2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS by RCR Street Performance and Penzoil

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

The street car has been recently introduced in the form of the Richard Childress Racing Street Performance 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS. RCR gave this car a Magnusson supercharger, custom-ground camshaft, and cold-air intake to the Camaro's 6.2-liter V-8.

The RCR Street Performance Camaro SS becomes more distinctive with a new Corsa stainless-steel exhaust system and revised headers.

The Camaro becomes easier to maneuver due to a new coil-over kit with stiffer bushings and a six-pot Wilwood brake kit. To help move the engine power to the ground, it gets a beefier clutch and billet-steel flywheel.

When it comes to the exterior, RCR didn't hold back with the lightweight material, carbonfiber. The Camaro's front splitter, rear diffuser, new side skirts, rear wing, and hood scoop, are all built from carbonfiber. The 22-inch custom wheels are staggered and the blacked-out rear taillights and new front grille complement the custom paint and graphics.

For its interior, RCR gave the car custom upholstery and a variety of yellow-colored bits. Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, said that the RCR Street Performance 2010 Camaro SS project is "an opportunity that translates more than 40 years of RCR racing knowledge to the neighborhood garage."

He added that only three samples of this high-performance street car will be built. He said that whoever wins the Pennzoil 'Get Your Key to Clean' sweepstakes will own a piece of history. All Camaro enthusiasts interested in the RCR machine may enter the Pennzoil "Get Your Key to Clean" promotion.

For a period until July 31, you may enter the contest at pennzoilkeytoclean.com. Five entrants will be picked to be at the Sprint Cup's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway the weekend of October 16, where one of the finalists will be presented with the key to the RCR-prepped Camaro SS.

Press Release

Pennzoil and RCR Street Performance Group Unveil Track-Worthy Camaro

In late May, Pennzoil announced the start of the "Get Your Key to Clean" promotion to celebrate the launch of Pennzoil's best cleansing portfolio of products ever. The promotional sweepstakes provides consumers the opportunity to win a VIP weekend at the Bank of America 500 in October, as well as a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, a piece of automotive history, the first vehicle produced by the newly formed RCR Street Performance Group.

The special edition 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS is the first of its kind and has been up-fitted and enhanced with numerous performance upgrades that are befitting one of the most successful NASCAR teams, Richard Childress Racing, and the maker of some of the most technologically advanced motor oils available, Pennzoil®. Additions to the vehicle include a carbon fiber body kit to increase downforce and performance, a completely reupholstered interior using the iconic colors of Pennzoil® and RCR, and a completely revamped suspension and supercharged engine for NASCAR-inspired performance. Contestants can go to www.pennzoil.com to register to win it.

"The RCR Street Performance 2010 Camaro SS project is an opportunity that translates more than 40 years of RCR racing knowledge to the neighborhood garage. Only three of these high-performance street cars will ever be built, so the winner of the Pennzoil 'Get Your Key to Clean' sweepstakes will end up owning a piece of history," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. "Through the Pennzoil 'Get Your Key to Clean' promotion, the folks at Pennzoil have provided an exciting opportunity for one lucky race fan to win a very special street car."

The RCR Street Performance Group was created for people with a unique appreciation for the finer - and faster - things in life. From the design and production of high-performance engines, to the precision fabrication of chassis and bodywork, to the custom design and manufacture of parts for both engines and chassis, the RCR Street Performance Group is the culmination of more than 40 years of championship racing experience at Richard Childress Racing.

Just this year, the RCR Street Performance Group has taken the years of experience and knowledge gained on some of NASCAR's toughest tracks and begun completing performance upgrades on various Chevrolet vehicles. The 2010 Camaro SS is the first of many models to be modified by the fabled race shop and made available to consumers. Allowing the Camaro SS to be the prize for one lucky consumer is a further testament to the technological relationship that RCR and Pennzoil share.

Since the start of the Shell-Pennzoil sponsorship of the No. 29 car in 2007, Pennzoil's technical support program with RCR has provided the race team with its most advanced motor oil technology along with the support of a team of industry leading scientists. Through excellent collaboration, Pennzoil's team of scientists engineer motor oils that resist heat, shear and wear, while keeping the engine clean even during the most demanding race conditions. The most recent example of this collaboration is the use of the Hyper Cleansing Technology(TM) found in Pennzoil Ultra(TM) motor oil in each of the engines on the track for RCR.

"Building on the success of Pennzoil Ultra(TM), today marks the beginning of the next generation of Pennzoil® as we have engineered our motor oils to provide consumers with the best cleansing Pennzoil® oils ever," said Pennzoil Global Brand Manager Debbie Van Schalkwyk. "Our new portfolio of products includes five Pennzoil® motor oils that elevate cleansing and engine protection beyond industry requirements. We are happy that RCR has worked with us to celebrate this milestone by helping make 'Get Your Key to Clean' an exciting promotion for our consumers."

The "Get Your Key to Clean" promotion, which runs through July 31, 2010, will treat five finalists and a guest to an RCR VIP Experience at the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway the weekend of October 16, 2010. A ceremony will be held before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race where each of the five finalists will be presented with a key, one of which will start the engine of the RCR Street Performance Camaro SS. The finalist with the key that starts the engine will win the car and be announced the Grand Prize Winner.

To see the official rules and for more information about the promotion, how to enter and additional details about Pennzoil's best cleansing portfolio of motor oils ever, visit www.pennzoil.com. For more information about the RCR Street Performance Group visit www.rcrstreetperformance.com.

The complete list of performance upgrades are as follows:
Exterior Accents:
-- Front Splitter: Carbon Fiber
-- Rear Diffuser: Carbon Fiber
-- Side Skirts: Carbon Fiber
-- Rear Spoiler: Carbon Fiber
-- Hood: Carbon Fiber Scoop
-- Custom paint and graphic
-- 22" Custom Wheels, Front 22x9, Rear 22x10.5
-- Performance Tires, Front 295/30/22, Rear 265/35/22
-- Black out rear light area and tail lights
-- Old School Grille
Interior:
-- Custom yellow trim piece on doors and around dash area
-- Custom Upholstery: Yellow and Black Hounds tooth w/Suede accents and Full Suede headliner
-- Customs Floor Mats
Performance:
-- Cold Air Intake
-- Performance based coil over kit with new bushings
-- Custom six caliper big brake kit by Wilwood
-- Stainless steel exhaust
-- Magnusson Super Charger
-- Stage 4+ clutch w/ billet steel flywheel
-- Custom ground cam shaft
-- Performance based dual valve springs
-- Hardened push rod set
-- ARP LS cam retainer plate
-- Kevlar spark plug wire booties
-- Custom headers
-- Billet aluminum valve covers

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