2006 Baldwin-Motion Camaro 540 SuperSpeedster


2006 Baldwin-Motion Camaro 540 SuperSpeedster

2006 Baldwin-Motion Camaro 540 SuperSpeedster

October 31st, 2006, Las Vegas – Based on the SuperCoupe which garnered much praise at the 2005 SEMA Show, the Speedster version was released a year later at the same event.

Like the Coupe, the Speedster features a radical body design that puts modern touches on the old 1969 Camaro design. Most of the work has been carried out by Time Machines who recreated the body and 540 CID engine. Braking is supplied by Baer Claw Extreme-Plus brakes with forged six-piston Sport calipers and 14-inch cross-drilled rotors front and rear.

The SuperSpeedster is powered by an all-aluminum 700-hp Merlin/Motion big-block built by Bill Mitchell. The blueprinted and dyno-tuned 540-cubic-inch powerplant has a World Products aluminum block with 4.50-inch bore, 4.25-inch stroke and 4.840-inch bore spacing. Eagle 6.535-inch H-beam rods, forged crank and 10-to-1 forged pistons are utilized. The roller-cammed engine is topped off with a Cross-Ram fuel injection system custom-built by Jim Kinsler. Polished alloy Motion-badged valve covers are rare original NOS parts.

Powertrain details include a specially-prepared Tremec TKO five-speed and a fully-independent rear with a Dana 44 Posi and hardened steel high-torque axles. Suspension is four-wheel independent with polished unequal length control arms and toe-in control links and fully adjustable coil-over shocks and sway bars. Steering is rack and pinion.

Stopping power is supplied by Motion signature Baer Claw Extreme-Plus brakes with forged six-piston Sport calipers and 14-inch cross-drilled rotors front and rear. The SuperCoupe rides on Motion-inspired Bonspeed wheels.

The SuperCoupe’s interior is completely hand-crafted and features a pair of unique Baldwin-Motion-logo, leather-upholstered six-way power seats, signature gauges, Hot Rod Air and hand formed dash and center and overhead consoles.

Story by Baldwin Motion & Supercars.net

In Detail

engine Aluminum Motion/Merlin V8 w/Eagle Specialties 4340 Crank & Contecting Rods,
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
fuel feed Custom-built Kinsler Cross-Ram Injection
displacement 8849 cc / 540 in³
bore 114.3 mm / 4.5 in
compression 10.0:1
power 522.0 kw / 700 bhp
specific output 79.1 bhp per litre
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD w/Dana 44 Posi
wheel type Bonspeed Intense Wheels
front tires Michelin Pilot Sport 265 x 35 x 18
rear tires Michelin Pilot Sport 265 x 25 x 20
front brakes Baer Claw Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size x 356 mm / x 14 in
rear brakes Baer Claw Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
r brake size x 356 mm / x 14 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 30.5 cm / 20 x 12 in
steering Ididit Rack & Pinion
f suspension Unequal Control Arms w/Adj NT Motorsports Coil over Shocks, ustom-built Time Machines Sway Bar
r suspension Fully Indpendant w/Adj Coil over Shocks, ustom-built Time Machines Sway Bar
transmission Modified Tremec TKO600 5-speed transmission
gear ratios :1