GM Award Winners and More at SEMA

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering's (LPE) 750 hp supercharged 2010 LS7 Camaro SS was awarded the General Motors Design Award for Best Sports Car during the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

"General Motors is pleased to recognize the fine accomplishments of the top vehicle builders in the 2009 SEMA Show," said Bob Kern, GM's SEMA Relations Director. "We are proud to support their efforts and applaud the large number of new accessories produced for GM products through the SEMA activity. This has a major positive impression with our vehicle buyers."

The coveted GM Design Award recognizes Lingenfelter Performance Engineering for their innovative power and styling enhancements to one of the industry's most coveted sports cars.

"We are very honored to be recognized for our efforts on the Camaro, and we appreciate General Motors giving us the opportunity to win this award by introducing the new 2010 Camaro and renewing enthusiasts' hobby and passion for muscle cars," said Ken Lingenfelter, owner, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.

Featuring the company's 427 CID/7.0L LS7 power plant, the Lingenfelter Camaro's engine has an 8.8:1 compression ratio with forged JE pistons, production GM LS7 crankshaft and titanium connecting rods, and LS7 cylinder heads with titanium intake valves and Inconel exhaust valves. Other engine upgrades include a Magnuson/Eaton TVS2300 supercharge; Custom-fabricated LS7 cylinder head supercharger base manifold; Lingenfelter 14-rib rear drive system with tensioner pulley; Lingenfelter/ATI Racing 10-rib front accessory drive; Lingenfelter heavy duty power steering pump; Lingenfelter low temperature thermostat; and Custom Lingenfelter coil covers.

Other GM Design Awards Winners were:

  1. Best GM Vehicle: 2010 Light Green Camaro – Neil Tjin, Tjin Edition
  2. Best GM Midsize Car: 1965 Black Pontiac GTO – Josiah Coy, Coybilt
  3. Best GM Restored Vehicle: 1967 Burgundy Buick GS – Gus Stewart, Original Parts Group Inc.
  4. Best GM Hot Rod: 1958 Black Corvette – Phil and Jeremy Gerber, Roadster Shop
  5. Best GM Truck: 1959 Black Chevy Pickup – Rodger Lee, Ironworks Speed & Custom
  6. Best New GM Interior: 2010 Black Camaro – Chris Magnum, D.S.O. Eyewear
  7. Best New GM Exterior: 2010 Red Camaro – Rich Stokes, Status Customs
  8. Best New Product: 2010 Orange Camaro – Rick Bottom, Rick Bottom Designs
  9. Best High-Performance Product: 2010, White, Orange and Black Drift Camaro – Conrad Grunewald and Luke Lonberger, Grunewald Racing
  10. Most Innovative Product: 2010 Black Camaro – Nic Ashby, Leadership Design
  11. Best New Accessory: Carbon Fiber Hood, Decklid, Fenders, Doors, GFX Kit and Spoiler – Michael Macare, Seibon Carbon