2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Shock
Shockingly yellow!by Ciprian Florea, on
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro was just updated for the 2019 model year, now sporting a brand-new face that makes it more aggressive than ever. As it is always the case, Chevy began rolling out various upgrades and accessories for its popular coupe. With the 2018 SEMA Show just around the corner, Chevrolet created the Camaro Shock, an SS-based pony car that showcases a new exterior color and various accessories and concept parts.
Finished in Shock Yellow, hence the Camaro Shock name, this production-ready concept is packed with accessories and performance parts created by the same designers and engineers responsible for the Camaro itself, for seamless integration. While some are already available, other parts will hit the market later this year and in 2019. As usual, you can shop online for the parts on Chevrolet’s website and choose to have them delivered either at home or at a dealer delivery. You can also choose to install them yourself or have them fitted by professionals at a Chevy dealership. Let’s see what’s new.
Continue reading to learn more about the Chevrolet Camaro SS Shock.
2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS Shock
What makes the Chevrolet Camaro SS Shock special
- Shock Yellow paint
- New ground effects
- Black spoiler
- Concept hood graphics
- Concept front grille
- Carbon-fiber insert on the fuel cap
- Recaro sports seats
- Cold-air intake upgrade
- Brembo brakes
- 1LE suspension upgrade
- Standard engine
Much like most cars Chevy usually brings to Sema, the Camaro Shock is pretty much a production model with some add-ons. Most of them enhance the coupe’s looks, but some also improve aerodynamics. Chevy didn’t provide any info outside the fact that the Shock is equipped with "second-generation ground effects," but we can spot the upgrades in the front splitter, side skirts, rear wing spoiler, and the diffuser. Nothing too fancy to talk about, but they should help make the Camaro SS a tad quicker when paired with other upgrades.
Moving onto the visuals, the new Shock Yellow color has the biggest impact.
A tribute to the high-impact colors of the late 1960s and 1970s, the bright yellow makes the Camaro stand out like a proper muscle car.
The subtle green tint in the paint makes it unique.
Shock Yellow joins four new colors in the Camaro palette, including Crush, Riverside Blue Metallic, Shadow Grey Metallic, and Satin Steel Grey Metallic.
Chevy used black elements to make the yellow paint stand out even more. The black wing spoiler isn’t something to write home about, but the concept graphics on the hood are definitely cool.
Placed on each side of the center bulge, they help make the SS' front fascia seem more aggressive.
Chevy also added a concept bowtie emblem on the upper grille and a fuel cap with exposed carbon-fiber insert.
The "concept" remains true to the standard Camaro SS inside the cabin, save for the Recaro performance seats. This is a cool addition to any car, but it’s a shame that Chevy didn’t put more effort into making the interior unique.
Under the shell, the Camaro Shock sports a cold-air induction upgrade kit that’s legal in all 50 states, while the front rims hide Brembo six-piston brakes.
The suspension was also upgraded with components from Camaro 1LE. The package includes revised dampers and stabilizer bars among others.
Based on the SS model, the Camaro Shock features the same 6.2-liter V-8 engine as the standard coupe. Although there are no upgrades whatsoever, it still packs quite a punch at 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. When paired with the new 10-speed automatic transmission, the Camaro SS needs only four seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start. It also runs the quarter-mile in an impressive 12.3 seconds at 116 mph. It’s anything but slow!
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