Spotted! 2011 Nickey Camaro SS and 2011 Berger Camaro SS – Road Test TV

November 29th, 2010 by Road Test TV

We just returned from the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) in Chicago, and based upon what we saw, American Muscle is going to be strong in 2011.   Several  dealerships are adding lots of horsepower to the 2011 Camaro SS the way it was done back in the 60’s and 70’s.   In the good ole days, if a customer wanted a car that had more grunt than the factory offered, several dealerships would get it done by teaming up with a tuner or doing it in house.  Back in the day, those dealerships included Yenko Chevrolet, Nickey Chevrolet – Chicago, Berger Chevrolet, Mr. Norm of Grand Spaudling Dodge and Joel Rosen of Motion Performance who teamed up with Baldwin Chevrolet to create Baldwin Motion Camaros, Corvettes, Novas and Chevelles to name a few.

The good news is that high performance dealerships are alive and well today.   Most notable at the the 2010 MCACN were the offerings from Nickey Chicago and Berger Chevrolet.

Let’s start with Nickey Chicago first.  Nickey offers its bad boy 2011 Camaro SS in three Stages.   Below is an overview of what you get in each Stage.

2011 Nickey Camaro

Nickey Chicago Stage 1 Package – 500 hp – $12,080.00 – $20,000.00

-T he Nickey Registry, Inc. Serialized Number Plate & Certificate of Authenticity

-Special “Built For” Customer I.D. Plate

-Distinctive & Stylish Interior/Exterior

-Nickey Badges & Accents

-Custom Tuned Nickey edition, 1 7/8″ Stainless Steel headers

-3″ X pipes and Hi-Flow Cats to stock mufflers

-Cold Air Induction System with high flow air cleaner.

-160 Thermostat

-Special Intake manifold

-Stage I Nickey Tuned Suspension package

-Blacked Out Rear Body Panel

-Nickey Specs Dyno Tune

Nickey Chicago Stage 2 Package 600 hp (up to 800 hp) – $18,230.00 – $40,000.00

Includes most of Stage I upgrades where applicable & in addition, will contain:

– LS3 engine with 600 horsepower (up to 800hp) – either naturally aspirated or with power adders;

-Power adders choices:  Magnuson Supercharger, Pro Charger centrifugal Super Charger as well as Turbochargers;

-Super Charged versions will have an “S” added to the Nickey logo while the turbo have either a single “T” or “TT” designation for single turbo or twin turbo;

-Nickey CNC Ported Heads, Nickey Spec. Cam Kit, Custom Nickey Intake & Fuel Rails;

-Custom tuned exhaust system;

-Stage II Nickey Tuned Suspension Package;

Nickey Chicago Stage 3 Package – 700 hp (up to 1000 hp +) $41,680.00 – $60,000.00

-Stage III include a 7.0 liter LS7 427ci Z06 Corvette motor;

-Includes most of  Stage I & II equipment where applicable and in addition, will contain;

-Supercharger, Turbocharger(s) or naturally aspirated LS engine with over 700 horsepower (up 1,000hp +

-Special high-performance rear differential;

-Special high-performance clutch & flywheel;

– custom roll cage;

-Nickey Fully Tunable Custom Suspension Package;

-Full Nickey Interior Treatment;

-Nickey 20’ Rims with Redline Tires;

-Nickey Custom Cold air intake and high flow air cleaner;

-Custom Exhaust Diverters.


Now on to Berger.  Michigan’s Berger Chevrolet was a dominate force in the 1960’s and 1970’s muscle car era with its “Prescribe Power by Berger” motto that it applied to muscle cars that were sold through the Berger dealership.  If a customer wanted more power out of his/her Berger Chevrolet, it could be done then – and it can be done today.  The 2011 Camaro SS below is an example of what Berger offers today.

2011 Berger Camaro

2011 Berger Camaro SS – 550 hp – $58,075.00 – as optioned below

-2011 Berger SS Camaro with 6.2 Liter V8 Supercharged 550 HP, 530 FP Torque

-Chambered Stainless Cat Back Exhaust System

-Forgeline 3 Piece Modular Wheels 20X9.5 Front, 20X11.0 Rear Custom Machined Center

-Pirelli P Zero Tires 275/40X20 Front, 305/35 X20 Rear

-Revised Suspension Including New Progressive Rate Springs Urethane Radius Rod Bushings Urethane Rear Subframe Bushings

-Hurst Billet/Plus 2 Short Throw Shifter

-Custom Painted Rally Stripes Custom Painted Blacked-Out Tail Panel

-Custom Painted Blacked-Out Inner Grille Area

-SS Fender Badges Featuring

-SS Logo Retro Blue Front & Rear Bowtie Emblems

-Berger Numbered Dash Plaque

-Billet Aluminum “by Berger” Engine Compartment Badge

-“Prescribed Power by Berger” Engine Compartment Decal

-Chrome “by Berger” Rear Emblem

-Berger “Prescribed Power” Emblems

-Berger SS Floor Mats

-Fitted Berger SS Car Cover

To learn more about the 2011 Nickey Camaro SS or the 2011 Berger Camaro SS, go to their official website by clicking here ->Nickey Chicago —- Berger Chevrolet.

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