Iron Man and Captain America may have had their disagreements on the silver screen, but in real life, the actors portraying them look like the best of buddies.
As a way of saying thank you, Robert Downey Jr. gave Chris Evans a unique gift in the form of an all-American muscle car. Say hello to the 1967 'Captain America' Camaro, a custom-built machine by Speedkore that suits Steve Rogers himself.
Given by Downey Jr. to Evans just after they finished filming Avengers: Infinity War, it marks the actors' close bond that they have developed over the years. In fact, Downey Jr. was quite meticulous as to how the car will look like. From the Satin Grigio-Titanium paintjob, Ford Performance Recaro leather seats, to the Captain America insignia on the steering wheel, the man behind Iron Man went all out for his dear friend.
Like the Marvel character for which Evans famously portrayed, this particular Camaro is both powerful and nimble. Under the hood is an LS3 V8 that churns out an impressive 730 PS thanks to a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger and upgraded internals. Power is then sent to a SuperMatic four-speed automatic transmission. To make sure that this Camaro is the real thing, Speedkore put in a special plaque on the engine bay that reads 'Steve Rogers Special Edition, Custom Built for Chris Evans'.
No rear leaf springs here as Speedkore installed a four-link independent suspension for better handling and cornering. Other than that, they also put in a Detroit Speed Kit 3 Suspension upgrade, and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires for maximum grip.
How did Evans react to the Camaro? Not surprisingly he was stunned by Downey Jr.'s gift. So much so that most of the time, Evans keeps it at his home in Massachusetts. Personally, we at AutoIndustriya.com would love to see it more out on the open road, but since this Camaro apparently costs $275,000, it's no wonder Evans rarely drives it around.