Bernt Karlsson’s Custom “Holden8r” to be unveiled by RK Sport at the 2012 SEMA Show!
Westminster, CA – Bernt Karlsson, most famously known as the powerhouse metal man at Hot Rods by Boyd, and now at The 401k Club Hot Rod Shop, has created a follow-up to his earlier “Camaro/Camino” concept with his personal build, the “Holden8r”. Part Australian Holden, part Pontiac G8, part 2013 Camaro and all parts AWESOME.
The RK Sport ZR1 Hood’s Plexiglass center allows a peak of the Pontiac G8 GT 6.0L V8 with a polished Magnuson Supercharger rating at 500hp and spitting out through a cat-back Magnaflow exhaust system. All that power is stopped by a set of Harrop Brakes covered with Schott Wheels and Toyo Tires.
Plenty of bodywork, which Bernt is known for, include grafting a Holden Ute with a blend of Pontiac G8. The fenders are a mix of Pontiac G8 near the firewall, rare Holden Maloo in the lower parts and the front of a 2012 Camaro. The grill insert is from the 2013 Camaro with a custom made carbon fiber accent bar covering the headlight from end to end in an elongated V shape.The front spoiler and valance, the rocker panels, as well as the tonneau cover lip are also custom fabricated of carbon fiber. The roll pan is fabricated around a set of custom exhaust tips. The skin is then coated in a decisive and special mix two-tone of Valspar’s House of Kolor pigments
While sitting in the luxury of a Stitchcraft upholstery you can faintly hear the roar through the Crossfire Audio system.
See it at this year’s SEMA Show! October 29-November 2, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
- Magnuson Supercharger
- RK Sport
- Magnaflow Exhaust
- Optima Battery & Charger
- Valspar – House of Kolor
- Toyo Tires
- Crossfire Audio