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Chevy Rolls Out Radical New Face for Camaro SS, New Turbo 1LE Models

Chevrolet adds mix of styling, performance enhancements.

by on Apr.09, 2018

The Camaro Turbo will get the high-performance Chevy 1LE package for the first time for 2019.

In a truck-centric market, it takes some work to keep sedans and coupes fresh, and nowhere is that more true than when it comes to high-performance muscle cars. With that in mind, Chevrolet is introducing a host of significant updates for the sixth-generation Camaro as it preps for the 2019 model-year.

That includes a distinctive front end for the SS model, as well as the first-ever pairing of Camaro’s optional turbo engine with the 1LE performance package. It joins existing V6, SS and ZL1 1LE combinations.

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“The restyled 2019 Camaro reaches even higher with more of the design, technology and choices that customers want,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet’s marketing director for Cars and Crossovers. “It’s a performer with few competitors and a pillar of Chevrolet’s energized car lineup.”


Chevy 1LE Gives Performance Boost to Camaro

Package available for both V-6, V-8 models.

by on Feb.10, 2016

For the first time, the Camaro 1LE package will be available on V-6 and V-8 models.

For those hoping to squeeze even more performance out of the Chevrolet Camaro, the bowtie brand is bringing back its 1LE package.

Set to make a debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week, the Camaro 1LE option will be offered on both V-6 and V-8 versions of the muscle coupe. The package provides a combination of increased handling, extra performance and a more sporty appearance with a signature matte satin black hood.

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The 1LE is meant for “an owner who wants a daily driver and a weekend track car,” suggests Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president in charge of Chevrolet marketing.


Callaway Pushes Camaro Past 600 Horsepower

Despite tweaks, still lags Challenger Hellcat and Roush Stage 3 Mustang.

by on Jan.13, 2016

The Callaway Camaro SC600 is the most powerful street legal 2016 available. Production begins in the first quarter of this year.

The competition between the Chevy Camaro and the Ford Mustang isn’t just about sales. It’s about style, history and horsepower. Plenty of aftermarket firms tweak the pony cars looking to extract more and more horsepower and bragging rights in the process.

However, the real key is to get as many ponies for your pony car as possible while still being able to drive it on America’s highways and byways. When it comes to the Camaro, famous car customizer Callaway Cars has that problem solved as it claims its Callaway Camaro SC600 is the most powerful street legal 2016 Camaro available.

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“The 2016 Camaro is a superb car that’s light, nimble and fun to drive,” said Reeves Callaway, founder and CEO of Callaway Cars. “We designed the Callaway Camaro SC600 to deliver an even more driver-focused experience for those seeking even more power. Using the TripleCooled technology we developed for the Corvette Z06, we created the most powerful Callaway Camaro available today.” (more…)

Chevy Pulls a Two-Fer, Takes Motor Trend Awards with New Camaro, Colorado Models

Two surprise winners in a crowd full of competitors.

by on Nov.17, 2015

Chevy has scored a string of victories with the Camaro since it was brought back in 2009.

Chevrolet pulled off a double upset, taking both car and truck-of-the-year honors from Motor Trend magazine with its Camaro muscle car and Chevrolet Colorado pickup.

The twin endorsement by the widely quoted magazine means Chevrolet bested such serious competitors as Honda, whose  all-new Civic was seen by many as a Car-of-the-Year shoe-in, while the new Nissan Titan and the refreshed Toyota Tacoma were strong contenders for the Truck-of-the-Year title.

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“I couldn’t be more proud of this team that delivered the Camaro,” said Mark Reuss, the head of global product development for General Motors, as he accepted one of the two awards during the first-ever televised version of the Motor Trend awards.


Chevrolet Confirms Plans for New Camaro Convertible

Ragtop redux should follow in short order.

by on Oct.20, 2015

The new Camaro convertible should reach showrooms early next year.

Breaking news? Well, sort of. Chevrolet is all but formally confirming what most everyone had already expected: it will be adding a ragtop version of the new, sixth-generation Camaro.

“One of these days, we may add this beautiful looking convertible,” Al Oppenheiser said, referring to the concept Camaro al fresco that was unveiled last June.

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Oppenheiser was one of several senior General Motors executives on hand for a dinner kicking off the unusual launch of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, about 50 automotive journalists heading out on a cross-country tour that is expected to collectively clock about 160,000 miles.


Sneak Peek: Leaked Images of 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Droptop set to make its formal debut later this week.

by on Jun.23, 2015

The new Camaro convertible is expected to be debuted this week by Chevrolet, but several photos of the 2016 ragtop were leaked.

