Big Red will be at the Save Mart Supermarket located at 565 E. Prater Way from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and at the 10500 N. McCarran Blvd location from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Big Red will also take part in the official kick-off cruise in downtown Reno at 7 p.m. today and the official parade at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Big Red is 12 feet 6 inches tall, 8 feet 3 inches wide, and 11 feet long and weighs 3,000 pounds. Its 28 gallon fuel tank uses 110 Octane Sunoco race fuel. The engine is a Watson Racing Chevy 454 commanding 520 horse power and 550 foot pounds of torque. Big Red was built for speed and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in approximately eight seconds. Top racing speed has yet to be determined.
The 2012 45th Anniversary Edition Camaro Coupe has a 3.6 LT V6 engine, 6 Speed automatic transmission and is valued at more than $30,000.
For more information, visit www.savemart.com/hot-august-nights.