Our friends at Lunati have recently announced their aggressive line of “Bootlegger” camshafts for small-block and big-block Chevrolet engines,among others. You can learn more about their technical attributes in the official release below.
What grabs our attention in particular, though, is the great lengths that Lunati has vested in spreading the word about their latest product. They’ve launched a brand new video series featuring an outlaw character, who’s “bootlegging” custom camshafts for his customers while behind the wheel of a matte-black ’55 Chevy – that’s been inherited from his tragically departed father.
The first two clips are essentially teaser montages, while the third provides more of a back story. Lunati tells us that the full-length feature will launch on YouTube March 25th, 2015. We can’t wait! Hosted above is Part III: The Legacy, while we’ve hyperlinked Part 1: The Pursuit and Part 2: The Reputation below:
There’s also a downloadable app available for your smartphone, where you can create your own Bootlegger “mugshot,” just for fun – HERE.
Lunati Reveals New Bootlegger Camshaft Series For Chevrolet Applications
Hidden Location, MS – Lunati Bootlegger Camshafts are an aggressive new series of cams for Chevy hot rodders that play by their own set of rules. The most powerful series of street performance cams ever produced by the Lunati design team, they build on the popular Voodoo Series, but feature even faster opening rates, a controlled closing and far more area under the lift curve.
Bootlegger Cams are designed with a 108-degree lobe separation angle and a 104-degree intake centerline for overall nastiness that cannot be found anywhere else. This extremely aggressive design provides tons of low- and mid-range power, exactly where you need it for back-road adventures and stoplight-to-stoplight performance. Better yet, the cams also provide a killer exhaust note that sends a message before you even arrive. When put to the test on an engine dyno, Lunati Bootlegger Camshafts provide proven gains of more than 40 horsepower over the stock GM Hot Cam in a ZZ4 Small Block Chevy. Offering the perfect blend of today’s design advancements and old-school attitude, these cams embody the outlaw spirit of the bootlegger era.
Bootlegger Cams are currently available via part number for two common Chevrolet hot rod engine platforms. Hydraulic flat tappet, retro-fit hydraulic roller and OE hydraulic roller versions are available for Small Block Chevy engines, while choices for Big Block Chevy power plants include hydraulic flat tappet and retro-fit hydraulic rollers. Custom grinds are also available for many other Chevrolet engines. In addition, Bootlegger Cams are shipped in a unique “wood-appearing” collectible box and the company has a variety of matching apparel and collectible merchandise available.
Lunati Bootlegger Camshafts are a symbol of the company’s daring to be unique in its efforts to outrun the competition. After all, the difference between an outlaw and a criminal often comes down to who gets caught. Every person and every car leave a legacy… what’s yours going to be?
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For more information about Lunati Bootlegger Camshafts, including additional specs, call 1-662-892-1500 or visit www.bootleggercams.com.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.