|Body Style||2- door, 2+2 seat Coupesuper car|
|Length||190.4 in (4836 mm)|
|Width||75.5 in (1918 mm)|
|Height||54.2 in (1377 mm)|
|Wheelbase||112.3 in (2852 mm)|
|Weight||3750 lb (1705 kg) – LT w/ automatic|
3741 lb (1700 kg) – LT w/ manual
3769 lb (1713 kg) – LS w/ automatic
3780 lb (1718 kg) – LS w/ manual
3913 lb (1779 kg) – SS w/ automatic
3860 lb (1755 kg) – SS w/ manual
|Transmission||Aisin Warner AY6 6-Speed Manual (LS & LT), RWD|
Hydra-Matic 6L50 6-Speed Auto w/ TAPshift (LS & LT), RWD
TR6060 6-speed Manual (SS), RWD
Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-Speed Auto (SS), RWD
|Engine||3.6 litre VVT V6|
6.2 litre LS3 V8 (SS Manual)
6.2 litre L99 V8 (SS Auto) w/ Active Fuel Management
|Power||312 hp @ 5200 rpm|
278 lb-ft of torque @ 5200 rpm
422 hp @ 5000 rpm
408 lb-ft of torque @ 4500 rpm
400 hp @ 5000 rpm
395 lb-ft of torque @ 4500 rpm
Sang Yup Lee (5th gen)
The Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in the 1967 model year in response to the Ford Mustang. Some GM executives thought that the Corvair was the car to compete with the Mustang, but when the Chevrolet had to spot Ford over 1,000,000 Mustang sales before the end of the 1966 model year, the powers-that-be at GM declared that something clearly needed to be done. While the public clearly embraced the straight-forward Mustang, many weren't quite sure what to make of the Corvair, however, with its rather dowdy styling, dashboard-mounted shift levers, swing axles, and rear-engine design... .
So, in November 1966, the Camaro was born. Just like the Mustang was based on the humble Ford Falcon, the Camaro borrowed heavily from the Chevy II, but being based on the upcoming new 1968 Chevy II (Nova), it had the advantage of being stronger and more robust than the 1967 Nova. Henry Haga was in charge of developing the car's overall design, while George Angersbach developed the car's interior.
The Camaro, along with its Pontiac Firebird twin, were known as F-bodies and spanned a total of 36 model years, yet covered only 4 generations before being laid to rest after the 2002 model year. Sales reached an all time high in 1979, with over 282,000 models sold. The F bodies flirted with death more than once during their tenure, but GM would always manage to keep the faith on them... but they would finally lose the faith after the 2002 model year. There were a number of supposed contributing factors to the F-body's demise - declining sales, lack of safety features such as side-impact airbags, contractual disputes with the Canadian government over the St. Therese production plant... all (or none) of those issues were mitigating factors, only the powers-that-be at GM truly know for sure.
But for those anxiously awaiting the Camaro's triumphant return, GM has rewarded patience with an all-new semi-retro styled model in April 2009 as an early 2010 model. Dodge resurrected its mighty Challenger in 2008, and Ford has an all-new restyled Mustang available (also as an early 2010 model), so for the first time since the early 1970s, a true 3-way ponycar shootout between GM, Ford and Chrysler is happening once again.
- 1 Recent Changes
- 2 Chevrolet Camaro India
- 3 Styles and Major Options
- 4 Pace Edition
- 5 Pricing
- 6 Gas Mileage
- 7 Engine and Transmission
- 8 Performance
- 9 Reliability
- 10 Safety
- 11 Photos
- 12 Colors
- 13 Main Competitors
- 14 Hybrid Models
- 15 Unique Attributes
- 16 Interior
- 17 Resale Values
- 18 Criticisms
- 19 Generations
- 20 Current Generation: (2016-Present)
- 21 Fifth Generation: (2009–2015)
- 21.1 SLP Performance ZL550/ZL575 Special Edition
- 21.2 Styling Special (2010-)
- 21.3 Motorsports
- 21.4 Production
- 21.5 Marketing
- 21.6 Camaro coupe (2010-)
- 21.7 Camaro SSX (2010)
- 21.8 Neiman Marcus Edition
- 21.9 Convertible (2011-)
- 21.10 2011 Synergy Series
- 21.11 XM Accessory Appearance Package
- 21.12 Marketing
- 21.13 Camaro, RS, 45th Anniversary Special Edition
- 21.14 2011 SEMA concepts (2011)
- 21.15 ZL1 (2012-2015)
- 21.16 2012 COPO Camaro (2012–2013)
- 21.17 2012 COPO Camaro Convertible (2012–2013)
- 21.18 Motorsports
- 21.19 Production
- 21.20 Marketing
- 21.21 Camaro, RS, 1LE
- 21.22 NASCAR Nationwide Series car
- 21.23 2012 SEMA concepts (2012)
- 21.24 Giovanna Edition (2013)
- 21.25 2013 "Turbo" Camaro Coupe (2013)
- 21.26 2013 COPO Camaro (2013-)
- 21.27 Motorsports
- 21.28 Production
- 21.29 The 2013 COPO Camaro #041 was built by Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage and Dennis Collins of Collins Bros. Jeep at the Wixom plant. The vehicle was sold for $137,500.00 (includes buyers commission) at 2013 Barrett-Jackson Reno auction. The production of the vehicle was featured in Fast N' Loud.
- 21.30 Camaro Z/28
- 21.31 Equipment
- 21.32 Marketing
- 21.33 Fourth generation (1993-2002)
- 21.34 Third generation (1982–1992)
- 21.35 Second generation (1970–1981)
- 21.36 First Generation/Origins (1967–1969)
- 21.37 Transformers Generation (2007 - 2011)
- 22 Worldwide
- 23 The Camaro In Pop Culture
- 24 Camaros in Racing
- 25 Gallery
- 26 Awards
- 27 See Also
- 28 External Links
Recent Changes[edit | edit source]
- Chevrolet introduced a new Camaro model, the ZL1, at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. The ZL1 features a supercharged and intercooled 6.2L V-8 engine that will produce around 550 hp and 550 pound-feet of torque. A six speed Tremec T6060 manual with a dual plate clutch, MagneRide active suspension (formerly used in the Corvette lineup), 20 inch Goodyear Supercar F2 tires with aluminum wheels, and 14.4/14.6 inch Brembo brakes are included. The vehicle is expected to be available in early 2012 for the 2012 model year. Pricing has not been finalized yet, but it was estimated that the ZL1 will have the base price around $47,000.
- For 2010, Chevrolet teamed up with Neiman Marcus to drum up interest in the upcoming Camaro Convertible by creating a 100 unit limited edition version for the luxury chain's annual "Christmas Book". The Camaro SS Convertible Neiman Marcus is based on the SS and powered by the muscle car's 6.2 litre V8 delivering 426 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque when paired with the six-speed manual or 400 hp and 410 lb-ft when combined with the 6-speed automatic. It is finished in exclusive Deep Bordeaux, accented by subtle, "ghosted" rally stripes. The paint is complimented by a color-matched fabric top, windshield frame finished in matte silver, and a set of 21-inch, polished aluminum wheels with red detailing, wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires. Inside, the interior boasts exclusive leather appointments, including amber-colored leather seating surfaces offset by black leather side panels and red stitching. Red accents are also found on the center console, steering wheel and shift knob, while the Deep Bordeaux color from the exterior appears on the dash and door panels. Other amenities include the standard Brembo disc brakes, LED halo-ring headlamps, Bluetooth connectivity, rear parking assist, and a 245-watt, Boston Acoustics sound system. Pricing is set at $75,000 a pop. 
