View Full Version : CONRAD GRUNEWALD; FORMULA DRIFT 2010 Camaro

09-21-2009, 04:32 PM
Official press release

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[Source: Motor Mavens]


Custom 2010 Camaro Constructed for Competition in 2010 Formula DRIFT Championship

LOS GATOS, CA – BR Racing by Luke Lonberger in partnership with Conrad Grunewald Racing reveal they are in the process of building a 2010 Camaro SS in preparation for the 2010 Formula DRIFT Championship competition.

"I am very excited to be able to drive such an iconic American muscle car in the Formula DRIFT Championship," said Conrad Grunewald, driver and owner of Conrad Grunewald Racing. "Our main goal is to have the Camaro ready for the 2009 SEMA show but our preseason testing should start immediately after the show. I have a great amount of confidence that BR Racing and Luke Lonberger can build this Camaro into a highly competitive car and I look forward to getting back out on the track."

Hankook Tire Corporation will provide tire sponsorship for the 2010 Formula DRIFT season. Grunewald announced the Camaro will use Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires on custom Forgeline aluminum 3-piece wheels. The car is to be controlled by Eibach's Multi-Pro-R2 two-way adjustable dampers and coilovers. A GM Performance LS-A supercharged 6.2 liter V8 controlled by the AEM Universal EMS and expected to make over 600 RWHP will power the Camaro. All body work will be constructed with carbon fiber from Seibon Carbon.

The car will also be on display the 2009 SEMA Show at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 3 to Nov. 6, 2009. The Camaro build can be followed at www.conradgrunewald.com.

Entering its sixth season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver's driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete in 7 events nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the global focal point for the Sport.

09-21-2009, 04:52 PM
if it has these things it will be a success: amazing stance/ride height, 9000 rpm, crazy steering angle

09-22-2009, 12:22 PM
I see that there's also an FD RX-7 and Genesis coupe on the blu808 site. Are those still being built?

Also, there's nothing on Conrad's blog... we want to see details! and progress! give the fans what they want :D

I can't wait to see this beast at SEMA!

09-23-2009, 05:23 AM
I luv my imports...but if it comes out like the drawing, that's freakin awesome :eek:

Special K
09-25-2009, 07:31 AM
Freakin awsome buddy!

Jonnie Fraz
09-28-2009, 09:26 PM
This car is amazing! Got to run down to BLU808 to check out the build...Very solid work! The steering angle is something alright. It is gonna be a mad dash for SEMA, but the car is in good hands.
Keep up the great work!!

09-29-2009, 05:31 PM
i hope they'll have it irwindale i would like to see it

Hubert Young
09-30-2009, 10:22 AM
Good stuff guys!!! And best of luck with the build! Get to work, SEMA is around the corner... and even better if you can bring it down to Irwindale so I can check it out!!!

10-03-2009, 11:32 PM
Thanks Hubert. I flew Jeff Jordan from Jordan Innovations up here to do the wiring on the car. We are doing that as I type this.

10-26-2009, 10:13 PM
Camaro has finished final assembly after having the entire interior, engine bay, trunk, and wheel wells repainted by Los Gatos Auto Body. The car went together beautifully.

Here are some teaser shots showing some goodies provided by Seibon Carbon.


Here is all the carbon bodywork scuffed and blocked. Ready to paint tomorrow.


That is all we will show until the unveiling at SEMA

10-26-2009, 10:50 PM


i like!

10-26-2009, 11:18 PM
looks great! can't wait to see more pics after SEMA!

10-27-2009, 02:09 PM
A more elaborate update


10-27-2009, 07:19 PM
What!!! That is sick! A fully tuned camaro! I'll like to see that go up against Vaugh Gitten JR.'s mustang in formula d next year! That'll be a hell of a battle!

