Every year at the SEMA show, Kazunori Yamauchi, the father of the Gran Turismo series gives the GT award to his favourite customized car of the show. This year the honors go to Mark Stielow's custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro which of course means that his car will also be included in Gran Turismo 5. Since the game is already on its way to being released to the public, this car might be available as downloadable content.

Mark Stielow's Custom 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is the first Camaro fitted with the 6.2L LS9 V8 engine from GM performance parts. The engine has been tuned to produce 700 Hp but that's not the end of the story. The car might look like a classic Camaro from the outside but under this classic body there is a whole new lot of changes including carbon-ceramic Brembo ZR1 Corvette disc brakes, C6 Corvette front suspension on the Art Morrison front subframe, front spoiler relocator kit, trick Rick's stainless gas tank, and coolers for the transmission and rearend.

Last year, the award went to the 1970 Ford Trans-Cammer Mustang which has also been included in the upcoming Gran Turismo 5. You can see it in the picture below.

[source: GTPlanet and Hotrod Magazine]
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