The 1969 CR1 Camaro is the pro-touring Chevy from a new division of Classic Recreations, CR Supercars who are focused on building turnkey supercars. The CR1 started life as a stock 1969 Camaro which was then straightened and fettled with a combination of classic restorative body work techniques and new panels from Dynacorn. Next a custom CR Supercars-designed rear spoiler and front fascia featuring PIAA driving lights were fitted. The car also benefits from Eddie Motorsports billet taillight frames, door handles and hood hinges.
Under the hood, the stock engine is removed and replaced with a modern 505 horsepower Chevrolet Performance LS7 crate engine. A Concept One pulley system dresses up the engine and adds to performance while custom long tube headers, 3-inch mandrel bent exhaust pipes and MagnaFlow mufflers make sure the LS7 breathes properly and sounds great. The LS7’s power is sent rearward through a Centerforce clutch, Tremec 6 speed manual transmission and finally a 9-inch Strange Engineering rear end with 3.89 gears and Posi-Traction. Braking has been handled by Wilwood with six piston calipers and 14-inch rotors at all four corners along with an adjustable brake proportioning valve.
The task of making the CR1 handle like a modern race car was left up to Chassisworks and its tubular a-arm front suspension and 4-link rear suspension system, with adjustable coilovers at all four corners. Sending power to the ground are Forgeline wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rival tires sized 275/35/18 in the front and 335/30/18 in the back.
Inside the CR1, the Camaro interior has been brought into the modern age with custom gauges an eight point roll, Sparco Evolution seats, five point camlock harnesses, and a Flaming River leather steering wheel.