Chevrolet Camaro Production Officially Ends

Chevrolet has killed off the Camaro for the second time without a clear successor in sight, and the automaker has yet to provide any images of the last Camaro.

By Divyam Dubey | on December 18, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Chevrolet Camaro has officially reached the end of its lifespan. In Lansing, Michigan, earlier this week, the production run of the final model, which was a ZL1 1LE fitted with a manual gearbox, came to an end.  The Camaro has experienced pauses in the past, most notably the one that followed the termination of the fourth-generation vehicle in 2002. There followed a seven-year hiatus for the cherished pony car, which was much anticipated by fans. General Motors (GM) has promised Camaro fans that the story is far from finished, but how long this present hiatus will go is anyone's guess. 

Nothing is known about the Camaro's future, especially when it comes to a possible seventh-generation vehicle. A new version, if and when it comes to fruition, is expected to be battery-powered and operate on an Ultium platform. 

There have been rumours regarding the Camaro's future before Chevrolet said in March that it will be retiring the model after the 2024 model year. As a parting gift, Chevrolet debuted the Collector's Edition, which included 350 ZL1s painted in Panther Black Matte and adorned with a serialised insignia for the steering wheel. The famous car was given a fitting farewell with Panther Black Metallic Tintcoat paint on other trim levels, which was embellished with slick black stripes.

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About Chevrolet Camaro 

When the Camaro was first introduced, it was Chevrolet's way of going head-to-head with the Mustang, their attempt to best Ford's muscle car offering. A classic American muscle car, the Chevrolet Camaro has a modern look that exudes an air of assured historical charm. The classic sports car profile is on full display here, with its long nose, low roof, high beltline, and powerful back haunches.

Chevrolet Camaro NASCAR Le Mans

Working together, NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet, IMSA, and Goodyear wrote a significant chapter in the Camaro's history. In honour of the 100th anniversary of the esteemed sportscar race, the collaboration led to the adaptation of the Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for endurance racing. The driver lineup was adorned with legendary figures like Jimmie Johnson, Jenson Button, and Mike Rockenfeller. Jordan Taylor, a four-time IMSA champion, served as the team's coach. The Camaro outperformed GT-class cars in international competitions under the tutelage of crew chief Greg Ives and VP of competition Chad Knaus of Hendrick Motorsports. After 285 laps over the 13.62km Circuit de la Sarthe, it finished the race in 39th place out of 62 cars.

Engine options for the Camaro LT were a 3.6-litre V-6 that produced 335bhp and 385Nm of torque. In a close second comes the Camaro SS, which features a powerful 6.2-litre V-8 engine that produces 455bhp and 616Nm of torque. The top-tier Camaro ZL1 model has a 6.2-litre V8 supercharger that generates an astounding 650bhp and 881Nm of torque.

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Even if the Camaro is going away, fans still have hope. The announcement of the model's retirement was made by Scott Bell, Chevrolet's global vice president. He emphasised that, although no immediate successor is being presented today, the end of the Camaro's narrative is far from final. Although things have taken a brief breather at the moment, the Camaro story is poised for a much-anticipated return.


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