It’s November 3rd, and that means SEMA is bringing us the latest customized vehicles from a number of manufacturers. Chevy, for instance, brought more than 20 vehicles to showcase several accessories, including concepts and production pieces. Chevy’s major focus seems to be the Camaro. We’ve already seen the Chevy Camaro Redline Series Concept, Chevy Camaro SS Red Accent Package Concept, and the Chevy Camaro SS Black Accent Package, but that’s not all Chevy brought to SEMA.

Today, Chevy unveiled four more Camaro concepts, each based on the sixth-generation Camaro that’s set to launch later this year. Some of these concepts display available performance packages, while others showcase custom paint and technology that will probably never make it onto the official options list. The Krypton is an example of the latter.

If you recall, back in May we reported that GM had trademarked the names “Krypton” and “Camaro Krypton.” At the time, the rumor was the names would be used on a special variation of Camaro that would be used in the Batman v Superman movie, but obviously, that was all speculation that proved to be false. Instead, Chevy held onto the names and designed a car that was based on the luminescent qualities of the noble gas krypton, which is used in fluorescent lights. So how does that relate to the Chevy Camaro Krypton Concept? Read more to find out.

Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Camaro Krypton Concept.

  • 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Krypton Concept
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    2015
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  • 0-60 time:
    4.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
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Exterior

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The exterior is where it all comes together for the Camaro Krypton Concept. The luminescent quality of krypton actually inspired the custom green hue that Chevy developed, aptly naming it “Krypton Green.” The car is painted two-tone, with midnight-black along the front fascia, hood, and below the door windows. Krypton Green accents the raised area on the hood and below the headlights. The rest of the car is finished in Krypton Green, which actually looks like it flows from the front wheels and into the sides and rear of the car.

The car is painted two-tone, with midnight-black along the front fascia, hood, and below the door windows.

Along the fender and door are a number of Chevy Bowties, but these aren’t your everyday Chevy emblems. These bowties are made from luminescent paint and actually glow when activated. Adding to the effect, the green accents under the headlights and the outlines around the front and rear Bowtie emblems also glow.

Aside from this special paint finish, the car is equipped with the available RS package, which includes HID headlamps (with a custom green trim,) darkened taillights, 20-inch, five-spoke wheels, glossy black upper and lower grilles in the front fascia, and a fin on the rear deck lid. To give the car a sportier look, Chevy also equipped it with an available performance lowering kit and custom painted exhaust tips.

Interior

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So far, we have yet to see any details of the Krypton Concept’s interior, but the cabin design of the standard 2016 model doesn’t leave much room for improvement. I suspect the interior lighting is set to green, while the door panel and seat inserts use green upholstery. If Chevy went all out, I would also expect to see a green glow from inside the vents, and even green backlighting for the instrument cluster and switchgear. To add to the effect of the spectrum lighting on the center console, cluster, and doors, I think there would be additional green lighting under the dash and seats.

Drivetrain

Judging by the body style of the exterior, and in particular the smaller fog light inserts along the upper and lower grilles, the concept is based on the 1LT or 2LT trim level. That being said, the car likely has either the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine or the 3.6-liter V-6. If it has the turbocharged engine, it puts out 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.6-liter puts out 335 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. We do know the car received the available dual-mode exhaust system, which gives it a better sound and adds at least a few ponies to the official numbers. I would also expect to see some green illumination under the hood, or at least a Krypton Green painted engine cover.

Conclusion

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Altogether, I think this is a concept that works well. It’s not too outlandish, but it does have some features I didn’t expect to see on a concept. We’ve all seen the YouTube videos of cars out there with electronically stimulated paint that changes color on demand, so it is nice to finally see manufacturers take a step towards that. It may only be a matter of time before color choice doesn’t matter when it comes to purchasing a new car. The Krypton Concept isn’t extreme, but it ties together the RS package with a few custom modifications that could be replicated in the aftermarket, if you wanted them. Well done, Chevy. You’ve put together a nice booth at SEMA with some very nice concepts.

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    • * Few engine upgrades
    • * No interior modifications
    • * Krypton Green not available as a paint option.... yet

Press Release

Krypton is one of the six nobles gases and is used to help illuminate fluorescent lights. When combined with other gases, it can create a greenish-yellow luminous lighting effect similar to neon.

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That luminescent quality was the inspiration behind the Camaro Krypton concept’s exterior color. The fluorescent green primary color is officially called Krypton Green and is a custom hue developed exclusively for this Gen Six SEMA concept.

Camaro Krypton features an electroluminescent paint technology. With the flip of a switch, the dynamic design comes alive with illuminated bowties on the body sides.

The concept also features the available RS package, which includes 20-inch wheels, high-intensity discharge headlamps custom-trimmed in green, darkened taillamps, unique upper and lower grilles and a rear spoiler. Additionally, this custom Camaro strikes a sportier stance with the new Chevrolet Performance lowering kit and sounds strong with the available dual-mode exhaust – with custom-painted exhaust tips.

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