World’s first exposed-weave carbon-fiber ’69 Camaro merges iconic American muscle style with modern supercar performance
YUKON, Okla. (Jan. 23, 2023) – Finale Speed, a premier custom car manufacturer and restorer fueled by innovation, has unveiled its latest creation, “Viral.” The production-ready 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is the world’s first exposed-weave carbon-fiber ’69 Camaro, merging classic lines with modern materials, drivetrain, chassis and suspension. Viral makes its debut at the 2023 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, January 21-29 at Westworld.
Viral’s fully custom carbon-fiber body is engineered to OE specifications using prepreg autoclave-cured carbon fiber to deliver maximum lightness while retaining rigidity and strength. The body is covered with BASF Glasurit Clear to show off its modern craftsmanship, while LED lighting, flush-mounted glass and billet hinges and handles round out the exterior finishes. The custom interior is appointed with VXR seats and Alcantara-covered door panels from TMI, an Alcantara headliner, gauges by Classic Instruments and an Old Air Products climate-control system. Entertainment features an Alpine head unit with a Mosconi five-channel amp and Focal speakers and subwoofer. A custom-built four-point rollbar adds protection, while a carbon rear-seat delete sheds additional weight.
The lightweight body sits atop a modern drivetrain, chassis and suspension. A GM Performance LT4 crate engine with a Wegner pulley system delivers 650 horsepower, with fuel management handled by GM and a VaporWorx fuel pump. A trunk-mounted OPTIMA battery, American Autowire harness and GM ignition handle electrical duties. Ultimate Headers stainless-steel long-tube headers and a custom-fabricated exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers deliver Viral’s soundtrack.
A Tremec T-56 Super Magnum six-speed manual transmission and a 9-inch rear end with Positraction LSD and Dutchman axles transfer power to the ground. Front and rear Speedtech sub-frames, oversized sway bars and JRi coilovers provide handling. The 18×10.5-inch front and 18×12-inch rear Forgeline three-piece VX3C-SL wheels are wrapped in Toyo Proxes R888R rubber and big Wilwood calipers with 14-inch slotted, cross-drilled and vented rotors haul Viral to a stop.
The Finale Speed team continues to innovate by interpreting and modernizing America’s most iconic muscle cars in a way that exceeds client expectations. The 1969 Camaro has long been an icon of style and performance, and Viral takes that to the next level. With its full carbon-fiber body, modern drivetrain and bespoke interior, Viral represents classic muscle turned supercar for the modern performance era.
The Viral 1969 Camaro is available as a roller body or turnkey finished vehicle. For more information on Viral and Finale Speed’s other projects, visit www.finalespeed.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.
About Finale Speed
Finale Speed is a custom car manufacturer and restorer located in Yukon, Oklahoma. The team of highly-skilled craftsmen has decades of experience building high-end performance supercars combined with an unmatched passion for the industry. Finale Speed is focused on innovation. Finale Speed strives to be recognized as a premier car builder, offering complete resto-mod American muscle cars and individual parts like carbon-fiber hoods and trunk pieces. From a production line-up of carbon-fiber-cladded muscle cars to meticulous restorations, the team takes over 2,500 hours to craft each vehicle with uncompromised precision and attention to detail. Finale Speed is building the future by admiring a past when American muscle and engineering dominated the road. The result is the finest coach-built cars in the world, instant icons that run wild and fast, born out of personal inspiration and bold desires. For more information, visit www.finalespeed.com.