Spoiler Alert: Pics of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible have leaked out ahead of the ragtop’s official debut on Wednesday. Of course, if you want to know more, read on.

Actually, beyond these three shots found by forum website, we’re still going to have to wait for more details on such things as the design of the next-generation convertible’s canvas top. But this is a good head start.

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Chevy pulled the wraps off the coupe version of the 2016 Camaro in mid-May during a two-day affair on Detroit’s Belle Isle. And we can expect that many of the basics will carry over the convertible version, including the initial choice of powertrains. (more…)

First Drive: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Initial impressions suggest Chevy has pulled together a winner.

by on May.18, 2015

Still wearing camouflage, a handful of new 2016 Camaros launch down the Grand Prix track.

The early morning calm is shattered by the sound of the big V-8 firing up. Shifting into gear, I head out onto the winding road course that will, in two weeks’ time, play host to the annual Detroit Grand Prix. But on this particular Sunday morning it is serving as a test track for a first ride in the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

To provide some perspective on the new car, Chevy starts me out on a lap of the 2.35 mile circuit in the outgoing, fifth-generation pony car. If anything, they’ve set the bar high, however, using as comparison the high-end 2015 Camaro Z28. As I blast out of the pits and onto the straight, its raw torque sinks me deep into the car’s sports seats. I slam through the gears, accompanied by the sound of squealing tires and squeaking brakes, hammering through a series of tight corners before finally pulling back into the pits.

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Sweating more than you’d imagine on this cool Detroit morning, I jump out of the old car and into a new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro – all the while, wondering what they could have had in mind putting that Z28, with its 6.2-liter V-8, up against a “base” car with a far more modest, 3.6-liter V-6. But my questions are quickly answered as I head out for a second run on the Grand Prix course on.


First Official Look: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

New pony car aims to remain king-of-the-hill.

by on May.16, 2015

Smaller yet roomier, lighter and more fuel-efficient but also more powerful, the 2016 Camaro.

After a steady build-up of leaks and teases, Chevrolet has finally pulled the wraps off the sixth-generation Camaro, a model that it claims is lighter, faster, more nimble and more fuel-efficient than the “pony car” it replaces.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is also more technologically sophisticated, introducing a number of new features – such as a first-ever turbocharged engine — and expanding the availability of others, including a magnetic ride control suspension. And even more high-tech features and variants are set to follow, senior General Motors officials confided.

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The short-term goal is to keep the Camaro at the top of the muscle car heap. Despite the launch of an all-new version of the Ford Mustang last year, the Chevy coupe has been the segment’s number one seller for five consecutive years, though it has lost its lead during the first four months of 2015.


Chevrolet Offers Revealing New Tease of 2016 Camaro

It’s “all about the aero.”

by on May.11, 2015

Chevrolet will stage the official debut of the 2016 Camaro in Detroit next weekend.

They may be called muscle cars, but it takes more than a big engine to make a car like the Camaro go fast. And with the new model set to debut next weekend, Chevy says it has put a premium on aerodynamic enhancements, as well as lightweighting.

As this shot – the most revealing teaser image yet– shows — the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has spent a lot of time in the wind tunnel to both reduce aerodynamic drag and improve the cooling of its big 6.2-liter V-8.

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“The importance of aerodynamics increases exponentially as we increase vehicle performance,” said Kirk Bennion, Exterior Design manager. “As engine output increases, we need more engine cooling. As acceleration and top speeds climb, we need to reduce lift for better high-speed stability. However, we cannot make any changes at the expense of increasing drag, which can hurt fuel economy.”


Chevy Sets May 16 Debut for Gen-6 Camaro

Public invited for unveiling of new pony car.

by on Mar.16, 2015

Camaro invites up to 1,000 fans to come to Detroit's Belle Isle for the 2016 Camaro preview.

Chevrolet plans to give about 1,000 lucky muscle car fans the chance to get a first look at the next-generation Camaro.

The Detroit maker has been dropping lots of hints about the sixth-generation Camaro in recent weeks and today confirmed it will unveil the new pony car on May 16th during an unusual, day-long celebration on Belle Isle, the 982-acre island park a couple miles from parent General Motors’ downtown Detroit headquarters.

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“This will be an event Camaro fans will not want to miss,” proclaimed Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “This is only the sixth time we have introduced an all-new Camaro. We wanted to share the moment with the customers and fans who have helped make Camaro both America’s favorite performance car for the past five years, and a cultural icon since 1967.”