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).
nameplate was revived again on a concept car that evolved into the
fifth-generation Camaro; for which production started on March 16, 2009
BumbleBee Camaro - 2007
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)
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.
6.2L V8 with standard 426 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque or 400
horsepower (with available six-speed automatic transmission with
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)
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
Blower with an efficient four-lobe rotor set and Compact
Performance Traction Management
* Accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (Automatic
* Top Speed = 184 mph.
* Base MSRP $54,995.00 includes:
Magnetic Ride Suspension
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.
Brake System - 4-wheel antilock,
4-wheel disc, Brembo Performance 6 piston front and 4 piston rear
Camaro ZL1 is available with six options:
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS
||MANUAL 6 -SPEED w/OVERDRIVE TremecT56
2.66 x 3.73 = 9.922
inches / 25.8064 cm
Engine Torque (lb-ft/N-m)
/ 519.75 N-m
pints / 1.8928 liters
6-SPEED HYDRA-MATIC 6T70
4.48 x 3.23 = 14.470 ( Launch Ratio)
||9.6 inches / 243.84
/ 9.000264 liters
- MXO Six-speed
automatic transmission with TapShift Controls
20-inch, Bright Finish Aluminum Wheels: 20" x 10"
(front) and 20" x 11" (rear) 5-spoke Forged Aluminum Design
Power Sunroof with express open and venting
- Stripe Package
- Aluminum Hood with Carbon
Fiber "mohawk" extractors
- Exposed-weave Carbon Fiber Hood
- Body Stripe Package
Front leather-appointed with sueded microfiber inserts Sport front
buckets with ZL1 embroidery
Interior Sueded Microfiber Package
: Suede Wrapped
Suede Wrapped Shift Knob
Suede Wrapped Shift Boot
2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
says the 2013 Camaro SS with the 1LE performance package is "one of the
most affordable, most capable track-day cars offered by any
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
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
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.
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
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:
Full, chrome moly roll cage
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
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
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.
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
"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
Performance’s COPO Camaro program returns for 2014 with another limited
run of factory-produced race cars and a pair of new racing engine
legend returns: 2014 Camaro Z/28
2017 CAMARO LZ1
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.
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
and unique 20-inch forged aluminum wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1
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.