Raybestos ’71 Camaro RS “The Beginning”

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Raybestos '71 Chevrolet Camaro RS "The Beginning"
Raybestos Brakes has teamed up with Schwartz Performance to build the RS ’71 Camaro featuring Raybestos Element 3 brake pads.


What do you get when you mix a modern LS power plant, a rigid custom chassis and the stopping power of Raybestos brakes on a 1971 Camaro?

Raybestos 1971 Camaro RS "The Beginning"
You get a machine that is ready to turn heads cruising down main street and leave opponents staring at your taillights on the track.


The Raybestos Camaro RS is all go with plenty of show! Actually, this is not RS Camaro. RS logo is actually a “Raybestos Sport” – that is what it really means. The 700+ horsepower Schwartz-modified, GM LS3 V8 engine with SLP supercharger, is a real beast but it also has plenty of style.

Supercharged GM LS3 V8 engine in 1971 Camaro RS "The Beginning"
Behind the LS3 is a Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission using an American Powertrain “Science Friction” clutch/flywheel & Hydramax hydraulics kit. The combo is good for 11.8-second e.t.’s at 127 mph on street tires. Throw some slicks on it, and this is a solid 10-second machine.

Raybestos '71 Chevy Camaro RS "The Beginning" front right
The Raybestos ’71 Camaro RS was painted by The Paint Spot in Addison. They resurrected the look of the ’75- 80 Camaro RS paint scheme; the hood and roof were painted satin black. The Forgeline RB3C wheels are powdercoated satin black with a gloss red lip to match the paint; this beast is a true beauty.

Raybestos 1971 Camaro RS "The Beginning" interior
All we can say is, WOW!  The gang at Schwartz Performance did a great job bringing this year’s build to life.  The Raybestos RS Camaro is the perfect combination of beauty and brawn.  Take a look at the photos and judge for yourself.


Schwartz Performance has really outdone themselves, the Raybestos Camaro RS is quite a car!  She’s the perfect combination of performance and style.  All we can say is, well done Jeff Schwartz, well done.

Raybestos 1971 Chevy Camaro RS "The Beginning" front right


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