- Just in time for the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Chevrolet released a picture of the upcoming Camaro Convertible. The droptop ponycar will debut at the LA Auto Show later in the year. Pricing is estimated to begin at $30,000 (incl. $850 dest.) 
- At the 2010 Detroit Motor Show, Chevrolet unveiled the SEMA showcar inspired limited edition Camaro Synergy. It's based on the 1LT, with its 304-horsepower, 3.6-liter, direct-injection V6 mated to six-speed stick or an automatic wrapped in a bespoke , specially-stitched shift knob. The Synergy is mostly an appearance package. The name comes from the unique Synergy Green exterior paint offset by Cyber Grey Rally Stripes. Other cosmetic changes include a rear spoiler, 19-inch painted wheels, Synergy Green instrument panel, door inserts and stitching. The Special Edition model also gets the Camaro Convenience and Connectivity Package, with Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB port for MP3 players, and remote vehicle start for models equipped with an automatic transmission, fitted as standard. Sales commence from February to May 2010 with prices beginning at $26,790.
Chevrolet Camaro India[edit | edit source]
Leading Indian car manufacturer General Motors India is planning to present its fifth generation an all new luxurious sports car in Indian auto market called Chevrolet Camaro by December 2010 under the Chevrolet brand, it is powered by two type of engines 3.6L V6 petrol engine and 6.2L V8 Engine carrying 5 trim level variants, LS, 1 LT, 2LT, 1SS & 2SS. The variants LS, 1LT, 2LT comes with 3.6L V6 engine while rest 1SS & 2SS are packed with 6.2 L V8 engine.
In the India auto market, the all new Chevrolet Camaro will be available with two sort of engines 3.6L V6 Engine and 6.2L V8 both with six speed gearbox; generates a great power, the first 3.6L v6 engine generates the maximum horsepower 312 at 6500 RPM with the maximum torque capacity of 278 at 5100 rpm while the second engine 6.2L V8 churns out the maximum power of 426bhp at 5900rpm with the maximum torque of 278 Nm at 5100 rpm, so we can say that both of its power-plants are expected to be great performers in any driving condition. As per the info given at - Chevrolet Camaro
- The 6.2 litre, 422 hp 2010 Camaro SS. 
- On the eve of the 2008 London Motor Show, Chevrolet officially debuted the the production version of the resurrected Chevrolet Camaro. This much is confirmed, there will be three variants to chose from: the LS, LT and SS. The LS and LT will be powered by a 300 hp 3.6 litre V6 while the SS form will either get the old 422 hp 6.2 litre LS3 V8 warhorse for the manual tranny option or the brand new 6.2 litre L99 V8 for the Auto w/ Active Fuel Management option. 
Styles and Major Options[edit | edit source]
LS[edit | edit source]
RS Package Available to be added to Either SS or LT trim levels
LT[edit | edit source]
Standard Equipment (includes or replaces LS equipment)
Standard Equipment (includes or replaces 1LT equipment)
SS[edit | edit source]
Standard Equipment (includes or replaces 1SS equipment)
Pace Edition[edit | edit source]
- Modifide Body
- Lights on Roof
- Roll Cage
Pricing[edit | edit source]
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Gas Mileage[edit | edit source]
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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:
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|c/ 26 mpg||c/ 26 mpg||c/h||c/ 23 mpg|
Engine and Transmission[edit | edit source]
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Performance[edit | edit source]
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Reliability[edit | edit source]
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Safety[edit | edit source]
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Photos[edit | edit source]
2010 SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
2011 Camaro Convertible
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Colors[edit | edit source]
Here are some of the colors the Camaro is offered in:
- Bumblebee (Yellow & Black)
Main Competitors[edit | edit source]
Hybrid Models[edit | edit source]
None as of yet.
Unique Attributes[edit | edit source]
Interior[edit | edit source]
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Resale Values[edit | edit source]
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|2010 LS||2010 LT||2010 SS|
Criticisms[edit | edit source]
- "Alot of people are saying the car is too heavy. 3700-3900 pounds." -camaro5.com
Generations[edit | edit source]
- Chevrolet Camaro 1967-1981 for the first two generations.
- Chevrolet Camaro 1982-2002 for the last two generations.
- Pontiac Firebird for the Camaro's twin.
- Chevrolet Camaro (sixth generation) for the Sixth generation.
Current Generation: (2016-Present)[edit | edit source]
On May 16, 2015, Chevrolet introduced the sixth generation Camaro at Belle Isle park in Detroit, Michigan. The launch, complete with previous generation Camaros on display, coincided with the vehicle's upcoming 50th birthday.
The sixth generation Camaro sales began in late 2015 and are offered in LT and SS models built on the GM Alpha platform at Lansing Grand River Assembly in Michigan. The A platform is currently used by the Cadillac ATS. The 2016 Camaro will weigh 200 lb (91 kg) less than its predecessor. Over 70% of the sixth generation's architectural components are unique to the car and are not shared with any other current GM product.
Early production will have three engine versions: a 2.0 L turbo-charged inline-four producing 275 hp (205 kW; 279 PS), a new 3.6 L V6 making 335 hp (250 kW; 340 PS), while the SS model features the 6.2 L LT1 V8 with 455 hp (339 kW; 461 PS); the ZL1 model will use a supercharged 640 hp (480 kW) LT4based on the Cadillac CTS-V, and the transmissions are either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic (the 2017 ZL1 will share the six-speed manual but has an optional ten-speed automatic). The ZL1 with the 10-speed automatic laps the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 23.77 seconds, labeling itself as the fastest pony car at the track.
The 2016 Camaro will come equipped with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Capability features. However, only one of their phone brands at any one time can be used.
Fifth Generation: (2009–2015)[edit | edit source]
Perhaps because of the popularity of the 2005 Ford Mustang, GM produced what is officially being called a "design exercise." or concept of what GM would imagine the Camaro to be. With undoubtedly a LSX engine pumping out 400hp, and 400 lb/ft of torque with GM's active Fuel Management, which shuts down cylinders from 8 to 4 to conserve fuel when full engine power is not needed. GM hopes to get 30 mpg highway out of the engine.
SLP Performance ZL550/ZL575 Special Edition[edit | edit source]
They are limited versions of 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS from SLP Performance. The ZL550 would have a supercharger attached to the 6.2L V8 boosting power from 426 to 550 bhp. The 550 hp variant was mated to the 6-speed automatic. It would also include 20" 5-spoke red line machined spoke face with ZL center caps. A decal on the rear tail light in flat black. Heritage style SS badges on the front grill and rear panel, three ZL550 or ZL575 OEM-styled exterior badges, ZL550 or ZL575 logo embroided in the headrests and floor mats. It also included a 1-250 numbered plaque on the dashboard and numbered key fobs. It also sported a cold air induction system and an axle-back exhaust system with unique tips. A tweaked suspension lowered the front 1" and 0.8" in the rear. The hood of the car utilizes an RTM hood with a functional heat extractor. The ZL575 used the same 6.2L with an upgraded boost from the ZL550's supercharger making 575 hp. The ZL575 came mated to the 6-speed manual transmission found in the normal Camaro but was tweaked for the increased power. An option for the ZL575 was the 6-speed manual transmission would be installed with the clutch off of a Corvette ZR1 for sportier gear changes. Also, an option for the ZL550's transmission was being equipped with a 3:45 gear ratio. Brembo brakes were also an option. Sales began at Chevy dealers in mid-2010.
