First picture I got was on Friday afternoon at work. Importer mailed that the car had just arrived, and a few minutes later I had this picture:
Having order an SLP ZL585, it should look a bit different than this one, with a raised hood with heat extractor, and the concept style rear fascia (don't know if you call it like that in UK English, but that's how US refers to it lol).
So I called the dealer and he said "don't worry, we have the full bodykit since last week here, everyting was sent separately since it needs repainting anyway". Relief !!
Saturday I went over and upon arrival the car was gone from the dealership... I was taken to the paint shop instead, as my car was already there. Not wasting any time for sure, now that it's here
Having had to rush from one thing to another, I forgot my camera, but I did get a few quick snaps with the iPhone. Sorry for the poor quality, but the lighting wasn't ideal, and the car was in a pretty difficult spot to take decent pics. But more will follow, as there will be a fully documented CD/DVD on the "Bumblebee" conversion (which is where I want to end up: as close as possible to the Transformers 2 Bee)
The Brembo 6 pot callipers up front, with the 20x9" wheels (front), rear is 20x10":
And then finally, the most important bit:
Full details on the car:
Base car: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS
one extra option: factory installed "Hurst" short shifter
585 supercharger conversion (rated at 592bhp)
Eibach coilover suspension
SLP's thicker anti-roll bars front and rear (and revised bushings)
wider wheels (9 & 10 instead of 8 & 9)
SLP "Loudmouth II" cat-back exhaust (@Swerni: it WILL sound like a proper muscle car, trust me)
The rear should look like this when finished:
(SLP's demo car)
Except for the SLP spoller, where the original SS spoiler will be fitted again (to keep with the "Bee" design).
Next "modifications" to be done:
- strip the car, repaint it in "Sunrise Gold", the actual movie car's colour
- install the Autobot/Transformers logo's on the arm rest, wheel center caps and door sills (a "nice touch" from the importer who said he could order these)
- install Camaro prototype mirrors
- set back the rear lighting to US spec (we are allowed red indicators, but to pass the TUV an orange led needed to be inserted in the outer lights). Takes the character of the car away, I think, which is why I want it back to "normal"
- repaint the wheels black
and finally when it's all done: wrap it fully in transparent protective film.
3 weeks and we should be there....