Schwartz Performance Builds Raybestos Car

Feb 4, 2014

Woodstock, Ill.-based Schwartz Performance was recruited to build a 1971 Camaro project car for Raybestos Brakes.

The ’71 Camaro will be documented on and will debut on the Hot Rod Magazine 2014 Power Tour.

The foundation for the second-generation F-body will be a Schwartz G-Machine chassis. The full-length chassis is key to upgrading the overall handling and performance of the car that was originally a unibody design, Schwartz Performance noted. The chassis will feature Raybestos’ new R-300 performance brake rotors and Element3 pads.

A Schwartz-built 700-hp supercharged LS3 engine tied to a Tremec T-56 Magnum gear box and Moser 9-inch rear end will be nestled in the confines of the chassis.

Consumers will be able to enter a contest to win the vehicle through Raybestos, according to Schwartz Performance.

The Schwartz team’s latest projects include the Full Force ’81 Trans Am that won Popular Hot Rodding‘s 2013 Muscle Car of the Year as well as the ’67 Chevelle that took honors for Car Craft Magazine‘s Pro-Builder of the Year award.

To see the progress of the build, visit