Styling Special (2010-)[edit | edit source]
It is a version of 2010 Camaro LT RS and SS RS for Japan market, with rally stripe, front grille, door sill plate (standard on SS RS). The vehicles went on sale in 2010-09.
Motorsports[edit | edit source]
Stevenson Motorsports have entered two Camaros in the Continental ChallengeGran Sport class. They entered one Camaro in the 2009 race at Virginia International Raceway. It was driven by Jeff Bucknum and David Donohue, sons of Ronnie Bucknum and Mark Donohue. Ronnie and Mark were the drivers of the original Trans Am Camaro. John Stevenson confirmed during the Montreal round of the 2009 Rolex Sports Car Series season that Pratt & Millerare working on GT Camaros to replace the Pontiac GXP.R. Stevenson Motorsports will be entering Camaros in the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series season. The drivers will be Andrew Davis, Robin Liddell, and Jan Magnussenfor the #57 machine and Mike Borkowski and Gunter Schaldach for the #97 machine. TC Motorsports have entered two Camaros in the Continental Challenge for the 2010 season. Also entered is the aforementioned Sunoco Camaro, which debuted in the final round of the 2009 season. NASCAR uses the Camaro in one of its three national touring series, the Xfinity Series. Drivers who race the Chevrolet SS in the sport's top level, the Sprint Cup Series, also drive the Camaro in the Xfinity Series, including Dale Earnhardt Jr.The Xfinity Series also uses the Ford Mustang and Toyota Camry.
Production[edit | edit source]
Chevrolet started taking pre-orders for the 2010 Camaro on October 13, 2008, however sales to rentals and orders made after the pre-order period, were processed before many of the pre-orders. By the end of 2008, General Motors confirmed more than 10,000 advanced orders and that all pre-orders would be completed by October 2009. Camaro sales began in April 2009. On January 17, 2009, the first production fifth-generation Camaro (VIN #100001) was auctioned at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in an American Heart Association charity lot. The vehicle was purchased by Hendrick Motor Sports CEO Rick Hendrick for US$350,000. By late June 2009, Chevrolet dealers were reporting that Camaro sales were exceeding availability, with prices running about US$5,000 above the MSRP. It was suggested that this may be influenced by the prominent presence of the vehicle in the Transformers movie sequel that was released worldwide through the month. General Motors sold 61,648 Camaros in the 2009 calendar year. Sales of the Camaro did not start until April 2009.
Marketing[edit | edit source]
A 2010 Camaro was shown while the main character was driving in the NBC series My Own Worst Enemy, which premiered on October 13, 2008, as part of a marketing arrangement between GM and NBC. As part of 2010 Camaro launch in Japan, a special GM-made T-shirt was made available between 2009-07-09 and 2009-08-31. As part of 2010 Camaro launch in Japan, a promotion movie for Camaro was premiered in Altavision Ginza between 2009-11-01 and 2009-11-08. As part of 2011 Camaro launch in Japan, new members joining Hooters Tokyobetween 2010-10-25 and 2010-11-30 could win a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT RS.
2011 model year
Camaro coupe (2010-)[edit | edit source]
For the 2011 model year, the Camaro V6 engine was certified at 312 hp (233 kW) and 278 lb·ft (377 N·m), an increase of 8 hp (6.0 kW) and 5 lb·ft (6.8 N·m) from 2010. No engineering changes were made for the increase as GM claimed the 304 hp (227 kW) in the 2010 Camaro was a conservative rating. The Synergy Green color from the 2010 Special Edition would be available on all 2011 model trim levels. A head-up display (HUD) with most of the instrument panel's information would be offered. The HUD is a modified version of the Chevrolet Corvette's display. The main difference is that the Corvette's is able to display lateral g-forces, while the Camaro's can not. The vehicle was unveiled in golf courses in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka. Japan models include LT RS and SS RS with 6-speed automatic transmission, choice of 9 body colours (including new Red Jewel), and went on sale in 2010-09.
Camaro SSX (2010)[edit | edit source]
The Camaro SSX concept car is a version of street Camaro SS converted into a closed-course track car, and a showcase for new performance parts. The vehicle was constructed with input from Pratt and Miller, Chevrolet partner in Corvette Racing, and Riley Technologies using parts proven in the Grand Am racing series. It included low-gloss Icy White Metallic body color with red accents and door graphics, carbon fiber hood, fenders, door and deck lid; exposed carbon fiber front splitter, rockers and adjustable rear wing; unique lower grille and brake ducts, removal of carpeting, sound deadener and rear seat; Ace suede-covered racing steering wheel and shifter, SCCA-approved roll cage and window net, racing driver's seat with five-point harness, racing pedals, fire suppression system, fuel cell, video camera system mounted on the roll cage, LS3 6.2L V-8 enhanced with Chevrolet Performance Parts' camshaft, cylinder heads and dry-sump oiling system; production six-speed manual transmission with Corvette ZR1 twin-disc clutch, low-restriction air induction and exhaust systems, 4-wheel disc racing brake system with six-piston front/four-piston rear calipers and drilled and slotted rotors, modified production suspension with Pfadt licensed components, 20-inch racing wheels and tires. The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 SEMA show. The car received two awards at SEMA: The SEMA Award: Hottest Car and the Gran Turismo Award: Best Domestic.
Neiman Marcus Edition[edit | edit source]
On October 19, 2010 at 12pm EDT, orders of the Neiman Marcus Edition Camaro Convertible were opened through Neiman Marcus and sold out within three minutes becoming one of quickest-selling special edition vehicles that General Motors has put out in the market. A total of 100 units were produced and sold at a MSRP of $75,000 which owners received delivery of in early 2011. The NM Camaro was built under both the 1SS and 2SS models providing with the 6.2L V8 engine in both options of either manual or automatic transmissions with the equal fuel efficiency and horsepower of the 2011 Camaros. Accessories that separated this edition from the rest were noticeably that of the exclusive tri-coat exterior paint called "Deep Bourdeaux" with ghosted rally stripes spanning across the hood to the rear deck along with a separate "Silver" painted windshield surround. A two-toned interior leather trim also separated the special edition from the rest with basic black leather with "Amber" interior accents on the front and rear seats as well as on the armrests all with accented "Brilliant Red" stitching on the aforementioned including the center console, steering wheel, and shift knob. A black interior trim kit placed upon the doors panels and dash which replaced the standard "Midnight Silver" that came in standard 2LT and 2SS models. 21" five spoke wheels that were not yet released to the general public for separate purchasing until late 2011 were placed wrapped with Pirelli P-Zero tires that also contained a Brilliant Red strip flowing along the outer edge of the wheel to follow that stitching in the interior. This edition of the Camaro was the only batch of units that were to follow trimming keys of that from the 2007 Camaro Convertible Concept with the Silver painted Window surround, interior leather trim placements, and wide spoke wheels. No Camaro Convertible produced from the factory ever provided a different color windshield surround other than the produced body color.
