Downey, a huge car enthusiast, has owned everything from a BOSS 302 Mustang to a Mercedes Pagoda, not to mention all the Audi R8’s he drives to the Marvel movie premieres.
As a gesture of friendship, Downey commissioned a Captain America-themed restomod 1967 Camaro for Evans. The Camaro drivetrain consists of a 6.2L small-block LS3 V8 376 cubic-inch engine, a four-speed automatic transmission, and a Whipple supercharger. This all combines to create about 750 horsepower.
Evans isn’t much of a car freak and admitted that the technical aspects “might as well be Spanish to me.” He also admitted that he had his suspicions about the gift while he and Downey were shooting an Avengers film, saying, “He would start pointing at other cars in the street saying, ‘Well, what do you think of that one?’ And in my head I’m like, ‘Is this, is this guy gonna give me a car?'”
Downey did give him a car, and with 750 hp, Evans never has to worry about being late to an audition.
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