Should Chevrolet Camaro SS Be Your Go-To Muscle Car For 2022?

The Chevrolet Camaro SS could be the best muscle car, you can currently buy. Here’s why

Together with Joe, from Raiti's Rides YouTube channel, we make a strong case for the 2022 Camaro SS

One of the most well-known muscle cars currently on sale could also be one of the most sensible purchases in 2022, if you are a car enthusiast. Here's why

This is probably going to be the last Chevrolet Camaro that would stay true to tradition

While production has been extended to 2026, this could be the last generation to have a V-8 and feature a traditional coupe design, as evidence suggests big changes on the way

Still a bargain

We love attainable performance and the Camaro SS still provides it. The cheapest SS has a starting price of under $38,000 and even this highly-optioned version costs $49,000. Not bad for a V-8 American muscle car that also happens to be a corner-carver

Old-school, pushrod V-8 that still gets the job done

The LT1 engine packs 455 hp and 455 lb/ft and is mated to a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic (like the one here). This allows for a 0-60 mph sprint in 3.9 to 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph for the coupe version

It can go around corners, and then some

The Camaro has come a long way and out of the muscle-car trio, it's the closest to a true sports car thanks to its sophisticated chassis, which allows it to compete with established sports cars, twice the price

Tons of grip and stopping power

As standard, the Camaro SS comes with 20-inch tires all-around - 245mm wide at the front and 275 at the rear. Massive Brembo brakes with 13.6-inch front ventilated discs and body-colored calipers are also standard on the SS

The optional aero-kit, which is well worth it

The optional body kit adds subtle ground effects, which increase downforce. They look like they are carbon-fiber, but in reality, they are simply finished in Carbon-flash metallic. It still looks cool, though

Nicely laid-out interior

While some materials leave something to be desired, most surfaces you are in contact with are nicely-finished in leather. Moreover, the driver-centric interior impresses with simplicity through minimalism

A small price to pay for performance

Because of the added chassis rigidity, the trunk opening and is quite small. So is the cargo area, itself, which is just 9.1 cubic feet. However, it's still practical enough for a sports car and the rear seats may serve as extra storage, if needed

The overall driving experience

This time Joe did not sceam as much as when he drove the Viper, but he praised the car's inputs and driving dynamics, which 9 out of 10 times are instant That's good enough for us

Swipe up for the full guide on this 2022 Chevy Camaro SS

Some would argue that its cornering capabilities, no longer make the Camaro SS a true muscle car, while others would see it as the logical progression. What do you think?