The package is suitable for any locally-converted Camaro (pre- or post-facelift, manual or automatic) and will cost around $10,000, Walkinshaw claiming it is “taking an already impressive power plant and improving on its torque-rich characteristics.
No precise figures have been released, Walkinshaw claiming that power and torque are increased by “approximately 15 per cent”. Applying this calculation to the standard Camaro’s 339kW/617Nm results in 390kW/710Nm, which tallies nicely with info from a WP source who told MOTOR 400kW and 700Nm were rough targets for the upgrade kit.
To achieve these numbers Walkinshaw installs a new stainless system exhaust system, as well as a cold air intake and engine re-calibration. The only external modification is a Walkinshaw Performance badge in dark chrome, but a certificate of authenticity is included and the package is covered by Walkinshaw’s driveline warranty.
The exhaust system is available separately, made from stainless steel and incorporating 4-into-1 ceramic-coated headers with 1.875-inch primary pipes, high-flow catalytic converters, a 3.0-inch catback exhaust with 4.0-inch tips finished in either black or billet silver. The exhaust retains its electronic bi-modal activation.
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Walkinshaw Performance boss, Gary Beer, told MOTOR that the Camaro doesn’t carry WP’s traditional number-based naming system as the company doesn’t want to get involved in power wars.
We’ve put our hands up for a road test and will bring you a full review of the Walkinshaw Performance Camaro Power Pack as soon as we can.