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Lingenfelter Performance Engineering stuck a toe into the 8s with an LS-9 powered 2010 Camaro SS (on 12-inch slicks and with a two-stage nitrous system) at Maryland International Raceway recently.
The Camaro’s quickest run was 8.997 seconds at 158.80 MPH. Lingenfelter says the car is putting out 1,243hp and 1,328-lbs.ft. of torque at the wheels, and is laying claim to this being the first fifth-generation Camaro SS to dip into the 8s.
You can watch the LPE Camaro SS break its quarter-mile record on Lingenfelter’s YouTube page.
Lingenfelter’s LS9 Camaro SS previously ran a 9.043 quarter-mile at 159.29 MPH at Muncie Dragway on Oct. 30. The engine is a 377-cu.in./6.2L LS9 with an LPE High Flow supercharger snout front cover, LS9 Overdrive Harmonic Balancer, LS9 2.38 diameter upper supercharger pulley and a TR6060 manual transmission.
The car employs some significant suspension and weight-saving trickery (GM V-6 Camaro brakes front and rear?) as well as 4.10 gears and a line lock (and, of course, the nitrous). But it also has a 10-point cage, working A/C and a working stereo. The total weight of the car is 4,075 pounds with the driver.