11-08-2009, 11:48 AM

The 2010 FormulaD Camaro

Motor Trend

11-21-2009, 06:38 PM
ive been dying to see this, and i hope to see it up against the falken mustang and se the camaro tear it up

12-02-2009, 01:37 PM
Looks great and I am sure Conrad will do well! :)

12-02-2009, 10:38 PM
This car is amazing! Got to run new york asian escort (http://www.nyasianblue.com) down to BLU808 to check new york asian escorts (http://www.nyasianblue.com) out the build...Very solid new york escort (http://www.nyasianblue.com) work! The steering angle is something alright. It is gonna be a mad dash for SEMA, but the car is in good hands.
Keep up the great work!! This car is amazing! Got new york escorts (http://www.nyasianblue.com) to run down to BLU808 to check out the build...Very solid work! The steering angle is something alright. It is gonna be a mad dash for SEMA, but the car is in good hands.
Keep up the great work!!

12-02-2009, 10:39 PM
gonna be a mad dash for SEMA, but the car is in good hands.
Keep up the great work!!

01-27-2010, 08:53 PM
Camaro is done and ready to be tuned. Here is a video of the first drive tonight at blu808.com


01-27-2010, 09:39 PM
this car looks so so good except for that HOOD! lol

This car is amazing! Got to run new york asian escort (http://www.nyasianblue.com) down to BLU808 to check new york asian escorts (http://www.nyasianblue.com) out the build...Very solid new york escort (http://www.nyasianblue.com) work! The steering angle is something alright. It is gonna be a mad dash for SEMA, but the car is in good hands.
Keep up the great work!! This car is amazing! Got new york escorts (http://www.nyasianblue.com) to run down to BLU808 to check out the build...Very solid work! The steering angle is something alright. It is gonna be a mad dash for SEMA, but the car is in good hands.
Keep up the great work!!

Is www.nyasianblue.com sponsoring this car as well... put a picture of a fine asian hooker on the hood.

02-04-2010, 11:50 PM
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02-05-2010, 11:21 AM
SOURCE: http://gruppe-s.blogspot.com/2010/02/conrad-grunewald-and-hankook-tire.html

Conrad Grunewald and the Hankook Tire Camero 2010 Drift Car Drop in to Gruppe-S for a Tune!
Posted by Gruppe S
Alright folks. First off let me say that these photos don't do any justice to how beautiful this car is, not to mention how loud it is....

Standing next to this car while its doing a pull on the dyno is much like being outside during a thunderstorm, but instead of being on the ground your up in the clouds. Even with your hands over your ears, this thing just rumbled deeeeeeep into your bones. We had the entire shop at a standstill just so everyone could find out why it sounded like the "Apocalypse" in our warehouse.

2010 is looking pretty good for the Hankook Tire Team, come April this thing will mop up the competition! (Other than the other members of the Hankook Tire Team...)
No numbers to post up on our blog, you'll just have to find out in April @ the Streets of Long Beach FD Opener.


02-05-2010, 06:45 PM
Thanks for the write up.

It was alot of fun building this car with Conrad.

02-06-2010, 01:54 AM

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02-06-2010, 02:37 AM
SWEET! over 2000hp!!! conrad is gonna win the championship this year that is untill sam shows up in a 3700hp challenger

02-06-2010, 08:51 AM
That's what drifting has come to. Rather than style and technique, it's all about HP. Fewer and fewer teams will be able to afford the HP game. I wonder when a V12 Biturbo will makes it way into an engine bay....

02-06-2010, 05:00 PM
I think the dyno was wrong because with an LS9 under the hood you should be OVER 9000!!!!!

02-06-2010, 07:59 PM
interesting. is hankook releasing a 555/5/20 tire to handle that then?

better strech that on a 20x22.5 inch wide wheel while they are at it. wider than it is tall = the new fad.

02-07-2010, 09:57 PM
I honestly cant wait to see what someone can do with 2000HP

Justin Banner
02-08-2010, 05:19 AM
I honestly cant wait to see what someone can do with 2000HP

I'm not worried about the tires, as they will be pointless when the wheels are melting. :D

02-08-2010, 04:52 PM
this was bad dyno reading, please do not rely on what you see in the video


02-08-2010, 04:56 PM
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02-08-2010, 08:35 PM

02-09-2010, 10:09 AM

02-13-2010, 05:01 PM
Update: Hankook, CGR, Blu808 Formula Drift Camaro

The Camaro had its first drift runs at Laguna Seca today. The car worked perfectly, and is very well balanced.

