The first Camaro went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed to compete wih the Ford Mustang. The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967.

Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002 (all F Body). The nameplate was revived again on a concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro; for which production started on March 16, 2009

Fifth generation: 2010–present
Zeta Platform

BumbleBee Camaro - 2007

Production of the coupe began on March 16, 2009, in LS, LT, and SS trim levels.  LS and LT models are powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6 producing 312 hp (233 kW) mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift. The SS is powered by the 6.2 L (376 cu in) LS3 V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) and is paired with a 6-speed manual. The automatic SS gets the L99 V8 with 400 hp (300 kW). The RS appearance package is available on both the LT and SS and features 20-inch wheels with a darker gray tone, halo rings around xenon headlamps, and red RS or SS badges.

On April 1, 2010, the Camaro was named the World Car Design of the Year at the World Car of the Year Awards.

This generation of the Camaro was first seen in 2007, in the Transformers movie, as BumbleBee.

GM LLT 3.6 L (3,564 cc/217 cu in) V6 312 bhp (233 kW) (2010-11)
GM LFX 3.6 L (3,564 cc/217 cu in) V6 323 bhp (241 kW) (2012)
GM LS3 6.2 L (6,162 cc/376 cu in) V8 426 bhp (318 kW)
GM L99 6.2 L (6,162 cc/376 cu in) V8 400 bhp (300 kW)
GM LSA 6.2 L SC (6,162 cc/376 cu in) V8 550 bhp (410 kW)

Camaro SS:  
It's the supreme Camaro with performance credentials compared to many supercars.

Vital stats include:
A 6.2L V8 with standard 426 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque or 400 horsepower (with available six-speed automatic transmission with TAPshift® controls)
Launch control (with manual transmission) helps control wheel spin for faster 0-60 sprints
Performance-Tuned suspension with a competitive mode for use in sanctioned racing events
20-inch wheels(13) with Pirelli PZero ultra-high-performance tires(14)

2013 Camaro ZL1 & ZL1 Convertible:

DETROIT – The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe  Specs (as per GM)

                  * Supercharged 6.2L  Aluminum V8 Engine  - LSA
                  * 580 Horsepower and 556 lb-ft of Torque
                  *Roots-style Blower with an efficient four-lobe rotor set and Compact Intercooler 
                  * Accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (Automatic Transmission)
                  * Top Speed = 184 mph.
                  * Base MSRP $54,995.00  includes:  
                                                                     Performance Traction Management 
                                                                     Magnetic Ride Suspension
                                                                     Delivery Fee.
                                                                     Rear Differential Cooler
                                                                     Integrated Engine and Transmission-Oil Coolers
                                                                    GT4 Rear Axle Ratio 3.73  note: only available with (MN6) 6-speed Tremec Manual Transmission. 
                                                                    GU5 Rear Axle Ratio 3.23  note: only available with (MX0) 6-speed automatic transmission
                                                                    J56  Brake System -  4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, Brembo Performance 6 piston front and 4 piston rear                                                                         brakes

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The Camaro ZL1 is available with six options:
Transmission model MANUAL 6 -SPEED w/OVERDRIVE TremecT56
RPO Code MN6
  First                                               2.66   x 3.73 = 9.922  (Launch Ratio)
  Second 1.78
  Third 1.30
  Fourth 1.00
  Fifth 0.74
  Sixth 0.50
  Reverse 2.90
Clutch size (in./cm.) 10.16 inches / 25.8064 cm
Maximum Engine Torque (lb-ft/N-m) 385 lb-ft /  519.75 N-m
LUBRICANT CAPACITY (pints/litre)  
  Fluid Capacity 4 pints / 1.8928 liters
Transmission model AUTOMATIC 6-SPEED HYDRA-MATIC 6T70
RPO Code MX0
  First                                                  4.48    x 3.23 = 14.470 ( Launch Ratio)
  Second 2.87
  Third 1.84
  Fourth 1.41
  Fifth 1.00
  Sixth 0.74
  Reverse 2.88
  Size (in./mm.) 9.6 inches / 243.84 mm
LUBRICANT CAPACITY (pints/litre)  
  Fluid Capacity 19.02 pints /  9.000264 liters
MAX GVW(lbs/kg) 4850/2199.96
MAX GCWR(lbs/kg) 6400/2903.04
  • MXO Six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift Controls 
  • RTQ 20-inch, Bright Finish Aluminum Wheels: 20" x 10"  (front) and 20" x 11" (rear)  5-spoke Forged Aluminum Design

