Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Camaro

  The pony car wars are still in full force and the Chevrolet Camaro is on the forefront of every battle. The seasoned muscle car boasts a muscular exterior with sleek lines and a powerful engine mounted behind that familiar face. The rear-wheel drive Chevrolet Camaro is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine delivering 304hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, but the better choice is found in the 6.2L V8 engine cranking out 400/426hp and 410/420lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

After some subtle teasing, GM unveiled the 2014 Camaro SS on Live with Kelly & Michael instead of at the New York Auto Show. Granted, the SS did make its way to the NYIAS, but it was overshadowed by the unveiling of the all-new Z/28 .

The updates to the Camaro SS are very limited, but nonetheless important. The main architecture of the new Camaro SS remain the same, but the changeable components, like the front fascia, hood, rear fascia and bumper cover are all completely different.

This mid-generation facelift is definitely a welcome sight, as the Camaro’s retro styling was starting to get a little long in the tooth and we need some sort of springboard to prepare us for the upcoming overhaul. We expect this revised look to only last for a few years – one to three years at the most – before Chevy unveils the all-new Camaro. So, enjoy this new look while you can.

Update 4/30/2013: Chevrolet has released a new video (above) in which it explains the design evolution of the 2014 Camaro. According to Program Engineering Manager Mark Dickens, the 2014 Camaro "It’s not just eye candy. It actually performs."

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Camaro SS

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At the 2013 New York Auto Show , Chevrolet decided to bring the "Z/28 " badge back to its lineup. With this announcement came the sneaking suspicion that Chevy is preparing a convertible version to go along with the recently announced coupe.

The new Camaro Z/28 Convertible, if it ever hits the market, will offer the same design language as the coupe version, except for the soft-top roof that will make it even more fun to drive on those hot, summer days.

While Chevrolet decides whether it will offer a Camaro Z/28 convertible or not, we put together a nice rendering to help give you an idea of what the convertible model would look like.

We anticipate a convertible variant of the Z/28 to be unveiled sometime in late 2013 or early 2014 as a 2015 model. We’ll keep a close eye out for any details alluding to Chevy launching this model.

Hit the jump to learn a few more details on the Z/28.

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Back in 2011, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 posted a 7:14.27 lap time at the Nürburgring. The ZL1 is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. Since then, Chevrolet has unveiled the Camaro Z/28 , which is not as powerful as the ZL1, but it is significantly lighter and three seconds faster around Chevy’s testing track.

The question coming to our minds is whether the new Z/28 is also faster around Nürburgring? In the above video you can see that Chevy obviously had the same question, as the Z/28 was caught lapping the famed track. What we do not understand is why Chevrolet had the Z/28 so heavily camouflaged while testing it, considering we have already seen it.

Luckily for us, Youtube user "Nurburgdale" was also at the ring and managed to shot a very nice video of the new Z/28 lapping the ’Ring.

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This time on Motor Trend’s "The J-Turn" they got behind the wheel of one of the most powerful Hennessey models: a highly-modified Camaro ZL1. The test was made this week at the Texas Mile where a Hennessey-tuned Ford GT with Patrick O’Gorman behind the wheel set a new top speed record of 267.6 mph.

Jessi Lang got behind the wheel of the modified Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and tried to push it to the limit. So, what do you think: was she able to handle the 750-horsepower muscle car as well as John Hennessey usually does and hit its top speed of 203.9 mph?

Of course, we’re not going to spoil the fun for you. You’re just going to have to check out the video up above to see if Jessi was able to crest the 200 mph mark or not. Either way, it’s fun to watch that ZL1 stretch its legs a little.

Those Camaro Hot Wheels models have proven to be quite a hit in the box office. From a concept model that we first saw at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show, the Camaro Hot Wheels model has evolved into a coupe model and most recently, a convertible model.

The latter is set to show its face this week at 500 Festival at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the lead-up events for the annual Indianapolis 500 race.

As for the Camaro Convertible Hot Wheels Edition, Chevrolet wanted it to be as distinguishable as its coupe counterpart, so it set out to do just that. The same Kinetic Blue exterior paint finish can be found on the convertible model, as are the matte-black touches on both the hood and taillight surrounds.

New components have also been added, including a new rear spoiler, an upper grille, a front splitter, side skirts, and a new set of 21-inch wheels.

Seeing as this is a Hot Wheels model, you’ll find plenty of brand badging all throughout the vehicle, including special graphics and Hot Wheels flame badges on the exterior, and a black leather trim with red and black stitching with an embroidered Hot Wheels logo.

The special-edition Camaro Convertible Hot Wheels Edition will serve as the Official Vehicle of the Indy 500 before a limited, one-time production run arrives in Chevy dealerships in a few months.

In case you need a refresher, you can find out some details about the Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Hot Wheels Edition after the jump

Source: Chevrolet

Now this is really something of an aftermarket build, now isn’t it?

If you’re a fan of the Gold Rush Rally, then you might be familiar with this geek-tastic, Tron-wrapped Chevrolet Camaro . If you’re not a fan of the Gold Rush Rally, then feast your eyes on a true one-of-a-kind build from some of the most creative aftermarket companies in the business.

