Rick Bottom Shows 806 Horsepower Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS at SEMA

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2013 Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS as shown at SEMA
2013 Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS as shown at SEMA
With so many builders working tirelessly for weeks, days and even hours up to the opening of the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas, many of some of the world's most exciting cars are getting geared up for display. Once on display many of these vehicles receive outstanding recognition that any builder or show car owner would be proud to receive, just like Rick Bottom. This year Rick was awarded the "Best New Interior" award from GM Design. After seeing the interior of the 2013 Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS 6-speed manual with 806hp and 730 lb./ft. torque, it is plain to see why.
Metra SEMA booth featured Rick Bottom's 2013 Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS
Metra SEMA booth featured Rick Bottom's 2013 Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS

"Jannetty Racing Enterprises was a primary sponsor doing all mechanical work and expert tuning by Ted Jannetty using SCT iTSX wireless internet bluetooth via an iPhone," said Rick while giving credit to many of those involved with the build. But don't let the award for the interior design let you think that this Camaro is a slow boat on the line. Boasting plenty of aftermarket modifications and performance parts, this SS convertible is ready for the open road. "With 806hp under the hood the XTC 800 Camaro SS convertible is the ultimate performance machine for the sun loving enthusiast," said Rick.
806 horsepower Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS at SEMA
806 horsepower Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS at SEMA
"Featuring a Metra Dash Kit and their own OE Navigation head unit to guide your travels. Vibe amps and speakers round out the A/V system. Truconnect wire and accessories keep things powered up and noise free."

Only the best aftermarket products were used in this build, including a K&N performance air filter to ensure that enough clean air gets to the supped-up engine. Rick would also like to thank American Brothers Design/Foster Machining, and Tony Williams/ASAP Digital for their assistance with the project.

Build is dedicated to the Memory of Paul "Dake" Schmitz. Other aftermarket parts and upgrades used on the Camaro Include:

SEMA featured modified 2013 Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS
SEMA featured modified 2013 Chevy Camaro Convertible 2SS/RS
Sherwin Willliams /Planet Color Automotive Finishes Screaming Yellow Pearl Tri-coat
Injector Dymamics ID-850 injectors
Trent's Trick Upholstery/Devil Accessories fasteners
RX Catch Can
American Racing Headers 1 7/8" long tube 3" x-pipe
Pirelli Tires 255-30-22 front 315-25-22 rear Pzero Nero
Pedders Suspension by Raymond Alignment Plainfield IN
Pedders Sport Ryder SuperCar with 30 pos. adj. reservoir shocks coil over system, bushings sway bars
Anzo Lighting LED taillights
3d Carbon- Body Kit and rear spoiler
MPD Inc. Hood for Showstopper Accessories
Centerforce Clutch- their new DYAD twin disc clutch and flywheel combination
Driveshaft Shop 1000hp street axles and Aluminum one piece drive shaft
Eaton TrueTrac differential
One-of-a-kind SEMA displayed 2013 Chevy Camaro 2SS/RS
One-of-a-kind SEMA displayed 2013 Chevy Camaro 2SS/RS
Lingenfelter 3.70 ring and pinion set
Husrt Shifter and Roll Control
Carriageworks Grilles
Vortech V-3 Supercharger and Air to Air Intercooler with Jannetty Racings Vortech upgrade kit which includes a larger K&N filter, 3.12" top pulley, adds a second By Pass Valve,
Jannetty Racing "Rough Idle" Blower Cam
Lingenfelter drop in dual fuel pump fuel system with upgraded fuel pump control module.
Billy Boat 3" exhaust system with dual mode.
Granetelli Motorsports Rotors and Spark Plug Wires
Roadwire Leather Upholstery Kit
American Brother Designs Billet Interior and Exterior Parts
Defender Worx door panel billet trim
K&N Air Filter
Showstopper Accessories Hood, LED mirrors and side marker lights
ProCustom Headlight Covers
Metco driveshaft safety loop
Fragola AN Fittings
Pirate Mfg. Billet Reverse light trim
Chrometech interior chrome plating service
exterior chrome molding trim by Clayton Machine
Raymond Performance hydro dipping of the wood grained interior parts
Innovate gauges
Autometer prototype gauge piller pod

A few other articles from SEMA includes: Project Builder Sam Piazza Brings 2010 Chevy Camaro SS to Las Vegas, Christian Van Lewen's Custom Camaro SS at 2011 SEMA and the custom 2010 Chevy Camaro SS by Performance Supply Innovations at SEMA.

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