impressive. From touch screens to pinpoint accurate fuel injection, technology is integrated into just about every aspect of a new car. Long gone are the days where you can fix things with a set of wrenches and a can of WD-40. Maybe we’re oversimplifying things but you get the point.
We aren’t necessarily saying that there’s anything wrong with the way that automotive manufacturers put together rides these days. All of those features do make for a comfortable and convenient ride, after all.
However, there is also something to be said about the simplicity of the basic building blocks of what makes car culture so great. We’re talking about simple things like a great exhaust note.
Is seeing over 700 hp from a factory-stock automobile awesome? Of course. However, there’s also something incredibly satisfying about the exhaust note from a 496 stroker big block Chevrolet with a nice and healthy camshaft tossed in the equation for good measure as it’s routed through the exhaust of a classic.
This time, we get to see exactly that as an incredibly clean first-generation Camaro is fired up and the ’68 certainly sings. Without even having to go anywhere, at idle, this car practically sweats power as it gives us that exhaust note that really sent a chill down my spine.
At the end of the day, we think that it’s special to be able to appreciate the simple parts of car culture that most of us had most of us originally drawn to the passion in the first place. Being able to hear that idle as it hits an angelic chord is really something special.
1968 Chevy Camaro donuts on Toyo r888r tires.