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PowerStop Red-Team Member Nick Relampagos

OPTIMA Ultimate Streetcar Competitor Nick Relampagos is no stranger to going fast and stopping faster. His iconic split-bumper Camaro is covered in high tech carbon fiber components and powered by a GM Performance LSA filled with some of the best go-fast parts in the business. He balances that light weight and impossible power with Speedtech suspension and PowerStop brake components that create razor sharp balance that meets or exceeds today’s best supercars.

“Coming off a straight at a high speed and experiencing brake fade is not a good feeling.  I experienced that with other brake pads and decided to give the PowerStop Track Day pads and rotors a try, that setup has been on the car ever since! Not only are they excellent performers in competition events, but I drive my car on the street and they perform just like regular brakes and they’re not ‘overly-grabby’. Having the Powerstop Track Day pads and rotors on my factory production C6 Z06 brakes eliminates the need to buy expensive aftermarket calipers and rotors.”

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The Car

  • 1970 Chevy Camaro, Color- 2012 Camaro Inferno Orange
  • Anvil Auto Carbon Fiber, Hood, front nose, F&R bumpers, wheel wells, trunk lid rear spoiler and radiator closeout panel, total weight savings of 200 lbs


  • Speedtech Performance Extreme Subframe and rear Torque Arm, Ultimate Performance JRI Shocks, Eibach Springs
  • Ford 9″ rear full floater with Detroit Tru Trac and 3:70 ratio


  • C6 Z06 calipers
  • Powerstop Track Day Pads and Rotors
  • Stainless brake lines
  • Wilwood 7/8″ Master
  • 9″ vacuum booster

Engine & Transmission

  • Chevrolet Performance 6.2L Supercharged LSA
  • Forged Crank
  • Lingenfelter forged rods and pistons
  • King Bearings
  • AFR 260 Mongoose CNC cylinder heads
  • Lingenfelter Balancer and 2.3″ supercharger pulley
  • Synergy Performance Cam and Tune
  • Ultimate Performance Headers
  • 3″ mandrel bent exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers
  • Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed transmission
  • Centerforce DYAD dual disc clutch
  • Aluminum driveshaft

Wheels And Tires

  • Forgeline Monoblock GA1R wheels in bronze, 18×11.5 front 18×12 rear
  • BF Goodrich Rival S 1.5 tires in 315/30 18 and 335/30 18


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