Convertible (2011-)[edit | edit source]
Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible Production of the 2011 Camaro Convertible began on January 31, 2011 in Oshawa, Ontario, where the coupe is currently assembled It arrived in dealerships in February, and is available in both base and SS versions like the coupe. US models include choice of V6 and V8 (SS) engines, Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual or Hydra-Matic 6L50 6-speed automatic transmission, and went on sale in 2011-02. Japan models include a choice of four base (silver ice metallic, black, victory red, summit white) and two premium (rally yellow, inferno orange metallic) body colours, went on sale in 2011-07-15.
2011 Synergy Series[edit | edit source]
From concept to reality, the 2011 Synergy Series Camaro first made its debut at the 2009 SEMA event as a concept under the tag of Camaro Chroma. This concept was to display a combination of various parts from the Chevrolet Camaro's accessories catalog of both current and conceptual pieces to provide a different appearance from the other Camaro models. In 2010, the car would pop its face again however under a different exterior paint scheme of "Cyber Gray Metallic" and new nameplate of Synergy Series. It was made known that the Synergy car being shown at the 2010 SEMA event was not just going to be a concept but that it would be made available to the general public to purchase for the 2011 year model run. On May 5, 2011 orders were open to those who desired to purchase the appearance package on top of the price of either a 2LT or 2SS in either a coupe or convertible plus purchase of the RS package was required. Only the exterior colors of Victory Red, Summit White or Black could be made with purchase. Upon ordering the Synergy Series Camaro people had the option to choose between two different packages: Level One (RPO: AJA): Red interior stitching on gray leather-appointed interior seats, center console, steering wheel, shifter boot and knob, and armrests on the doors. Switchblade Silver interior trim kit on dash and door panels with accented red light piping in door trim, footwells, and cup holders. Body colored ground effects, Heritage grille, Blade spoiler, and antenna. Red engine cover and red colored Brembo brake calipers. Premium floor mats with red edging and Silver stripe Yenko enspired decals on hood, mailslot, rear deck, and side gills. The MSRP for this option package level was US$4,995 additional with purchase of either 2LT or 2SS model both with order of a RS package. Level Two (RPO: AJB): All Content from Level One package with the addition of dealer-installed 21” wide five spoke wheels with "Blade Silver" inserts and "Red Flange" stripe along the edge of wheels. The MSRP for this option package level was US$9,995 additional with purchase of either 2LT or 2SS model both with order of a RS package. Only 500 units of this package incorporated into the Camaros were to be produced for the 2011 model year run, however only 400 were actually ordered. The name Synergy was decided by Chevrolet to be not only known for the green color of the first run of special edition Camaros in 2010 but to be a yearly special edition Camaro offered by Chevrolet for their determination to release at least two special edition Camaros every year. So the word "Series" was added to reflect the editions as an annual special edition.
XM Accessory Appearance Package[edit | edit source]
The XM Accessory Appearance Package (RPO: ABN) was introduced at the 2010 SEMA event providing an option that would differintiate the 1LT model from the rest as special editions were being offered towards the SS models. Ordering of the appearance package began on February 17, 2011 until the end of the 2011 model and were only limited to the following exterior colors of Black, Cyber Gray Metallic, and Imperial Blue Metallic. Integrated with the purchase of the XM Accessory Appearance Package were front body colored Heritage Grille, 21-inch diameter 5-spoke polished aluminum wheels, Silver strip running along the side of the Camaro following the contours of the shoulders to the front with pinstriping, premium capeted floor mats, rear spoiler without the need to purchase an RS (RPO: WRS) package and a 12-month free trial subscription to XM Satellite Radio.
Marketing[edit | edit source]
As part of 2011 Camaro launch in Japan, a Camaro 2-DAY campaign took place between 2010-07-01 and 2010-09-30, featuring a 2-day test drive chosen by raffle from Chevrolet dealers.
After the 2010 version incarnation of Hawaii Five-0 was picked up by CBS for broadcast, starting with the second episode (September 27, 2010), a Chevrolet product placement deal includes a Camaro RS used by Danny Williams (Scott Caan) used for the first three seasons, with a 2014 Camaro replacing it for Season 4. A second Camaro (an SS variant), in yellow, is used by Max Bergman (Masi Oka), starting in the second season.
2012 model year update
Camaro, RS, 45th Anniversary Special Edition[edit | edit source]
Changes to 2012 Chevrolet Camaro include the introduction of the 323 horsepower 3.6L direct injection V-6 LFX engine replacing the outgoing V6 engine models, a new FE4 suspension package for SS coupe (retuned front and rear dampers, new solid front (23 mm) and rear (24 mm) stabilizer bars, 20-inch aluminum wheels with P245/45R20 front and P275/40R20 rear tires (from SS)), a revised instrument panel appearance (new instrument graphics and trim), a new steering wheel design with improved ergonomics, a power lift feature for the front passenger seat, a new Rear Vision Package (a rearview camera system and an auto-dimming mirror to the existing Rear Park Assist feature), a new rear spoiler as standard, taillamps from RS appearance package option becomes standard for all vehicles. Crystal Red Tintcoat replaces Red Jewel as an exterior color. Changes to RS package include a new, body-color 'sharkfin' antenna. The 45th Anniversary Special Edition is based on 2LT and 2SS for both coupe and convertible body styles, with unique rally stripe in red and silver at hood and deck, Carbon Flash Metallic body colour, badges located beneath the front fender emblems, new-design 20-inch wheels in dark silver, fog lamp and taillamp bezels finished in dark silver, RS-style taillamp lenses, standard rear spoiler and HID headlamps, body-color roof molding, Jet Black interior with leather-trimmed seats featuring the 45th Anniversary logo, white instrument panel and door trim inserts with the 45th Anniversary logo on the instrument panel, red, white and blue stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shift knob/boot, door armrests and console lid; 45th Anniversary logo on the steering wheel and sill plates. 45th Anniversary Special Edition was unveiled in Camaro5 Fest II in Arizona. Japan models went on sale in 2012-01-20. Early models included coupe (LT RS, SS RS), convertible, 45th Anniversary Special Edition.
