Legend. Speed. Performance. Chevy Camaro – 50 Years of American Muscle + Hot Wheels Edition!


Many words could be used to describe this legendary performance family, but the only one that captures all of the refinement and engineering know-how that goes into every car — from the responsive LS to the supercharged ZL1 — is Camaro.


Also, to celebrate of 50 years of the die cast car favorite, Chevrolet released its Camaro Hot Wheels Edition:

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet - Camaro Hot Wheels Edition
Click here to learn more about it from one of our previous features!


2018 Chevrolet Camaro vs 2018 Ford Mustang - 2018 Dodge Challenger - Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

When it comes to comfort and convenience, the competition just can’t seem to keep up.

MSRP $25,905 $25,585 $26,995
Horsepower @rpm 275@5500 310@5500 305@6350
Torque (lb-ft) @rpm 295@3000 350@3000 268@4800
Standard Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed manual 8-speed automatic
Drive Mode Selector Standard Available N/A
Infotainment Screen Size 7-in diagonal touch-screen 4.2-inch diagonal 5-inch diagonal
Satellite Radio 12 months SiriusXM trial N/A N/A
Power Driver Seat Standard 8-way Standard 6-way Standard 6-way
Auto Climate Control Standard Available Standard
Android Auto/Apple Car Play Compatibility Standard N/A N/A
Standard Wheels 18-inch Silver-painted aluminum wheels 17-inch EcoBoost Wheel 18-inch Satin Carbon aluminum wheels
Convertible Top (if equipped) Fully automatic with remote operation (at speeds up to 30 MPH Power top, manual latch N/A


How does the Camaro stack up against the next up trim levels?  Check it out here:

2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS vs Ford Mustang GT - Dodge Challenger R-T - Jeff Gordon Cheverolet

Standard Engine 6.2L V8 5.0L V8 6.4L V8
Horsepower @rpm 455@6000 460@7000 485@6100
Torque (lb-ft) @rpm 455@4400 420@4600 475@4200
Standard Transmission 6-speed manual w/ Active Rev Match 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Curb Weight with Automatic Transmission 3697 lbs 3733 lbs 4232 lbs
Drive Mode Selector Standard Standard N/A
Memory Seat and Mirrors Standard Available N/A
Android Auto/Apple Car Play Compatibility Standard N/A Standard
Heated Steering Wheel Standard Standard Available
Head-Up Display Standard Available N/A
Standard Wheels 20-inch Bright five-spoke silver painted aluminum 18-inch 20-inch polished aluminum w/black pockets
Brembo Performance Breaks Standard Available Standard
Performance Summer-Only Tires Standard Available Available
Transmission/Differential Cooler Standard N/A N/A
Magnetic Ride Control Available Available N/A

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Chevy Unveils Big Redesign for 2019 Camaro

The 2019 Camaro lineup has undergone a dramatic refresh and will incorporate new, distinct design elements for a powerful road presence. Along with the not-so-subtle exterior updates, the new 2019 Camaro will feature a new Turbo 1LE track package for LT trims, 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission on SS models, a rear vision camera mirror, and the new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. We expect it to arrive on our lot this Fall 2018.

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Full Press Release here:

DETROIT — Chevrolet today introduced a reinvigorated 2019 Camaro lineup with distinctive designs, new available technologies and the first-ever Turbo 1LE.

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

Highlights include:

  • Camaro SS now offered with 10L80 10-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission featuring custom launch control and line lock
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 systems, including available navigation
  • New available Rear Camera Mirror*
  • New available Forward Collision Alert*

Performance-driven design
The 2019 Camaro’s updated designs are not only striking but also help to improve performance. For instance, the grille details and hood and fascia vents were designed for optimized air flow, either to cool components or help minimize drag or lift. Camaro designers follow the mantra that all elements must not only be beautiful but also enhance performance.

