Forgiato Unveils New “Winking” DiFalco Grille for 2012-2013 Chevrolet Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is one of the finest pieces of American muscle on the road, boasting such engineering feats as magnetorheological dampers and a 580-hp supercharged V-8 engine. Forgiato wants you to add one more engineering tweak to the mix: a grille featuring shuttered, LED-accented headlight covers.
We acknowledge that there are people who will like the mods performed to the car above. For years, Forgiato has made its money manufacturing giant wheels that are distinctive, if not controversial. That controversy isn’t about to stop, even as the company branches into other accessory avenues.
The DiFalco grille has a few interesting elements: the first is a relatively simple black mesh grille insert with a white F logo. That motif continues in the lower aperture with black mesh trimmed in white. The grille package only seems to include inserts for the upper grille and lower aperture, and Forgiato says the package is available for LS, SS, and ZL1 models.
The crowning feature, however, are the headlights. They’re completely covered by a black-and-white panel with horizontal LED accent lighting until the driver hits the switch for the headlights, which opens the headlight covers (split in half, like eyelids) and reveals the standard headlight and turn signal setup behind it. It’s unclear whether or not the eyelid covers will open each time you use the turn signals, although that might be the last of the questions you have in store for this DiFalco demonstrator.
Forgiato’s photos show that the DiFalco grille goes pretty well with a set of Forgiato Vizzo wheels (24″ in this configuration, which will run you $6700) and assorted other modifications like a rollbar and body kit (sold separately). The grille, in the meantime, will run you $3399. It’s worth it for the blank stares from passers-by alone.
By Ben Timmins