1,000 HP 2010 Camaro with a Sequential Transmission Hits the Market
MTI Racing built this Camaro SS to test their sequential manual transmission, and it is a wicked sleeper.
While flipping through the ChevroletForum Classifieds, we came across this interesting 2010 Camaro SS, posted for sale by “[email protected]”. This car was a test vehicle for MTI Racing, so while we can be certain that it has been driven hard, the fact that a company built it for high performance testing suggests that it was built to reliably make big power. Evidently, MTI is finished using this car for testing, so the Georgia-based performance company has put it up for sale, giving everyone a chance to own this unique 5th generation Camaro.
On the outside, this 2010 Camaro SS looks like your average Chevy muscle car with some aftermarket wheels, if you ignore the gigantic rear wing and the decals on the doors, fenders and rockers. At least that is the case until you get closer, at which point you notice the roll cage, the racing bucket seat and the unusual shifter for the sequential manual transmission.
The real visual wow factor comes when you open the hood, as the LS3 engine has been fitted with a twin turbo setup that helps lift the output to 1,000 horsepower. We don’t know what else has been done to the engine, which is odd, considering how much the seller is asking, but perhaps a serious buyer could get more information on the engine build.
Big Price Tag
The only thing about this 2010 Camaro SS that isn’t cool is the price, as MTI is asking $68,500. It is a low-mileage, first-year version of the modern Camaro with a built engine, a unique transmission and an unusual backstory, but this car is being sold at a gigantic premium.
According to Kelley Blue Book, a 2010 Camaro SS in flawless condition with 8,300 miles has a value of around $22,000. MTI sells a sequential transmission for GM products for $10,000 and if the install runs you $3,000, you are up to $35,000.
You also have the twin turbocharged engine and the cage, so that engine build must have cost a fortune, but perhaps they aimed high with the plan to haggle. Frankly, for this price, you would think that the seller would have taken more time to list the details, as it will take a serious buyer to get that kind of money and a serious buyer is going to want more details.
In any case, if you want to go racing with a stock-looking 5th generation Camaro SS with a 1,000-horsepower LS3 and a sequential manual transmission, this car presents an interesting option.