Design highlights include:

  • New front-end styling with distinct differences between LS/LT, RS and SS, including the fascia, grille, LED dual-element headlamps and reshaped hood (ZL1 retains its airflow-optimized front-end styling)
  • SS-specific front fascia with “flowtie” open bowtie grille emblem and aero-enhancing air curtains, specific headlamps with new LED signature and extractor-style hood
  • RS Appearance Package available on LT adds unique polished black grille with Galvano Chrome lower inserts, new LED headlamps with LED signature light bar, specific rear fascia with rear diffuser and 20-inch wheels
  • New rear fascias for all models, with specific diffusers on RS and SS when equipped with Dual Mode Exhaust
  • New LED taillamps with a more sculptured evolution of Chevrolet’s signature dual-element design; red lenses are featured on LS and LT, with RS, SS and ZL1 featuring dark-tinted neutral-density lenses
  • New 20-inch wheel designs on RS and SS

Turbo 1LE
The new Camaro Turbo 1LE joins the V6 1LE, SS 1LE and ZL1 1LE to round out Camaro’s lineup of 1LE track stars. Leveraging the impressive performance and ideal weight distribution enabled by Camaro’s 2.0L turbocharged engine, the Turbo 1LE comes exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission and a tailored chassis package derived from the V6 1LE to offer track-capable performance. Highlights include:

  • FE3 suspension with larger diameter front and rear stabilizer bars, specifically tuned dampers, stiffer rear cradle bushings and cross-axis ball joints in the rear tow links that enhance lateral stiffness
  • Split front/rear summer-only tire sizes: P245/40R20 (front) and P275/35R20 (rear)
  • 0L turbo engine with 275 hp (205 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm)
  • Brembo brake package with low-metallic performance pads
  • Nearly 50/50 weight balance
  • Driver Mode Selector with Sport Mode and new Track Mode; Competition Mode (within Sport and Track Modes) includes performance instrument readouts, launch control, shift lights and more
  • Standard sueded flat-bottom steering wheel and shift knob plus available Recaro seats

Camaro tech: next-generation infotainment, rear camera mirror and more
The 2019 Camaro offers Chevrolet’s next-generation Infotainment 3 with all-new systems that provide a more personalized experience and a more intuitive interface.

They’re the most advanced infotainment systems ever from Chevrolet, with functionality that mimics the latest smartphones and tablets, and cloud connection designed to enhance personalization, available navigation, voice recognition, apps and more. They even allow vehicle software updates to be automatically uploaded over the air.

The standard system features a 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen. An 8-inch diagonal touchscreen running Infotainment 3 is available, including one with navigation.

8-Inch Diagonal Touchscreen
New 8″ Chevy MyLink Infotainment 3 System Display

Additional new technology features and enhancements include:

  • Rear Vision Camera
    Rear Camera Mirror

    Standard Rear Camera Mirror on 2SS and ZL1 models offers a wider, less obstructed field of view using a camera display that eliminates potential obstructions such as rear body pillars or seat headrests; a conventional rearview mirror view is also available

  • Improved standard rear-vision camera system* with a new, digital high-definition camera that offers improved view quality
  • Forward Collision Alert joins Camaro’s roster of available active safety features
  • Enhanced Performance Data Recorder system

The 2019 Camaro joins Cruze, Malibu and Spark as part of Chevrolet’s revitalized 2019 lineup of cars.

*Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at http://www.chevrolet.com.

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Ron Kiino
Chevrolet Communications

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What Chevy’s Showing at SEMA 2014

SS, Impala, Sonic, and Cruze Demonstrate Possibilities of Personalization

The SEMA Show LogoThe SEMA Show is the world’s largest convention of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories. This year, Chevrolet’s concepts of the 2015 lineup‘s most popular passenger vehicles will feature accessories designed to allow personalization, while maintaining excellent performance and ride characteristics. They will be debuted at the show between November 4th-7th, 2014.

Chevrolet’s 2015 passenger car lineup is one of the strongest and most competitive in the industry, offering customers a wide range of great-looking, great-driving and well-connected choices,” said Paul Edwards, vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “They’re personal cars, too, and these concepts suggest possibilities of how to amplify Chevrolet’s heritage of performance and fun-to-drive spirit to make them even more personal.

