Someone dropped the interior of a C8 Corvette in a ’92 Chevy Camar – The Drive

If you were to compare the interior of almost every modern car to that of the early ’90s, it would be like comparing a slider to a smartphone. Modern car interiors, especially those with high-tech infotainment systems, are infinitely more complex than the interiors of 90s cars. So I’m trying to replace a C8 Corvette the interior in the Chevy Camaro IROC-Z ’92, and make everything work, seems like a Herculean task. Still, that’s exactly what the team at Stitched by Slick did.

Stitched by Slick is a tuning store in South Carolina, known for its rather intensive construction. They famously did Snoop Dogg’s ’58 Lincoln Continental with a Bentley interior and an LS3 replacement. So if anyone could put the interior of the C8 in the old IROC, it’s them.

The car has the nickname “IROC-Z06” which is a bit confusing because it doesn’t Z06 engine, nor is its interior from Z06. However, it has a 5.7-liter LS1 V8 engine from the C5 Corvette. The interior has been taken over from the latest generation, the mid-engined C8 Corvette, but has been slightly modified, not only to fit the Camaro, but also to add a bit of style and functionality. The materials are upholstered in a very light blue “Maui” blue, which covers the entire cabin, and the screen has been replaced by an iPad, although the C8’s display case is apparently still retained.

What is most impressive about this replacement C8 Corvette is that most of it is works. The amount of wiring and modification to fit the extremely complicated modern C8 interior to fit and work in the IROC is huge and impressive. Still, I’m not just talking about window switches and radio buttons. The transmission buttons fully function and control the IROC’s four-speed car just as they would on the C8’s dual-clutch dual-clutch automatic (though, the manual shift function isn’t shown in the video, so I’m not sure if it works). Even the electronic buttons on the door work, opening the door just as they would on the C8.

Obviously there had to be some modifications to the cabin, such as adding a climate control wheel to the driver’s side of the transmission tunnel, instead of a single set of keys on the C8, and converting the C8 drive mode button to a volume button. Also, the steering wheel is from the C7 Corvette, not wiggle a wheel from the C8 (which is actually a very welcome replacement). But everything else works, and it even has a functional climate control app on the iPad with infotainment, as well as a digital metering circuit.

Replacing the interior of the C8 Corvette with a ’92 Camaro doesn’t seem like much fun, but Stitched by Slick was clearly up to the challenge and managed to perform it. It may not be as lavish the Continental that replaced the Bentley, but it’s still pretty impressive.

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