2011 SEMA concepts (2011)[edit | edit source]
COPO Camaro Concept is a factory-built Stock Eliminator race car and the spiritual successor to the legendary special-order models from 1969, with provisions for two engine configurations (7.0L LS7 or 5.3L LS9), provisions for 3 transmission types (Powerglide two-speed automatic, 3-speed automatic, 5-speed manual), high-rise cowl-induction hood, custom Aeromotive fuel system with a fuel cell and integral high-pressure fuel pump, full chrome moly roll cage, coil-over front suspension with Strange Engineering adjustable struts, custom rear suspension based on NHRA requirements (Strange Engineering shocks, Panhard bar and stabilizer bar), Strange Engineering S-9 solid rear axle (aluminum third member, 35-spline spool, 35-spline axles and 4.10 gear set), COPO-specific racing wheels, 29x9-inch rear radial racing slicks and 4.5x28x15-inch front tires, manual steering system, Strange Engineering lightweight racing brakes system with standard line lock, removal of sound deadening and power accessories, 2 racing bucket seats (and no rear seat), a safety harness for the driver, a competition floor shifter, Chevrolet Performance gauges by Auto Meter. Camaro Hot Wheels Concept is a concept vehicle based on Camaro SS coupe with Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission, inspired by the "Custom Camaro" 1/64-scale model that was part of the original Hot Wheels collection released in 1968. Designed by General Motors Design studio in Michigan and the Hot Wheels Design studio in California, changes include Over Chrome Green body colour (created using Gold Touch Inc.'s Cosmichrome product) with ghosted Hot Wheels logo on the quarter panels, Satin black ground effects (splitter, rocker and rear fascia-side extensions), Satin black wheels with milled face and Torch Red stripe: 20x10-inch (front) and 20x11-inch (rear), ZL1 grille with Hot Wheels badging, Hot Wheels badge on the decklid, Euro-style taillamps with new inner smoked lens, Euro-style rear fascia with new diffuser and exhaust bezels, ZL1 rear spoiler, Chevrolet Accessories Modified Satin Black Stripe, Black aluminum "CAMARO" fender badges with milled face, Black aluminum hood insert with milled hood vent extractors, Chevrolet Accessories Synergy Series gill decals, Black leather-wrapped IP and door inserts with Torch Red accents, and cut-and-sew flames; Hot Wheels sill plates, Hot Wheels cut-and-sew embroidered logos in the front seatbacks, Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit, Chevrolet Accessories footwell and cup holder lighting (red), Brembo brakes: six-piston front with two-piece rotors and four-piston calipers (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product), Suspension lowering kit by Pedders (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product), Chevrolet Accessories strut tower brace, Chevrolet Accessories black engine cover, Chevrolet Accessories exhaust system. Camaro Red Zone Concept is a version of 2012 Camaro designed by Adam Barry, with black convertible tonneau cover, Chevrolet Accessories 21x8.5-inch silver/polished-face wheels, silver heritage stripe, Chevrolet Accessories body-color grille and convertible wind screen, suspension lowering kit by Pedders (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product), concept polished strut tower brace, concept "RS" underhood liner, Titanium leather interior with Silver Ice accents, Black soft instrument panel insert, Chevrolet Accessories Silver Ice door and instrument panel inserts, Chevrolet Accessories floor mats with silver "CAMARO" logos. Camaro Synergy Series Concept is a version of Camaro with Silver Ice body color with black Synergy stripes on the hood, with decklid and "mail slot" decals with red line inserts; Synergy gill decals and no SS or RS exterior badges, Chevrolet Accessories body-color ground effects and grille, Chevrolet Accessories 21-inch wheels in black with red stripe, Suspension lowering kit by Pedders (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product), red Brembo brake calipers, Chevrolet Accessories red engine cover, Concept "SS" underhood liner, Concept polished strut tower brace, Chevrolet Accessories floor mats (ebony with red and "CAMARO" logo in silver), Chevrolet Accessories lighting kit (displayed in red), Hurst short-throw shifter, Black leather interior with red accent stitching on seats, console, doors, steering wheel and shifter boot; Silver Ice instrument panel and door inserts, Black leather instrument panel soft insert with red stitching, SS logo with red outline on the head restraints, Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit. Camaro 1LE Concept is a version of Camaro featuring production components both the Camaro SS and forthcoming Camaro ZL1, with Victory Red body color, flat black hood and hash mark extensions, satin black splitter, rocker panels, rear spoiler and outside mirrors; sport suspension featuring Magnetic Ride Control, electric power steering, six-speed manual close-ratio transmission, 20x10-inch (front) and 20x11-inch (rear) racing wheels (in satin black), Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G asymmetrical tires (from the ZL1), Brembo six-piston front calipers with two-piece front rotors and four-piston rear calipers (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product), dual exhaust outlets with ZL1-style active exhaust and diffuser, shock tower brace, Chevrolet Accessories red engine cover, Black leather interior with Light Stone stitching, Graphite Silver door and instrument panel inserts, ZL1 shifter with Light Stone stitching, ZL1 flat-bottom steering wheel, Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit. Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept is a version of Camaro ZL1 with Ashen Gray body colour, Chevrolet Accessories exposed-weave carbon fiber "Mohawk" hood insert, Carbon fiber rear spoiler with stainless-steel wicker bill, Carbon fiber inserts on the interior door and instrument panel, 20x10-inch (front) and 20x11-inch (rear) wheels in satin black with machined faces, Brembo six-piston front calipers with two-piece front rotors and four-piston rear calipers (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product), Magnetic Ride Control, dual exhaust outlets with active exhaust and diffuser, Jet Black leather interior with sueded microfiber seat inserts and Torch Red stitching, ZL1 short-throw shifter with suede and carbon fiber-trimmed shift knob, Suede-trimmed flat-bottom steering wheel, ZL1 pedals. The vehicles were unveiled in 2011 SEMA Show.
ZL1 (2012-2015)[edit | edit source]
There are numerous differences between the ZL1 and the normal V6 and SS models. More than 30 percent of the Camaro SS was re-engineered for the Camaro ZL1. The car features a supercharged 6.2L LSA engine with 1.9L supercharger @ 7psi SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (426.59 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) – making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever. Power is delivered to the rear wheels by either a six-speed manual TR-6060 or the 6L90automatic transmission. The manual has a stronger output shaft, a more robust rear housing, and an additional mainshaft roller bearing to provide 30-percent more torque capacity than the automatic transmission used in the Camaro SS. To improve shift quality, there are triple synchros in some gears and a revised linkage. A new dual-mass flywheel is bolted to a high-capacity twin-disc clutch. The automatic has additional clutch plates, a strengthened output shaft, and is programmed with three operating modes (Drive/Sport/Manual). The ZL1’s power is complemented by exclusive performance technologies, including the third generation of Magnetic Ride suspension and Performance Traction Management. Brembo calipers with six pistons per wheel in front and four pistons per wheel in back handle stopping. A duct system delivers air from the grille to the hard-working rotors. The 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels are fitted with second-generation Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar radials (285/35ZR-20 in front, 305/35ZR-20 in back). Damping is provided by Magnetic Ride Control units similar to those that Cadillac and Corvette have long used. This system can sense the need for a damping correction 1000 times per second and make that change in only five milliseconds. The Performance Traction Management (PTM) system was originally engineered for the Corvette C6 ZR1. In addition to modulating engine torque for optimum launch performance in manual-equipped ZL1s, PTM also varies the traction control and suspension damping as needed. The five available modes are for wet, dry, sport with or without stability control, and race-driving conditions. Additional track-ready features standard on the Camaro ZL1 include coolers for the engine, transmission and rear differential, cooling ducts for the Brembo brakes, and a high-performance fuel system delivers fuel to the LSA engine under any performance-driving condition. The ZL1’s rear axle includes a high-capacity cast-iron-case differential, massive asymmetrical half shafts, and extra-heavy-duty universal joints. To keep the lubricant temperature in line, there’s an oil-to-oil heat exchanger built into the bottom of the differential. Transmission fluid circulates through that heat exchanger and through the radiator to drop operating temps by more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, the engine is fitted with the same oil-to-coolant heat exchanger used in the Corvette ZR1. The ZL1 has a deeper oil pan, a longer pickup, and a higher-capacity pump than the SS. The ZL1 can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 km/h) in 3.8 seconds and do the quarter-mile in 11.94 seconds at 116 miles per hour (187 km/h).
