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Dont you mean Super Sport?

Well, if it WAS a Super Sport, it wouldnt have a Toyota 2JZ-GTE inline 6 in it now would it?

http://www.sportsnimports.com/board/multimedia-gallery/3539-chevy-camaro-2jz-swap.html
Now before you all go clamoring for the guys head, or screaming sacrilege on the beloved lack of American Muscle underneath, just remember that any and all mods are possible with time and money and we've seen crazy cross-branded swaps all the time (like BMW's and RX7's with Chevy LS engines in them, and that Mustang on Tokyo Drift with some Nissan engine was it?)
This is probably one of the few times an import engine is swapped into a domestic branded car.

The car is pretty damn well done if you ask me.
 

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Is that... is that a tasteful aftermarket interior? In a classic car? It can't be!


Looks nice. It'd be a bigger deal if they had put that motor in something that isn't a Camaro though.
 

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I just hope it's one of those re-pop bodies you can buy and not an original Camaro. It's very nice, but very wrong. :unsure:
 

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Reminds me of this car:

 

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Looks like a well done car, but there is just something a little bit not right about hearing that sound come out of a 1st gen Camaro.

Those things can make crazy power, but they lack the low end torque of a good V8. I'd rather have this under the hood:

 

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Looks like a well done car, but there is just something a little bit not right about hearing that sound come out of a 1st gen Camaro.

Those things can make crazy power, but they lack the low end torque of a good V8. I'd rather have this under the hood:


The first standard Camaro "230 cdi" I6 only makes 140hp (220tq?) :drive:. Yeah, it is crazy all right back then, but not so for today.
 

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Those things can make crazy power, but they lack the low end torque of a good V8. I'd rather have this under the hood:
Is the other valve cover on layaway?

I'm with you guys, I don't see the appeal. I'm sure the 2JZ motor, or whatever they call it (yes, I'm ignorant about Supra motors, sue me) is a great engine, but there are a lot of other engines I'd rather see under the hood:
4.2L Atlas
LSX
BBC
Buick GNX 3.8L
Cadillac 500
6.6L Duramax
Northstar
 

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2JZ is one of the best engines ever made, with a reputation for making gobs of power with the stock block, and stock internals while being one of the most reliable engines ever made.
 

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Forget the engine..........that interior looks sick.....what GM should've stuck in our upcoming Camaro......tasteful, clean and simple :yup:
 

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Love the interior and taillight mods! lol

That engine is a great one, but I PERSONALLY woulda dropped an LS-series engine in. That's also an excessively heavy engine from what I understand - iron block I believe.
 

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Nicely done car, but I too agree that no matter how awesome the supra engine is (which I will say is) That car is meant to have a V8 under the hood.. LS Series, LT, Northstar and so on.....
 

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Nicely done car, but I too agree that no matter how awesome the supra engine is (which I will say is) That car is meant to have a V8 under the hood.. LS Series, LT, Northstar and so on.....
Tell that to the beancounters who decided to stick their primitive 4 bangers between the flanks of early third gen. models :p:
 

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Is the other valve cover on layaway?

I'm with you guys, I don't see the appeal. I'm sure the 2JZ motor, or whatever they call it (yes, I'm ignorant about Supra motors, sue me) is a great engine, but there are a lot of other engines I'd rather see under the hood:
4.2L Atlas
LSX
BBC
Buick GNX 3.8L
Cadillac 500
6.6L Duramax
Northstar
Ha, it was an "in progress" pic showing the difference between stock and the aftermarket cover. Also, it was about 110* with a 60* dew point the day I put that one on and took that picture; one was enough, lol. That's also all I had in my photobucket. It's a lot more finished now, actually should be fully driveable in the next couple weeks.

Love the interior and taillight mods! lol

That engine is a great one, but I PERSONALLY woulda dropped an LS-series engine in. That's also an excessively heavy engine from what I understand - iron block I believe.
It is an iron block, but I'd be willing to bet it doesn't weigh too much more than an LS1. I helped my buddy swap one out of his Supra, once. It's only a 3.0L, so it's not huge, and the head is aluminum. Those motors are built like diesels, they're so stout. Totally different type of power than a V8, though.

I think it's great that it offends a few people. I mean how many RX7's and 240sx's are rolling around with LSx power?

You'd have the most unique Camaro at the car show, too.
 

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It is an iron block, but I'd be willing to bet it doesn't weigh too much more than an LS1. I helped my buddy swap one out of his Supra, once. It's only a 3.0L, so it's not huge, and the head is aluminum. Those motors are built like diesels, they're so stout. Totally different type of power than a V8, though.

I think it's great that it offends a few people. I mean how many RX7's and 240sx's are rolling around with LSx power?

You'd have the most unique Camaro at the car show, too.

2JZ's weigh quite a bit (especially in GTE trim). From what I've seen, well over the 500lb mark for a complete engine. The engine is comparatively tall and long (it sits straight vertical, as opposed to a slanted BMW I6, etc). They are great sounding motors (the 2J's, as well as the older 5M and 7M engines). When turbo'd, you they tend to be either undersized (good low end torque, run out of steam higher up), or dyno queens (nothing till 4500rpm, and then suddenly break the 4 digit barrier) (essentially, this would be Toyota's 4 bolt LT1, with better internals)

I laugh whenever people say "oh well such and such motor makes xyzHP on stock internals," etc. So what if an LSx or a 2J or an RB or a Mod motor can hold 800hp on stock internals. When I'm putting that much boost into the engine, you're damn well right that I'm putting in forged guts! Its easy to cheap out on the expensive things, but when they go, you're going to cry even harder.

It does look like a VERY clean swap, and they did put a very stout motor in the car, and very unique. Payback indeed, for all of those LSx swapped RX7's, Skylines, S2000's, Supras!
 
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