  Exterior Options 

  • CF5 Power Sunroof with express open and venting
  • Stripe Package
  • Aluminum Hood with Carbon Fiber "mohawk" extractors
  • Exposed-weave Carbon Fiber Hood Insert
  • Body Stripe Package 
  INTERIOR Options 
  • ANF   Front leather-appointed with sueded microfiber inserts Sport front buckets with ZL1 embroidery
  • WBP  Interior Sueded Microfiber Package :      Suede Wrapped Steering Wheel                                                                                                                                                                                Suede Wrapped  Shift Knob
                                                                             Suede Wrapped Shift Boot  

2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Performance Package


Chevrolet says the 2013 Camaro SS with the 1LE performance package is "one of the most affordable, most capable track-day cars offered by any manufacturer."

Priced from under $40,000, the 2013 Camaro 1LE is aimed at amateur track-day racers. Chevrolet said it is pursuing SCCA approval of the 1LE package for Touring Class competition.

For 2013, Chevy is offering the 1LE package only on the Camaro SS coupe equipped with the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 and Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission geared for road racing. Visual cues include matte-black hood, functional front splitter and rear spoiler.

Among the features on the 2013 Camaro 1LE package are monotube rear shocks, larger front and rear stabilizers, beefed-up rear axle and strut tower brace. Variable-rate electric power steering, adapted from the Camaro ZL1, is new for 2013, as is an optional dual-mode exhaust system.

Also lifted from the ZL1 are 20-inch, 10-spoke aluminum wheels, painted black with Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tires sized 285/35ZR20, as well as ZL1 wheel bearings, toe links, rear shock mounts, high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups.

The 1LE cockpit borrows the flat-bottom steering wheel and short-throw shifter from the ZL1. Both are trimmed in sueded microfiber.

1LE performance package:
Dual-mode exhaust available on SS
Electric power steering on SS
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

Other changes to optimize the 1LE for track-day use include:
Larger, 27-mm solid front stabilizer bar, and 28-mm solid rear stabilizer bar for improved body control
Higher-capacity rear-axle half shafts to cope with increased levels of traction
Strut tower brace for improved steering feel and response
ZL1-based 20 x 10-inch front and 20 x 10-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 for improved on-track performance
ZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups for improved fuel delivery during high-load cornering.
Visually, the 1LE package is distinguished by its matte black hood, front splitter and rear spoiler – as well as the 10-spoke ZL1-based wheels, which are finished in black. The functional front splitter and rear spoiler contribute to the car's on-track performance by helping to reduce aerodynamic lift at high speeds.

    Full, chrome moly roll cage
    Coil-over front suspension with Strange Engineering adjustable struts
    Custom rear suspension, based on NHRA requirements, with Strange Engineering shocks, Panhard bar and stabilizer bar
    Strange Engineering S-9 solid rear axle with aluminum third member, 35-spline spool, 35-spline axles and 4.10 or 4.29 gear set
    Lightweight, COPO-specific racing wheels
    29×9-inch rear radial racing slicks and 4.5x28x15-inch front tires
    Manual steering system
    Strange Engineering lightweight racing brakes system with standard line lock.
    2.9 or 4.0 Whipple twin screw supercharger
     Hurst "Quarterstick" operated 2-spd. automatic ATI "Pro Glide" automatic transmission, and torque converter designed for the strip.
    "A Stock" aluminum LS7-based (Holley) naturally aspirated 427 (7.0L) V-8 small block.
    "AA Stock" cast iron 2.9 supercharged, LSX-based 327 (5.3L) V-8
    "A Super Stock" cast iron 4.0 supercharged, LSX-based 327 (5.3L) V-8