2012 COPO Camaro (2012–2013)[edit | edit source]
2012 COPO Camaro (P/N 20129562) is a limited (69 units) version of Camaro factory drag-racing cars designed for NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes, with a Powerglide automatic transmission, choice of 3 engines (LS7 7.0L V8, supercharged LSX 5.3L V8 with 2.9L supercharger, supercharged LSX 5.3L V8 with 4.0L Whipple supercharger), choice of 5 body colors (Flat Black, Summit White, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic and Ashen Gray Metallic), a solid rear axle, a full chrome moly roll cage, removal of sound deadening and power accessories, 2 racing bucket seats (no rear seat), a safety harness for the driver, a competition floor shifter, Chevrolet Performance gauges, Bogart racing wheels, Hoosier racing tires. COPO graphics package includes colour from the concept vehicle, but in Metallic White, Semi-Gloss Black, Inferno Orange Metallic and Chevy Racing Blue. Collector's Package includes all three COPO racing engines serial-number-matched to the car, with one installed at the time of delivery. The vehicles went on sale via a confirmation letter to registered buyer. Delivery began at the General Motors Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan, starting at summer 2012.
2012 COPO Camaro Convertible (2012–2013)[edit | edit source]
It is a limited (2 units) version of 2012 COPO Camaro from the final 2012 COPO Camaro units, with supercharged LSX 5.3L V8 engine with 4.0L Whipplesupercharger (550 hp), black (#68) or Inferno Orange Metallic (#69) body colour with additional custom graphics and special interior trim, Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission (#69). Car number 69 was unveiled in 2012 SEMA show. Car number 68 was kept at GM Heritage Center. Car number 69 went on sale at 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in an American Heart Association charity lot.
Motorsports[edit | edit source]
In the fall of 2011, the ZL1 was clocked doing a flying lap of the Nürburgring in 7:41.27, placing it in the same class as much more expensive cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
Production[edit | edit source]
There were 1,971 ZL1's produced for the initial 2012 model year. 99 were officially allocated for Canada. The rarest being in the Imperial Blue color, (GAP paint code) of which there are reported to be only 4 produced. 2 with the advanced automatic transmission, & 2 with the 6 speed standard. Engines for 2012 COPO Camaro engine were assembled at Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan. 2012 COPO Camaro were built by hand starting with hardware from the Oshawa assembly plant, including the same "body in white" body shells racers can purchase from Chevrolet Performance. A 2012 COPO Camaro engine was built by Hendrick Motorsports owner and Hendrick Automotive Group chairman Rick Hendrick. Among the 69 2012 COPO Camaro produced, 67 were coupes and 2 were convertibles, 43 cars were equipped with the 427 naturally aspirated engine (including the original proof of concept show car that debuted at the 2011 SEMA Show), 20 cars were equipped with the 327 / 4.0L-supercharged engine, 6 cars were equipped with the 327 / 2.9L-supercharged engine, 8 customers ordered the collector's package, 32 cars were painted Summit White (including the original show car), 20 cars were painted Black, 12 cars were painted Victory Red, 2 cars were painted Ashen Grey Metallic, 2 cars were painted Silver Ice Metallic, 1 car was painted Inferno Orange Metallic, 12 cars were ordered without COPO graphics. The final 2012 COPO Camaro Convertible was sold at 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction for US$400,000.
Marketing[edit | edit source]
Hot Wheels produced a collector's edition 1:64-scale model car based on the Camaro Hot Wheels Concept.
2013 model year update
- 1LT 25,051
- 2LT 20,142
- 1SS 18,602
- 2SS 14,772
Camaro, RS, 1LE[edit | edit source]
Changes to 2013 model year Camaro include:
- 1LE performance package
- Chevrolet MyLink and color-touch navigation
- Hill start assist now standard on all manual transmissions
- ZL1-style shift knob standard on all manual transmissions
- Remote vehicle start now included on 1LT and 1SS with automatic transmission
- Blue Ray Metallic exterior color
- Frameless inside rearview mirror
- New 18-inch and 20-inch wheel designs
- Mojave leather interior trim
1LE package is offered on 1SS and 2SS coupe models, with an exclusive Tremec TR6060/MM6 6-speed manual transmission with a standard air-to-liquid cooling system, 3.91 geared limited slip differential, exclusive monotube rear dampers, 27-mm solid front stabilizer bar, 28-mm solid rear stabilizer bar, higher-capacity rear-axle half shafts, strut tower brace, ZL1-based 20 x 10-inch front and 20 x 11-inch aluminum wheels, 285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tires front and rear (identical to the front tires for ZL1), ZL1 wheel bearings, toe links and rear shock mounts; ZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups, matte black hood, black front splitter and rear spoiler, 10-spoke ZL1-based wheels; ZL1's flat-bottom steering wheel trimmed in sueded microfiber, short-throw shifter from the ZL1 trimmed in sueded microfiber. RS package (available for LT and SS models) adds 20-inch wheel, body-color roof moldings and antenna, high-intensity discharge headlamps. Changes to SS models includes standard variable-effort electric power steering, optional dual-mode exhaust system on manual transmission-equipped models. Both features were introduced on the Camaro ZL1. Exterior colors include Summit White, Black, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Victory Red, Rally Yellow, Inferno Orange Metallic, Ashen Grey Metallic and Blue Ray Metallic. The convertible top color choices include black and beige.
NASCAR Nationwide Series car[edit | edit source]
The NASCAR Nationwide Series Camaro coupe incorporated the unique power-bulge hood and deep recessed grille from the production Camaro. In addition, the design incorporates the distinctive halo light rings and dual-port grille appearances, and the gold bowtie.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.]
