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.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you might have missed out on the Dubai Police’s lineup of new cars. And if you didn’t know any better, you might have guessed that this was some kind of ostentatious joke by the Middle Eastern country.
But the latest video seems to suggest otherwise, as three of the cars dressed up in the PD’s now famous white and green livery were filmed patrolling the highways of Dubai. That, or the police just wanted to show motorists - that includes you, Justin Bieber - the kind of cars that will be hunting them down should they decide to break some traffic laws.
These cars aren’t Ford Crown Victorias, fellas. These are some of the fastest and most powerful cars on the planet and if you think that you can provoke them to a car chase and get away with it, well, we don’t like your chances one bit.
Click past the jump to see more of the Dubai Police’s cop cars
While it may not be as impressive as the other three supercars, the Camaro SS is still a sports car that not many officers can enjoy. Just like the other three supercars, the Camaro SS is dressed in a white livery paint with the usual green strips and the official Dubai Police badges.
On the U.S. market, a Camaro SS is priced at $33,535, but we are pretty sure that will all those police gadgets its value has been increased to more than $100k.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Chevrolet Camaro SS.
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
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.
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.
The launch of the revised 2014 Chevrolet Camaro also marked the return of the Z/28 nomenclature. The Z/28 name was initially used back in 1967 when a special Camaro was designed to compete in the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am 2 class. Now, for the 2014 model year, the Z/28 nomenclature is applied to the most capable and fastest Camaro currently available on the market.
The new Camaro Z/28 was not built to compete in a specific race series, but it features track-focused capabilities. When compared to the ZL1, it is significantly lighter and, even though it is no more powerful, it is around three seconds faster around Chevy’s testing track than the Camaro ZL1. Also, as a tribute to the original Camaro Z/28, the new generation is only being offered with a manual gearbox.
Updated 04/12/2013: Chevrolet has unveiled a new video featuring Camaro Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick whom is giving an exclusive walkaround of the track-inspired 2014 Camaro Z/28.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.
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
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.
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.