Bo Zolland's 1968 Camaro project. Image: Zolland DesignEnlarge Photo
Swedish designer Bo Zolland knows a thing or two about making classic cars look even better than they did originally. His firm, Vizualtech (now renamed Zolland Design AB), has penned such masterpieces as an updated Volvo P1800 and the Jaguar E-Type-inspired Growler, which will see limited production as the Lyonheart K.
He’s penned plenty of street rods over the years, too, and now he’s back with a 1968 Camaro project for the 2012 SEMA show. Although the car remains a work in progress, it’s clear Zolland has flared the fenders, giving both front and rear a flowing character line that starts at the top of the wheel arch.
The daylight opening (DLO) looks to be stock, but the doors appear to be cut down, lowering the beltline. That goes counter to conventional hot-rodding, which seems to require builders to chop the roof and reduce the DLO. Chopping a car may look cool, but it doesn’t make entry or exit any easier.
Under the hood lurks a supercharged LS3 V-8, and the suspension and brakes have been updated to benefit from more modern hardware. Performance figures aren’t available yet, but we suppose that the Zolland Design Camaro is about more than just speed and handling.
Look for Zolland to debut the car at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. We’re fans of his work, so we promise to bring you updates along the way.