Items that all three COPO Camaro engines have in common (2 blown LSX 327's and the naturally aspirated LS7 427): Callies 4340 H-beam Ultra rods, Callies crank shafts, Clevite H-Series heat-treated tri-metal rod and main bearings, Mahle 2618 alloy forged domed pistons, Mahle .043" x .043" x 3mm piston rings, Chevrolet Performance "Ceramic Ball" high-rpm hydraulic roller tappets, 3/8" diameter LS7 pushrods, 1.8:1 ratio LS7 rocker arms with roller trunions, PSI "Max Life" beehive valve springs, Hardened steel spring seats, Fully CNC'ed aluminum cylinder heads based on LS7, 275 cc nominal intake port volume, 89 cc nominal exhaust port volume, 70 cc nominal combustion chamber volume, Del West titanium intake valves, Lightweight sodium-filled exhaust valves, Fel-Pro Performance multi-layer steel head gaskets with raised cylinder sealing bead, Internal wet sump oil pump, Deep-sump cast aluminum oil pan w/ 6-quart capacity, and 304 stainless steel headers with 2" x 30" primary with 30" merge collectors.

SEMA 2013: Chevy Releases 2014 COPO

Chevrolet Performance’s COPO Camaro program returns for 2014 with another limited run of factory-produced race cars and a pair of new racing engine choices.  

 The legend returns: 2014 Camaro Z/28


The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is one of the most highly anticipated muscle cars of 2017. Chevrolet did not offer the sixth-generation ZL1 as a 2016 model.

It’s a 2+2 coupe offering incredible performance – acceleration, handling and braking – with the highest levels of technology and perfect chassis damping, making it suitable for everyday driving. It will compare well to any sports coupe, at any price and in any setting.

It's equipped with a new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that churns out an estimated 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. That's a 60-hp increase compared to the 2015 Camaro ZL1.  The engine is linked to a standard six-speed manual transmission or the all-new optional 10-speed automatic transmission, both with an electronic limited-slip differential.  As an aside, GM said it will offer the new 10-speed automatic in eight unnamed vehicles by the end of 2018.

Details on the 2017 ZL1 coupe include Brembo brakes with six-piston monobloc front calipers, massive 15.35-inch (390 mm) two-piece front rotors,
and unique 20-inch forged aluminum wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.

Other features include an updated Magnetic Ride suspension, Performance Track Management, an electronic limited-slip differential, Custom Launch Control and Drive Mode Selector.  It also has a stronger power-to-weight ratio than its predecessor, weighing 200 pounds less, while offering approximately 60 more horsepower and 80 more pound-feet of torque.

The ZL1’s body is as bold as everything underneath it, with an enormous wavy grille to cool and feed the engine, and a vented hood to help reduce lift as it exhales the onrush of air. The front splitter and side skirts jut out far enough to endanger ankles, while the rear spoiler provides downforce to help the foot-wide Goodyear Eagle F1 tires underneath it stick to the road.

The cabin features standard Recaro front seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob. Chevrolet's Performance Data Recorder, which records drives, is optional.

Chevy calls the ZL1 the decathlete of the Camaro lineup, meaning that it does everything well. It’s quick in a straight line, a good handler, and comes loaded with creature comforts, which run the
 gamut from deep leather and suede-upholstered Recaro seats to a heated steering wheel.

Standard technologies include Driver Mode Selector, dual-mode exhaust and advanced connectivity features.

Finally,  and unlike some competitors, there's no need to purchase an optional package to make the ZL1 track ready. Track capability comes standard, with features including an impressive 11 heat exchangers for optimal powertrain cooling.

Camaro ZL1 is expected to start around $65,000. That would be similar to pricing for its chief rival, the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.


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