2012 SEMA concepts (2012)[edit | edit source]
Tony Stewart's Camaro ZL1 is a version of Camaro ZL1 coupe designed in association with Chevrolet Design Manager Dave Ross, with a custom gray metallic body colour accented with tribal and Smoke graphics in flat red and silver pinstripes, tinted headlamp lenses with red halo lighting, custom wheels with a Piano Black finish and red accents, Jet Black leather seats with suede inserts and scarlet accent stitching, embroidered Tony Stewart signatures on the seats, suede leather door panel inserts and instrument panel wrapping with laser-etched details, Jet Black leather door armrests with French stitching and white piping, Jet Black suede leather-wrapped steering wheel with scarlet accent stitching, Piano Black trim plates and gauge cluster bezel. Camaro ZL1 Touring Convertible concept is a Camaro ZL1 convertible with green exterior color, 10-spoke Chevrolet Accessories wheels with liquid metal finish and milled faces, windshield header frame, taillamp bezels and exterior badges with liquid metal finish; matte black splitter and rockers, matte black upper fascia blackout, polished shock tower brace under the hood, ebony leather seats with Mojave perforated leather inserts and light Mojave stitching, Mojave leather-wrapped armrests, leather shift knob and console lid with Mojave stitching, Chevrolet Accessories Ice Blue interior lighting kit, ZL1-logo premium floor mats and sill plates. Camaro Performance V-8 concept is a black Camaro SS with Chevrolet Performance ZL1 rear differential kit, 5.1-ratio short-throw shifter, shock tower brace with white Camaro graphic, Camaro 1LE suspension kit, Camaro ZL1 brake conversion kit, concept dual-mode exhaust system, Camaro ZL1 rockers and rear lower diffuser, Camaro Dusk front splitter, upper front fascia blackout graphic, hood and decklid graphics in red metallic, Chevrolet Accessories black blade rear spoiler, heritage grille and 'gill' graphics, Chevrolet Accessories 20x10-inch (front) and 20x11-inch (rear) five-spoke black wheels with polished 'fangs', Camaro ZL1 black suede seat inserts with Jet Black leather seats; Torch Red stitching and carbon fiber-material bolsters, red suede stripe on the driver's seatback, Camaro ZL1 flat-bottom steering wheel with carbon fiber material, Camaro ZL1 suede shift knob with 5.1 badge, leather carbon fiber-material-wrapped instrument panel and door inserts, suede-wrapped soft instrument panel insert, Chevrolet Accessories lighting package, pedal covers and Camaro-logo premium floor mats; Concept Chevrolet Performance embroidered console lid and sill plates, production RS gauge package. Camaro Performance V-6 concept includes 323-horsepower LFX V-6 engine, ZL1 Brake Conversion Kit, Camaro 1LE suspension kit, rear differential from the Camaro 1LE, Summit White body colour, Chevrolet Performance shock tower brace, Camaro ZL1 dual-mode exhaust system and rear diffuser, Camaro convertible rear spoiler in matte black, Chevrolet Accessories heritage grille painted matte black, Camaro Dusk front splitter in matte black, upper front fascia blackout graphic, matte black hood wrap with exposed Summit White stripe, Chevrolet Accessories 20x10-inch (front) and 20x11-inch (rear) 10-spoke black wheels with milled faces, Summit White door panel and instrument panel inserts, Chevrolet Accessories lighting package, pedal covers and Camaro-logo premium floor mats; Concept Chevrolet Performance embroidered console lid and sill plates, Concept Chevrolet Performance logo on the instrument panel insert, Production RS gauge package. The vehicles were unveiled in 2012 SEMA show.
Giovanna Edition (2013)[edit | edit source]
It is a version of Camaro LT RS and SS RS for Japan market, created by the owner of the Cadillac/Chevrolet dealership in Tokyo's Kunitachi suburb with further input from noted Japanese journalist Tatsuya Kushima. It included a choice of 4 body colors (Silver Ice Metallic, Black, Rally Yellow (optional), Summit White), body stripe (original GT decal), fuel door with Giovanna Edition Logo, front SS or RS emblem, rear Chevrolet bow tie decal, head rests with Giovanna Edition Logo, door sill plate with Giovanna Edition Logo, Giovanna Wheel 20-inch aluminium wheels (2013 model) by WTW Corp. The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, and went on sale until 2013-03-31.
2013 "Turbo" Camaro Coupe (2013)[edit | edit source]
It is a concept vehicle based on Camaro coupe, inspired by the DreamWorks Turbo movie snail. It included lower rockers and fender flares in a wide body design configuration, a front splitter and rear diffuser, a GT concept rear wing spoiler, custom front and rear LED lighting with multicolor halo effect for the front headlamps, black body colour with a vinyl chrome wrap dark tinted to look like black chrome, 24x10-inch front wheels with a front wheel and custom offset, 24x15-inch rear wheels, a supercharged 700+ HP V8 engine with automatic transmission, a custom created intake assembly for supercharger housing, 2x2 5-inch diameter rear exhaust outlets, custom COPO hood assembly, low profile hood pin system, front custom adjustable coilover strut assemblies suspension, rear custom adjustable rear spring and shock assemblies suspension. The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Chicago Auto Show.
2013 Camaro Hot Wheels Special Edition
Available in coupe and convertible body, it is a version of Camaro with 2LT (V-6) and 2SS (V-8) trims with ZL1 appearance. Changes include:
- ZL1 rear spoiler (coupe models)
- ZL1 front upper grille
- Ground effects package, including front splitter and rocker treatment
- Black 21-inch wheels with red outline stripe
- Two-tone matte hood graphic and rear taillight panel "blackout" graphic
- Fender "flame" graphics
- Hot Wheels grille and decklid logos. Dragon flames.
- Black leather-trimmed interior with red and black seat stitching with the Hot Wheels logo embroidered on the front seats.
- Black instrument panel and door inserts
- Hot Wheels-style flame decal on each rear quarter panel
- Hot Wheels Edition sill plates
- Camaro logo premium floor mats with red edging
SS models includes L99 (automatic transmission) or LS3 (manual transmission) engine. LT-based models include LFX 3.6L V-6 engine.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 SEMA Show, followed by 2013 Indianapolis 500.
Production began in the first quarter of 2013, and ordering began on 2012-10-29.
Japan models went on sale in limited quantities (10 units), which included Kinetic Blue Metallic body colour, black 20-inch wheels, HOT WHEELS decal stripe, exclusive rear spoiler, front leather seats with HOT WHEELS embroidering, engine cover in black, premium floor mat, LFX V-6 engine.
2013 COPO Camaro (2013-)[edit | edit source]
It is a limited (69 units) version of Camaro factory drag-racing cars designed for NHRA Stock Eliminator classes, with a new manual or Powerglide automatic transmission, choice of 3 engines (350-cubic-inch engine rated at 325 horsepower, 396-cubic-inch engine rated at 375 horsepower, 427-cubic-inch engine rated at 425 horsepower), fuel-injection system, engine management from Holley HP EFI electronic control unit with self-tuning fuel table strategies and data logging, Holley Hi-Ram intake manifold, rear axle gearing is optimized for each vehicle depending on the engine and transmission, a 'heritage' grille and standard-production (non-HID) headlamps, new exterior graphics choices with engine-size call-outs, revised interior package with custom carpet and new switch panel, dedicated racing wiring harness, revised front springs that enhance performance, transmission cooler integrated with radiator, choice of 5 body colors (Black, Summit White, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic and Ashen Gray Metallic), NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment, racing chassis and suspension components (including a unique solid rear axle system in place of a regular-production Camaro's independent rear axle), lightweight Bogart racing wheels, Hoosier racing tires, sequenced build serial number matched to the engine, but is sold without a Vehicle Identification Number and cannot be registered for highway use. Engine Collector's Package includes all three COPO racing engines serial-number-matched to the car, with one installed at the time of delivery. The vehicles went on sale by signing up on the COPO Camaro Mailing List at chevroletperformance.com by 2013-03-07, with randomly chosen buyers identified by 2013-03-11. Production began in April 2013, with deliveries starting in early summer. Customers must take delivery of the car in the Detroit area, where the COPO Camaros are built.
Motorsports[edit | edit source]
Camaro coupe started racing in NASCAR Nationwide Series beginning with 2013 season.
