The Chevrolet Camaro Performance Garage Concept may be based on the Camaro SS , but it’s also a track-oriented muscle car that carries a host of performance components from the SS’ big brothers: the Z/28 and ZL1 .
Safe to say, this is the ultimate Camaro mash-up, something that a lot of enthusiasts will be looking into if Chevrolet decides to drop the ’concept’ label and send this car into production, even on a limited basis.
Not taking any shortcuts on giving the Garage Camaro Concept the modifications it deserves, Chevrolet Accessories added a host of new aero components on the muscle car. These components are highlighted by RS headlamps and taillights, a new rear spoiler and grille, blacked-out mirrors, a new rear diffuser, and, of course, a set of satin-black, 10-spoke Track Pack wheels.
There are also a number of "Chevrolet Performance" graphics on the muscle car, particularly on the windshield header and rockers, ensuring that the concept’s characteristics are remembered by those who see it.
In addition to the aesthetic and aero upgrades, Chevy also spent a lot of time tweaking the Camaro Garage Concept’s performance credentials, using components sourced from the ZL1 and the Z/28 parts pins. The short-throw shifter and the brake system were taken from the former. The latter’s parts are well-represented too, including: “Shorty” exhaust headers, a 2.75-inch exhaust system, front ride/handling links, rear upper control arms, stabilizer bars, a Helical differential with an internal cooling system, brake ducts and racing-derived DSSV (Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve) dampers.
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Chevrolet unveiled the Camaro ZL1 — the most powerful and aggressive Camaro in the lineup — at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show .
The Camaro ZL1 is powered by a LSA 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine that delivers a total of 580 ponies at 6,000 rpm and 556 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm. The muscle car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with an automatic gearbox and can reach a top speed of 184 mph.
The Camaro ZL1 is priced from $60,445.
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Chevrolet Performance Garage Camaro
Serious performance enthusiasts will appreciate the combination of Chevrolet Performance parts and Chevrolet Accessories used to create the Garage Camaro concept, which is based on the production Camaro SS. It’s a track-oriented car, incorporating performance and suspension components from the all-new Z/28 – and a few from the ZL1.
The exterior is enhanced with a ground effects package, Chevrolet Accessories rear spoiler and grille, RS headlamps and taillamps, blacked-out mirrors and rear diffuser, and Chevrolet Accessories satin-black 10-spoke Track Pack wheels. “Chevrolet Performance” graphics adorn the rockers and windshield header.
Brakes and a short-throw shifter from the Camaro ZL1 come straight out of the Chevrolet Performance catalog and are available through Chevrolet dealers, while the following Z/28 parts are being evaluated by Chevrolet Performance for future release:
- “Shorty” exhaust headers and 2.75-inch exhaust system
- Front ride/handling links
- Rear upper control arms
- Stabilizer bars
- Helical differential with internal cooling system
- Brake ducts
- Racing-derived DSSV® (Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve) dampers