Before we dive into this awesome Tron-inspired Camaro , the Gold Rush Rally is an international public display, and exotic and supercar rally. It’s scheduled to take place from June 8th to 15th and will run through numerous U.S. cities, including: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Memphis, St. Louis and Chicago.

If you live in any of those cities, you might want to keep an eye out for this turbocharged Camaro that has been dressed by Team Turbo Legacy with a Tron-inspired wrapped, using Knifeless tape in "Brushed Blue Steel" courtesy of 3M Commercial Graphics. Notice also the huge front spoiler and the red headlights, which make for an even more imposing muscle car.

While the exterior look is, without question, the most distinctive part about this program, this Camaro also has quite a performance upgrade under its hood. Courtesy of a pair of turbochargers, the Camaro’s output is bumped 750 horsepower.

Considering that a stock Camaro produces up to 426 horsepower from its 6.2-liter V-8 engine, we’d say that this Tron-inspired Camaro by SS Customs is one that’ll definitely catch a lot of people’s eyes – in more ways than one.

Dodge Challenger

SRT chief, Ralph Giles, isn’t the type to back down from a challenge. So when Chevrolet unveiled the track-focused Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 , nobody was surprised when Giles told Motor Trend that his brand "was preparing for an answer" to the Z/28.

So the onus now turns to Dodge’s resident muscle car, the Challenger, to pick up and answer the call. Giles didn’t go into specific details regarding what that "answer" was going to be, but there’s already speculation that a Challenger will be that steed and it will come with what folks expect to be a doozy of a powertrain.

As far as expectations are concerned, ours is that SRT will fit a modified version of its 6.4-liter Hemi V-8. You know, the one that currently produces 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Add a couple of tweaks here and there and that output can easily be bumped up to around 500 horsepower, right around the same figure the Camaro Z/28 currently provides.

In addition to the more powerful engine, SRT could also make the Challenger lighter with the use of carbon-fiber parts to go with lighter suspension, bigger brakes and new track-focused wheels.

All this, of course, is a matter of conjecture. Yet we do know that SRT has something planned up its sleeve. Ralph Giles isn’t the type to double-talk, so when he says that an answer is coming, you can pretty much take that to the bank.

Source: Motor Trend

Remember back when the V-6 engine in the Camaro could barely move the neutered muscle car out of its own way? Well, if you had the “joy” of driving any of the early-model V-6 Camaros, you were likely rather surprised to see the new Camaro’s V-6 engine muscling out 323 horsepower. Well, a leaked image shows that GM is taking its V-6 engine to an all-new level.

That’s right, an image passed over to the guys and gals at Carscoops by a “GM insider,” shows a pilot brochure for the 2014 Camaro. In this brochure, it lists the V-6 engine at 354 horsepower – a 31-pony bump over 2013 – a 0-to-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds and an excellent 34 mpg highway. The latter represents a 4 mpg increase over the 2013 model year, which is mighty impressive to go along with the nice horsepower boost.

These are all unconfirmed reports from “insiders” that we don’t know personally, so we need to take this with a grain of salt. But, the above image sure does lend it a little credence to the report.

With this rumored bump in power, the revised body and the all-new Z/28 , Chevy is certainly making a huge push in the muscle-car realm.

Source: Carscoops
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Back in March 2012, a heavily modified Chevrolet Camaro managed to smash the record at the 2012 Texas Mile run with a an impressive top speed of 253.1 mph. This year, the car felt challenged when the Hennessey Ford GT set a new Texas Mile record of 267.6 mph.

It looks like the guys responsible for this mind-blowing 2,800- horsepower Camaro weren’t very happy with the results and wanted to see if their car can do better. The problem is that at an amazing speed of 240 mph, the driver lost control of his car and flipped end over end.

As a result, the Camaro was completely destroyed. Luckily for Joey Huneycutt - the driver of the Camaro - he only suffered minor injuries thanks to the modern safety features installed in the car.

We are not very sure if the Camaro will be brought back to life, but in these pictures it looks completely destroyed. Eh, who are we kidding? It’s toast. Hopefully, the guys have a video of the wreck; we are sure it is spectacular.

Source: CarBuzz
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The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro made its debut on live television on Live with Kelly & Michael. The debut happened ahead of the 2013 New York International Auto Show and was a surprise to many.

The new Camaro looks to have a more aggressively styled front end with its upper grille being a bit shorter than the outgoing model. The headlights also look a bit shorter to give it a more menacing look. On the hood, there is a large vent for extra cooling. The side profile and rear end look basically the same at first glance, but with redesigned tail lights and a slightly different spoiler.

The SS Camaro had no surprises under the hood, as it carries the same 426 horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 and the automatic version will likely remain detuned to 400 horsepower. It also features big Brembo brakes to help drag the muscle car to a halt quickly. The opening in the hood combines with an opening in the bottom of the car to allow air to flow freely through the engine compartment, keeping those ponies nice and cool.

The video also features the Jaguar F-Type , VW Golf GTI and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stringray convertible. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible was at the Geneva Motor Show and will make its North American Debut at the New York International Auto Show.

These all look like great cars, so this year’s New York International Auto Show is bound to be a great one.

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