Production[edit | edit source]
The 2013 COPO Camaro #041 was built by Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage and Dennis Collins of Collins Bros. Jeep at the Wixom plant. The vehicle was sold for $137,500.00 (includes buyers commission) at 2013 Barrett-Jackson Reno auction. The production of the vehicle was featured in Fast N' Loud.[edit | edit source]
2014 model year update
Camaro Z/28[edit | edit source]
Changes to Camaro include a redesigned front and rear, resulting in a wider, lower, more contemporary appearance; front fascia features a wider lower opening, and a narrower upper opening that also updates the appearance of the iconic “halo ring” HID headlamps on the Camaro RS package, functional hood vent on the Camaro SS, optional Recaro seats with microfiber suede inserts for SS and ZL1. Head-Up Display and Driver Information Center are now in color for 2LT, 2SS and ZL1 models. Camaro Z/28 is a version of Camaro SS with a full aerodynamic package designed to produce downforce at track speeds (a large splitter connected to an underbody panel, fender flares over the front and rear wheels, extended rocker panels, redesigned rear spoiler and functional diffuser), interior trim in matte-metallic Octane finish, flat-bottomed steering wheel, standard Recaro seats with microfiber suede inserts and manual adjustment, elimination of the seat-back pass through, high-density foam in place of the rigid structure of the seat back and steel mesh of the seat bottom, 7.0L LS7 V8 engine co-developed with Corvette Racing, racing-style cold-air induction system with large K&N air filter, standard dual mode exhaust system with larger-diameter pipes, Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission, limited-slip differential with a helical gear set, 19-inch diameter wheels with Pirelli PZero Trofeo R 305/30ZR19 tires, Brembo Carbon Ceramic Matrix brake discs (394 x 36 mm front and 390 x 32 mm), monoblock calipers (6-piston front, 4-piston rear), elimination of tire inflating kit (except for units sold in Rhode Island and New Hampshire), removed interior sound deadener and carpeting from the trunk, replaced the standard LN4 battery with LN3 battery, replaced standard 3.5mm glass with thinner 3.2mm glass for the rear window, removal of HID headlamps and foglights, removal of air conditioning (available as a stand-alone option). The vehicles were unveiled in 2013 New York Auto Show (in coupe), followed by 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (in convertible and coupe). US models of 2014 Camaro arrived at Chevrolet dealers later in 2013. The Camaro Z/28 was expected to appear at track events across the United States in spring 2014. European Camaro convertible and coupe included new MyLink connected radio, and were set to arrive at Chevrolet dealerships at the end of 2013. The Z/28 has a 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time of 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 172 miles per hour (277 km/h).
Equipment[edit | edit source]
All models except for the 1LS,2LS and z/28 feature Chevrolet's MyLink System, featuring an AM FM car radio with full touch screen LCD display, XM Satellite Radio, app compatibility, including support for Pandora Internet Radio through a compatible Android smartphone or iPhone. A CD player is not offered in uplevel models. The Camaro models equipped with Chevrolet's MyLink radios feature a MicroSD card slot, and GPS navigation system is also an option for all uplevel Camaro models. The 1LS and 2LS models feature an A/M F/M car radio with XM Satellite Radio, and a single-disc CD player. All Camaro models feature OnStar with OnStar Remote Link, and all Camaro models also feature a remote USB and iPod or iPhone port, a 3.5-millimeterauxiliary input jack, a steering wheel with remote audio system and Bluetoothand OnStar hands-free controls, as well as Bluetooth with A2DP Stereo Streaming for music. The audio system in basic Camaro models is a six-speaker system, while a 368-watt amplified Boston Acoustics sound system with eight (convertible) or nine (coupe) premium speakers and subwoofer (only on coupe models) is also available, and standard on uplevel Camaro models. Both the 1LS and 2LS Camaro models get the 1LT standard eighteen-inch alloy wheels, replacing the previously available eighteen-inch Heritage steel wheelson these models. All Camaro models receive new tire and wheel combinations. The seats are redesigned in all Camaro models to further imitate that of classic Camaros, and the 1LS, 2LS, 1LT, and 1SS models feature a striped pattern.
Marketing[edit | edit source]
Takara Tomy produced a self-transforming Camaro coupe under the Transformers Omnibot line, produced in association with Kenji Ishida of Brave Robotics. The toy was unveiled in Tokyo Toy Show 2013.
2015 model year update
For the 2015 model year, the Camaro saw only one major change in the exterior color choices, with the addition of Blue Velvet Metallic. All other features were carried over from the 2014 model year.
Fourth generation (1993-2002)[edit | edit source]
- see also Chevrolet Camaro 1993-2002 for more details
Third generation (1982–1992)[edit | edit source]
- see also Chevrolet Camaro 1982–1992 for more details
Second generation (1970–1981)[edit | edit source]
- see also Chevrolet Camaro 1970–1981 for more details
First Generation/Origins (1967–1969)[edit | edit source]
- see also Chevrolet Camaro 1967–1969 for more details
Transformers Generation (2007 - 2011)[edit | edit source]
When Transformers was announced in 2007, the Chevy Camaro was featured as Bumble Bee. The car had a base paint of yellow and a black strip running along it. The 2007 Camaro was used for Transformers and Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. For Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, the 2007 Camaro was re-placed with the Camaro SS. This version featured a rear wing and front splitter with the same paint scheme.
Worldwide[edit | edit source]
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The Camaro In Pop Culture[edit | edit source]
- The song "Go Lil Camaro, Go" by the Ramones
- The 2007 & 2009 Concept Camaro was the "Bumblebee" in the Transformers Movie
- The fourth generation Camaros appeared in Gran Turismo 3. The models are the Z26 and the SS. There's also a race car version.
- The 2010 Chevy Camaro was featured in Forza Motorsport 4. It is also fully customisable.
- The popular rap song, Black And Yellow, is based on the Camaro.
- A fictional version, the Carson GT Concept has appeared in Burnout Paradise.
Camaros in Racing[edit | edit source]
Of the first generation of the Camaro, probably the most famous race car is Roger Penske's number 6, blue and yellow road racer. The car competed in the Trans Am series in SCCA. It was driven by Mark Donohue. To comply with the series the engine was limited to just 302 cubic inches, or 5 liters. In 2011, it was announced that in a few years the Camaro will re-place the Chevy Impala SS as Chevy's NASCAR Stock Car.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Awards[edit | edit source]
- The Camaro was awarded 2010 Collectible Car of the Future by the National Automotive History Collection (NAHC).
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See Also[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Chevrolet's Homesite
- Chevrolet Performance Products and Concept Mini-site
- Nationwide retailer of Chevrolet Camaro parts
- Chevrolet Camaro India
News and References
- Official: 2010 Chevy Camaro Production Car Revealed
- 2010 Chevrolet Camaro revealed!
- 2009 Chevrolet Camaro: Official Images & Details of Production Version
- 2010 Chevrolet Camaro leaked ahead of official debut
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- Chevy to Open 2010 Camaro Order Book on Monday, Oct.13
- 2010 Chevrolet Camaro priced: LS $22,995, SS $30,995
- New Chevy Camaro SS Priced At $30,995, LS At $22,995
- Chevy Preparing Tricked out 2010 Camaros for SEMA -With Video
- 2010 Camaro Pricing Sheet: Includes MSRP, Employee Discounts and Cost of Accessories
- SEMA Preview: Chevrolet debuts quartet of custom Camaros
- Chevrolet Camaro returns as Official Pace Car for 51st Daytona 500
- Camaro nabs another pace car job - this time Indy 500
- VR Chevrolet Camaro (2010): the UK's Camaro
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