Finale Speed Debuts All-Carbon 1969 Chevy Camaro

Finale Speed, a custom car manufacturer and restorer, has unveiled its latest creation, “Viral.”

The production-ready 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is an exposed-weave carbon-fiber 1969 Camaro, merging classic lines with modern materials, drivetrain, chassis and suspension, the company said. Viral made its debut at the 2023 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.

Viral’s fully custom carbon-fiber body is engineered to OE specifications using prepreg autoclave-cured carbon fiber to deliver maximum lightness while retaining rigidity and strength. The body is covered with BASF Glasurit Clear, while LED lighting, flush-mounted glass and billet hinges and handles round out the exterior finishes. The custom interior is appointed with VXR seats and Alcantara-covered door panels from TMI, an Alcantara headliner, gauges by Classic Instruments and an Old Air Products climate-control system. Entertainment features an Alpine head unit with a Mosconi five-channel amp and Focal speakers and subwoofer. A custom-built four-point rollbar adds protection, while a carbon rear-seat delete sheds additional weight.

The lightweight body sits atop a modern drivetrain, chassis and suspension. A GM Performance LT4 crate engine with a Wegner pulley system delivers 650 horsepower, with fuel management handled by GM and a VaporWorx fuel pump. A trunk-mounted OPTIMA battery, American Autowire harness and GM ignition handle electrical duties. Ultimate Headers stainless-steel long-tube headers and a custom-fabricated exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers deliver Viral’s soundtrack.

A Tremec T-56 Super Magnum six-speed manual transmission and a 9-inch rear end with Positraction LSD and Dutchman axles transfer power to the ground. Front and rear Speedtech sub-frames, oversized sway bars and JRi coilovers provide handling. The 18×10.5-inch front and 18×12-inch rear Forgeline three-piece VX3C-SL wheels are wrapped in Toyo Proxes R888R rubber and big Wilwood calipers with 14-inch slotted, cross-drilled and vented rotors haul Viral to a stop.

The Viral 1969 Camaro will be available as a roller body or turnkey finished vehicle.

Finale Speed Debuts All-Carbon 1969 Chevy Camaro | THE SHOP

A.J. Hecht

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