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Hemmings’ nearby neighbors Redline Motorsports and the DeNooyer Performance Division scored a Mothers Choice Award for Excellence in Automotive Design at the 2010 SEMA show last week, with their no-holds-barred 2011 HTR-850R Camaro.
The 850R is the latest FrankenCamaro creation from Howard Tanner, the Schenectady, New York, tuner who teamed up several months ago with Albany, New York, Chevrolet dealer DeNooyer Chevrolet to create and sell what basically amount to modern versions of the Baldwin-Motion or Yenko Camaros.
The cars have been successful because they are meticulously assembled (Howard is a raving maniac about details), offered at a reasonable price and, best of all, backed by a warranty. If that wasn’t enough, Dan Carlton at DeNooyer Performance will even take in your crappy old trade on your new Tanner-tuned Camaro (or Corvette) and get you financed.
The 850R that picked up the Mothers award in Vegas started out as a 2011 SS2/RS Camaro, but Howard has basically thrown everything at it.
The original engine was swapped for an LS7 that’s been heavily modified: Callies forged crank, Oliver forged rods, JE pistons, CNC ported L92 heads, and a specially ground blower cam. With 9.5:1 compression, the engine was then topped with a 3.6-liter Kenne Bell liquid cooled twin screw blower. The trans is an RPM Transmission-built TR6060 six-speed with hardened input and output shafts and carbon fiber synchros. The car also uses a ZR1 twin disk clutch and 1,400hp Driveline Shop Axles.
The suspension is likewise heavily worked, with Pfadt coilovers, anti-roll bars, trailing arms and bushings. The 850R rolls on Forza Forged FRZ-950 three-piece wheels: 20×11 in the rear and 20×10 in the front. Stopping power is provided by Brembo six-piston front, four-piston rear.
The 850 has also received a host of body and interior mods, as well as painted on stripes – all of that work was done by another Hemmings neighbor, Capara’s Autobody in Troy, New York.
Performance? Howard is claiming 816hp at the wheels and a 10.30 quarter at 139 MPH. He says the car will pull 1.08gs on the skidpad and still get 18 MPG.