Nov 4, 2015 update to the Chevrolet Camaro SS project car

One Last Ride in Our Camaro

Our Camaro SS gets ready to hit Daytona's high banks one last time.

Our project Chevy Camaro SS has served us well, hitting tracks up and down the east coast. But after one more weekend at our home track (Daytona International Speedway) with the NASA Southeast Region, it’s time for it to go home. We’ve been very impressed with the performance and agility of this modern day muscle car.

For its last hurrah, we added a set of Vredestein Vorti R tires. Vredestein isn’t exactly the first brand that comes to mind for high performance tires, but they impressed us with their stability and predictability on Daytona’s high-speed sections.

Watch our Camaro’s last track day from the best seat in the house.

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jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
11/4/15 10:35 a.m.

Cool, 156 on the front straight! Certainly faster than I've ever gone on that track; my RX-2 topped out at 125.

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA Dork
11/4/15 10:45 a.m.

That 125 probably felt a lot faster than the 156.

drdisque
drdisque Reader
11/4/15 3:21 p.m.

What's the treadwear rating on those tires?

Everyone in the BMW community who has tried Vredsteins has absolutely hated them, but then they all love the Michelin PSS, which was just a chunky, overpriced, mess to me.

patgizz
patgizz PowerDork
11/4/15 8:05 p.m.

hey i parked my trailer next to it last week

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
11/4/15 8:48 p.m.
jstein77 wrote: Cool, 156 on the front straight! Certainly faster than I've ever gone on that track; my RX-2 topped out at 125.

And that 156 was electronically limited. On good laps, I'd hit the 155mph limiter right about where the grandstands started. I figure it was costing me about 7-8mph at least.

And those Vredesteins are Y rated with a 220 treadwear. Not what I'd pick for a track tire—although they performed admirably—but if I owned a high-end car with big wheels I'd take a hard look at them for street rubber. They're considerably more affordable than the usual brands on those cars, and seem to have every bit of the performance.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
11/4/15 8:49 p.m.
patgizz wrote: hey i parked my trailer next to it last week

You got to witness my secret car wash strategy: Put car on jack stands, wait for rain.

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