Track Day! AutoCrossing the Detroit Speed Third Gen Camaro
The Detroit Speed Third Gen Camaro is a big blue monster and we were lucky enough to have our Fuel Curve logos emblazoned on the car recently. Detroit Speed founder and President Kyle Tucker represented Fuel Curve in last weekend’s Goodguys Sponsor Shootout in Columbus, Ohio during the Goodguys 21st PPG Nationals. It was a 16-car field, single elimination tournament.
You might remember the feature we did on this car last fall. Built as a test mule for Detroit Speed’s new F-body Third Gen Camaro parts line, the car is simply wicked. Screaming revs to nine thousand RPM’s are frequent as Kyle charges out of the starting blocks aiming for the first corner at any given AutoCross track.
In Columbus, DSE brought three cars, this third gen Camaro, Kyle’s second gen Camaro and their red, white and blue C3 Corvette. Unfortunately for him (and us), the DSE second gen Camaro with Bryan Johnson behind the wheel eliminated the Fuel Curve Iroc Z in the opening round of eliminations in the 16-car field, but it was an experience we won’t soon forget.
“Our Third Gen Camaro suspension is a simple bolt-on system with our castor/camber plates, strut tower brace, tubular lower control arms, and the JRi struts we use. The rear is a 4-link setup. It’s a really simple suspension package,” Tucker explained.
Photo by Robert McGaffin
Technically speaking, this car is balanced, powerful and handsome as hell. Our logos looked great on it. About that hi-winding engine. It’s a Mast Motorsports LS7 giving Kyle all the might he can muster. Topped with MSD’s Atomic Air-Force intake manifold and Holley’s Dominator EFI kit, it literally screams to the tune of 723rwhp with 538lbft of twisty torque while kicking out rocking revs which are audible from long distances. In fact, we were on the opposite side of the fairgrounds and we could tell by the echoing pitch when Kyle was making qualifying runs.
Win or lose, it was a bitchin’ day with a bitchin’ Camaro. Thanks for repping the brand Kyle!