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What makes it a Pro Touring car

Just curious what makes a Camaro a Pro Touring Camaro? Is the engine, the suspension, the stance, new techonology, all of the above.

Just curious about this.
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Re: What makes it a Pro Touring car

first of all: wheels & stance & brakes (makes it a mild pro touring car) (its what started the craze).
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M21MAN...

I guess I can call my ride a Pro Touring style Camaro then.

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I didn't think it could really be PT unless you had "Project Concept" renderings...

I have a lot more than wheels, tires and a stance and don't consider it PT at all...


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Re: What makes it a Pro Touring car

Call your's what you want Dennis, I never get tired of looking at your Camaro!

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I didn't think it could really be PT unless you had "Project Concept" renderings...

I have a lot more than wheels, tires and a stance and don't consider it PT at all...


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I didn't think it could really be PT unless you had "Project Concept" renderings...
To be a real pro-touring car, you've got to give the car a name too, like "Project Blueballs" or "Obsession".......
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Call your's what you want Dennis, I never get tired of looking at your Camaro!
I would not get tired of either... dang she is purdy.
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I didn't think it could really be PT unless you had "Project Concept" renderings...
1) Concept renderings,
2) A web site devoted to chronicling the build from start to finish,
3) A press release upon completion, and most importantially,
4) Your car needs a cool name.


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Re: What makes it a Pro Touring car

Its spending beacoup bucks to get a 60's era car to handle almost as well as a new Ford Fusion.
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Its spending beacoup bucks to get a 60's era car to handle almost as well as a new Ford Fusion.
LOL!!! Thats true. I was going to say $80k.
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Re: What makes it a Pro Touring car

I sorta consider my Chevelle "pro touring" since it has the big wheels, slammed, brakes, OD trans, suspension, etc etc. I mainly built it how I like it and to make it drive nicer.

I couldn't come up with a cool name though, so I came up with "Project No Name". Because it doesn't have a name. Just my personal car build. I thought it was funny.


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Re: What makes it a Pro Touring car

modern drivetrain and suspension mostly . maybe set up for autocross ?
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Re: What makes it a Pro Touring car

...what started out as "Pro-touring" is now really "Resto-Mod"... Like the link to this thread says, "today's performance with classic style"... In the last few years, with events like American Street Cars Series (run-to-the-...), Optima street car challenge, etc becoming popular, the hard-core Pro-tourers have come to use their cars to auto cross and on track days... Now, that is what is considered "true Pro-touring"...

Me? I just wanted my baby to handle like a new Camaro and look as sexy as a 45-year-old can (with some "work" done to her)...

BTW: No rendering (all in my brain); a lot of money spent (wifey reminds me every chance she gets); and a "cool name", Pro-crastination (given by my wife since I took 18 yrs to get this car to the point it is now)...

BL: Most people ask if it's "pro-tour"... I let them know that it is not and I cannot race it since it doesn't have a rollbar, but it will kick the **** out of your 'vette old man..

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Re: What makes it a Pro Touring car

There are so many cars that fit the "original " idea of pro touring , basically taking and old school car and making it handle better, stopping , cornering etc..
Now there are people spending stupid amounts of money on these cars , to me i dont really care for the "all out" pro touring cars...I like the middle of the road....
Some of those other cars dont have anything in common with our cars any more besides the dang sheet metal, they Look like a 68 69 camaro etc , but nothing of the actual car is left...

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Re: What makes it a Pro Touring car

Good thread....

I like the Resto-mod if I had to pick a label. I agree pro-touring is what I'd call a hugely expensive, built for a car show like SEMA.

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