Pictures and video coming soon!

02-13-2010, 05:29 PM
"The car worked perfectly"

That's a damn scary thought for other competitors.

02-13-2010, 06:19 PM

02-13-2010, 06:52 PM
like i said... scary

you guys got alot more room for sponsors as well...

02-13-2010, 06:54 PM
We are actively seeking a title sponsor.

02-13-2010, 07:41 PM
Update: Hankook, CGR, Blu808 Formula Drift Camaro

The Camaro had its first drift runs at Laguna Seca today. The car worked perfectly, and is very well balanced.

Pictures and video coming soon!

looking forward to watching the video

Thank you Luke

02-14-2010, 06:41 PM
This Just in!

The Hankook, CGR, Blu808 Camaro will be testing during the Red Line Time Attack

February 26, 2010 @ Streets of Willow Springs

02-15-2010, 01:33 PM
first video of this car on the track

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02-15-2010, 02:18 PM
Looking forward to seeing this beast get down in LB :)

delicious steve
02-16-2010, 12:46 AM
nice photoshop on the on the giant cooper tire in the last pic.

02-16-2010, 09:20 PM


02-16-2010, 09:22 PM
off topic,

Luke has a RB26 Powered 260Z at this shop.


02-16-2010, 09:23 PM

02-21-2010, 05:55 PM
Conrad getting personal with the Camaro.


02-21-2010, 05:58 PM
Luke! when is the Camaro going out again? What's needs get done before Long Beach!

02-21-2010, 06:01 PM
We are changing some stuff with the fuel system right now. We are also machining the front spindles, and working on the steering angle. The car goes to the dyno on Tuesday morning, then back down to Dynamic Auto Sport to get another tune, since the engine has now been broken in.

02-21-2010, 06:03 PM
Yea the car is pretty much all ready to go. Just have to clean up all the wiring and lines going everywhere.

02-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Can i have that Dmax banner?

Did you guys do the suspension arms in house?

Planning on selling any aftermarket stuff for the new camaro?

02-21-2010, 06:11 PM
Im sure D-max will hook you up with a banner. Call up and talk to Bernard.

Press release coming soon for Camaro products.

02-23-2010, 02:32 AM
haha that's funny i have Bernard's card in my wallet right now

nice too see you guys selling parts....

will these be 100% made knuckles or modified stockers?

03-16-2010, 11:06 PM
The Hankook, CGR, Blu808 Camaro will be running Blu808 A arm conversion control arms.

Here is a prototype picture. More coming tomorrow.


03-16-2010, 11:21 PM
are those FD legal?

03-16-2010, 11:31 PM
Yes. They still retain all the factory pickup points.

03-22-2010, 08:57 PM
54 degrees of steering angle.


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03-22-2010, 09:37 PM
What is the degree of ackerman with those Blu808 units installed?

03-22-2010, 09:37 PM
Lolwhut. Put the tie rod back on Luke! :P

03-22-2010, 09:54 PM
those look like the arms i made a few months ago for my new BMW... :)


03-23-2010, 01:39 PM
Yea Mike. Those look really similar. The whole virtual pivot point setup had to go.

There is no ackerman angle with this setup. So for time attack we will be putting the original setup back together.

03-23-2010, 02:13 PM
thats sick! soo are we going to see some reverse entries with that ish

Hubert Young
03-23-2010, 02:20 PM
Impressive work!! First glance of the earlier pictures of the car looked like you could not get much angle. Yea, we are definitely going to see some reverse entries!!! lol!

Like this:
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03-23-2010, 03:38 PM
Should be fun Hubert.

We are testing this Friday. Video will be up soon after that.

Hubert Young
03-23-2010, 03:50 PM
Have fun testing!!!

Conrad: Remember, reverse entry!

03-27-2010, 08:32 PM
Car is competition ready.

Here is a teaser video.