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Cars > Challenges > “Aretha” Vs “Bumblebee”

 

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mrheiner2647

M–47
Omaha, Nebraska
United States

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Bumblebee

F
Mcdonough, Georgia
United States

 

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

“Aretha”

2010 Chevrolet Camaro RS

“Bumblebee”

 
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About “Aretha”

I shopped for a year, driving everything I could find in the new car market including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Cadillac, etc. After determining that we wanted pure performance over luxury performance, we went back to the Shelby, Mustang GT, Challenger, and Camaro SS. Only the Camaro had the ride, look, and power that we truly just LOVED. Purchased the car new as Inferno Orange SS with the RS package.

Be sure to check the Specs and Mods when comparing cars. All RS/SS cars are loaded.....But Onstar doesn't make the car a bad Bowtie....I'm not bagging on others, just reminding folks what makes a car truly special....it isn't the bells and whistles....Honda puts more bells and whistles in there cars but Accords are no competition for the bad bowtie....

We named this car "Aretha" which is Greek for "The Best". And like Aretha Franklin, she's got curves and packs a serious punch! :-)

About “Bumblebee”

I have waited 4 years to get this car. I special factory ordered it back in 2006. My Camaros was going to be a 2009 but, due to the economy it is a 2010. I copied the color from a friend who had a original 1968 Camaro which was Canary Yellow with black racing stripes. My car is half Camaro and half Corvette. It has a Corvette motor and rear end. The body and interior are from 1967-1968 with all the original old school tachs. It is an automatic and tap shift from the steering wheel. It has black leather interior and is fullly loaded. When the first movie Transformers came out, I got to see the car I had ordered, not knowing it was going to be in this 2007 movie, much to my surprise. I named her Bumblebee because she looks just like the Camaro in the movie Transformers 1 and Transformers 2. I drove her to the movie theater the opening night of Transformers 2 and when I came out of the movie two Sheriffs were standing at my car. The teenagers thought is was there as a demo for the movie. They nicely asked me not to bring the car back due to all the attention. I love my car and everywhere I go people just come to me and want to look at it and get a picture. It is truely my dream come true. The Camaro has been REBORN!
I owe my deepest gratitude and thanks to Frank Key at Bellamy-Strickland for helping me with my Camaro.

 

Specs for “Aretha”

Around 450 HP at the engine (see mod's). Tack on 25 extra for both torque and HP from stock. Everything else is stock. Personally do no have 1/4 mile time, or 0-60 but she's fast. I had her up to 118 but got nervous thinking about deer and prong horn crossing the road so I slowed down, but she didn't even flinch....she's all that and a bag of chips.

Specs for “Bumblebee”

6.2 liter V-8 with 400 horsepower, will do 0 to 60 in less than 6 seconds. Top speed 165 mph. 2 1/2 inches wider than my old 1996 Camaro. Transforms into an Autobot.

 

Factory Options for “Aretha”

Gloss black rally stripe dropped over the back spoiler, blacked out Bowtie, street legal tint, and body color flaps behind wheels. RS/SS package. All this done before delivery under direction of the dealer.

Factory Options for “Bumblebee”

RS Package - Fully loaded with On-Star, XM, Cd player, Leather interior, lights are red and blue on inside, looks like an airplane at night. It has so many options I have not figured them all out yet. Seat warmers, Bluetooth and garage opener, tells me all details of motor, including tire pressure, if it is snow conditions. Lights and bells go off, this car is amazing and very high tech. Two adapters for lap top and Ipod, back seat folds down, just has so many features, I can not list them all.

 

Mods for “Aretha”

Cold Air Induction; Flowmaster Series 40 axle-back system; chrome side gill inserts; chrome reverse light inserts; custom front stainless steel and polished plate bracket requiring NO drilling of holes anywhere in the car. (Don't have photos of the new stuff done...will have to add those)

And who the heck cares about a powertrain warranty that you never want to use anyway. If GM makes a solid LS3 engine, you won't ever need the warranty and will have wasted 5 years of fun. Bring on a tune and some other toys to get this bad bowtie up to some serious big boy torque and HP (I'm a torque guy myself but thankfully you get them both together!)

Mods for “Bumblebee”

I added chrome chevrolet bow tie extensions to the exhaust and a personalized tag. I have added crome door seals that say Camaro. I have added crome reverse light covers with the Bad Bow Tie emblem on them.

Can't modify motor until not under manufatures warranty.

 

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