Florida’s most-blinged Camaro ZL1 brings out the haters in force

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    To paraphrase Rene Magritte, this is not a car. Yes, it is a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible, and it has an engine which can turn those 30-inch Forgiato gold saucers into forward motion. But the transformation by a Tampa tuning shop into what it calls the King ZL1 has placed the Camaro into the kind of debate heard around avant-garde galleries: Is it a piece of art, or a piece of garbage?

    Built and shown by 813 Customs, the King ZL1 follows a similar effort on a less-powerful King Camaro unveiled earlier this year. Both required a near-complete teardown and reassembly, with bespoke fiberglass dash and door pieces to handle a Radio Shack's worth of speakers and monitors, including the three 23-inch TVs that pop up from the back seat. The outside gets a gold-chrome vinyl wrap, and the 6.2-liter V-8 also gets a brace of upgrades, such as a Whipple supercharger, that can never be used in anger thanks to custom-painted 30-inch Forgiato Maschili wheels that make the Camaro like Lolo Jones running hurdles in spike heels.

    As someone who spends a lot of time reading what people say on the Internet about cars, I can safely say the King ZL1 has stirred a more heated reaction than any other vehicle I've seen in quite a spell. Camaro fans take their cars seriously, and the idea of turning a ZL1 into a slow-rolling rec room enrages many; one commenter called it "the murder of this American muscle car." The Facebook page of 813 Customs was so filled with invective, including some blatant racism, that the company's owner had to respond, noting that he's paid to build cars even when they're not to his personal taste:

  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Welp, I'm at a loss for words and that never happens.:laugh2:
  3. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    I've seen uglier things in my life, but the electroshock therapy prevents me from remembering what it might've been.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Dude. I just observed a session of this last week. Pretty intense.

    Nothing like the movie depictions and I wasn't expecting it to be but I had the opportunity to see a few sessions and decided that one was all I wanted to watch.
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Well alrighty then.
  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    That is wrong in so many ways :(
  7. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I love Camaros and Vettes but that is one butt ugly looking rides, but hey, whatever floats your boat, I guess.
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Gold and Green? Let me guess. A ND fan? :laugh2:

    Seafoam green or any shade of it is disgusting. :puke:


  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Could be The Bishop Don Magic Juan.
  10. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    NO I have not seen blatant racism on the internet, oh wait I was watching a video of a small jet taking off yesterday and the comments somehow spiraled into a long argument with racism in it. Jeez I just wanted info and then they go off about politics then naturally into racist remarks along with that, sigh.
  11. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a car for Serpentor...

    Make it gold and green! THIS...I COMMAND!!!
  12. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Why and where did you witness that? And did you know the poor victim?
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Holy **** that's ugly.
  14. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    People are not hating because they are jealous.

    That I can pretty much assure you of.
  15. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    ...rare porcelain Bugatti Veyron.

    About 3.4 Million and owned by a wealthy Saudi Arabian citizen.
  16. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a Gay Transformer...
  17. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    That's putting it mildly :laugh1:
  18. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    GM should send them a cease and desist and sue them immediately...
  19. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    I guess some people just need to waste money on tacky things.

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