Chevrolet SS Sport Concept

Inspired by Chevrolet’s motorsports heritage and its Australian lineage, the SS Sport concept gives the V-8-powered sports sedan a makeover that reflects its performance capability.

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The SS is powered by a LS3 V-8 engine, delivering 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. For 2015, it’s available with a new 6-speed manual transmission, along with a 6-speed, paddle-shift automatic. The 2015 SS will receive standard magnetic ride control which provides more precise body motion control that correlates with a more responsive and refined ride. They are also adding Brembo brakes to the rear to match the ones in the front.

Unique features for this concept include:

  • enhanced Some Like It Red Hot exterior w/ body-color door handles and mirrors
  • Chevrolet Accessories stripes for the hood and deck lid
  • grille kit, fog lamp bezels, side fender vents, and rear spoiler
  • high-gloss black 20-inch wheels
  • floor mats and cargo tray sporting the Holden logo

Sonic Performance Concept

This performance-oriented Sonic hatchback concept draws on the legacy of Chevrolet’s high-performance vehicles re-imagined for a new generation of enthusiasts. The Sonic Performance concept features engine performance, suspension/brakes and appearance upgrades designed to be installed by Chevrolet dealers for quicker and easier personalization.

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This concept package includes:

  • Synergy Green exterior with white, offset stripes
  • A Chevrolet Performance Stage Kit, cold-air induction, and a high-flow exhaust system – which all gives the 1.4L Turbo engine more power so it’s more fun to drive
  • track-tuned suspension system that lowers the ride for a sportier stance
  • white headlamp rings, tail lamp rings, grille surround, mirror covers, rear spoiler
  • 17-inch white aluminum wheels
  • advanced safety package that includes forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and rear vision camera

Sonic Accessories Concept

Built to highlight the personalization possibilities, Sonic Accessories concept allows mixing and matching of the latest accessories for unique treatments.

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This package includes:

  • Summit White exterior with an offset matte black stripe
  • white headlamp rings and tail lamp rings
  • black grille surround, mirror covers, and rear spoiler
  • black 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • suspension kit with lowered ride height
  • a Kicker® subwoofer and amplifier to complement its street-smart style with the appropriate decibels

Impala Blackout Concept

There’s no doubt that the Impala‘s 2014 redesign was the best thing that ever happened to Chevy’s flagship sedan. It’s impressive styling in and out got it named Cars.com’s Best Car of 2014 and one of Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars of 2014 (along with the Chevy Traverse.) The blackout concept builds on the car’s aggressive, acclaimed styling with blacked-out cues that lend it a sinister attitude.

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The Blackout Concept features:

  • Chevrolet Accessories surround, rear spoiler, painted mirror caps, and 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • all-black leather-trimmed interior with custom trim plates with a wire mesh pattern, stainless steel sills, and sport pedal kit
  • 11-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround sound system

Cruze RS Plus Concept

For 2015, the popular Chevrolet Cruze will be sporting its first redesign since it first hit lots in 2010 (2011 model year.) The new Chevy Cruze will have revised exterior styling, enhanced interior convenience, and greater connectivity – built in WiFi being our favorite.

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The RS Plus package will feature:

  • Wildfire Metallic exterior
  • Jet Black interior with ambient lighting kit and illuminated door sills
  • sport pedal kit
  • Kicker® subwoofer and amplifier kit
  • twin-stripe package in matte black
  • unique fascias, rocker moldings, rear spoiler and fog lamps
  • chrome accent rings on instrument cluster along with opaque cluster bezels that allow the cluster’s ice blue black lighting to shine through for a sporty nighttime appearance
  • unique lower-body moldings and custom rear spoiler
  • fresh-air intake for the 1.4L turbo engine

All of these concept packages allow buyers to customize their new Chevy’s without sacrificing the warranty from installing after-market accessories. Which one do you like the most? Vote in the poll below, or leave a comment with your feedback!


BONUS: Since we’re on the topic of Chevy Performance, check out Motor Trend’s 2015 Ford Mustang GT vs. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE – Head 2 Head  (it’s long, but pretty fun to watch)