X275 Camaro Race Car is a $175K Build Up for Grabs in the Marketplace

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X275 Camaro

Camaro is a serious race car with a serious price, but for someone who wants to run X275, this car is ready to rock.

The LS1Tech Marketplace is packed with fourth generation Chevrolet Camaro project cars in all states of drivability. Some are rollers without any drivetrain, some are stockers in need of some love and some are purpose-built race cars. While flipping through the marketplace last week, we came across one fourth generation Camaro race car that might be one of the baddest machines we have seen posted for sale on the forum, packing 2,000 horsepower and offering the ability to cover an eighth-mile track in the low-four-second range.

The Introduction

This wicked 1999 Chevrolet Camaro was posted for sale by “ATLSS”, who didn’t provide much information, but he explained why the car is available.

X275 Camaro

This $175,000 build was a front runner last year in X275. The car makes around 2,000 hp, and is capable of 4.30s at around 165 mph. I bought the car with intentions of racing it this year, but have had to commit my time to other things. This car needs to go to someone that is going to race it.

PM me with any questions. I can email a build sheet.

See below pictures.

Thanks for your interest.

The Camaro may be geared for the eighth mile, but for those wondering, a 4.30-second eighth mile converts to a quarter mile time in the high-6 or low-7 second range. However, for someone looking to compete in the popular X275 group, all that matters is that this Chevy is built to compete at that level.

X275 Camaro

Visual Details

Since there are no details spelled out on this 1999 Camaro, we only know what we can see, but we can see enough to know that this car is what the owner claims. Under the pull-off front end is a gigantic Garrett turbocharger that feeds through an equally massive air-to-water intercooler that is seemingly fed from an ice tank in the car.

We can also see that this Camaro has an elaborate safety cage, a race-ready suspension setup, a heavy duty rear differential, some custom aero bits and a parachute.

X275 Camaro

In most states, this Camaro probably isn’t street legal, but if you want to compete in the X275 class this season, you will be hard-pressed to find a better turnkey option than this one. At $75,000, this is not a car for the faint-of-heart when it comes to opening up the checkbook, but that is a fraction of what the car cost to build so it is, technically, a great deal on a monster car.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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