Chevrolet Camaro is a popular sports car developed by the corporation General Motors. The model was named after the French word “camarade”, which is translated as a “friend”. For the first time, the car was presented to the general review in 1966. Since that moment and to this day, it is considered the main youth car. The second generation Chevrolet Camaro was presented to the public in 1970, which, for the whole production time, 11 years, was the leader in terms of sales. Then there was the third generation – 1982, the fourth generation – 1993. Since 2002, the production of Chevrolet Camaro was frozen by General Motors. However, the fifth generation model was introduced to the public in 2009. Starting from 2015, the sixth generation model is being released, and we will talk about its modification, namely the Chevrolet Camaro 2017, in this article.
About the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro 2017
The new Chevrolet Camaro 2017 is more dynamic and modern. Chevrolet company’s engineers created the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro muscle car almost from scratch but tried not to lose the style and recognition of past generations. This is the sixth generation of the legendary car, which never ceases to amaze its fans and attract more and more new admirers.
This time, it’s not about using the basis of the previous generation to create a new generation. Now General Motors used a new platform. Of course, the manufacturer tried to convey the legendary image as much as possible, realizing it based on modern technologies and capabilities of the car industry. The result surpassed the expectations of many experts.
Four different engine options are available for the Camaro 2017, and reviewers say that the best option for buying depends on the budget and the power desired. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a 275-horsepower, which is provided in a cheaper LT model, is the most affordable one.
V6 at 335 hp is also available in LT. The SS version comes with an inflatable 6.2-liter V8 with 455-horsepower under the hood. The most powerful version ZL1 comes with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with a 650-horsepower.
The basic version consists of a six-speed manual transmission, and an eight-speed transmission is available in LT and SS, providing a fast, precise shift by steering switches on the steering wheel. ZL1 can be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission or a ten-speed automatic transmission.
A heavy body harms maneuverability – it was noted by drivers of the previous generation of the 2010-2015 Camaro. Engineers put the sixth generation on a diet, and this led to a weight loss of 100 kilograms. As a result, Chevrolet Camaro 2017 has become more nimble and has an excellent road grip when passing through the turns.
The dual exhaust is available in the V6 and V8 models. Other equipment includes a sports adaptive suspension Magnetic Ride Control (a system that quickly adjusts the suspension, depending on road conditions in order to improve steerability and ride quality).
The main feature of this car lies in the design of the exterior. The exterior of the Chevrolet Camaro 2017 is just fabulous. Due to the application of some unique solutions, the company’s designers have given the new car a truly brutal, very aggressive look. Camaro has a new bumper with a massive splitter, which has a large air intake, enlarged arches for the wheels, a powerful wing and a modernized hood cover. The sports car is mounted on a set of designer wheel disks of 20 inches, which are shrouded in low-profile rubber Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar. Chevrolet specially ordered this kind of tires from Goodyear. In general, the exterior of the updated version looks more attractive compared to the previous modification
The assessment of comfort for passengers inside the Camaro depends largely on where you are in the front or back seat. The testers say that the front seats are well maintained and comfortable enough for driving throughout the day. They are coated with fabric upholstery with heating and cooling in all version, except for 1LT and 1SS. Front visibility is very poor, and behind it is almost completely absent.
The interior is better than it was before – thoughtful trim double climate-control rings, analog sensors, and softer and nice to the touch materials in everything.
Infotainment system MyLink comes with a standard 7-inch touch screen or an additional 8-inch screen. Applications such as Pandora, Slacker, iHeartRadio, and Spotify are integrated into the car using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also features Bluetooth, satellite radio, and two USB ports. This system is easy to use, with a clear display that modernizes the exterior of the interior. If you ever lend your Camaro to another driver, the included system will give a detailed account of how quickly and how far he (she) drove.
Trim versions and prices
Trim versions and prices
The Camaro 2017 is available in three different trim versions:
Each comes with a different engine. LT and SS are additionally divided into two different levels: the base version designated as “1” and the premium “2” version.
The standard power unit based on the Camaro 1LT ($ 25,905 for the coupe, $ 31,905 for the convertible) features a 275-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 3.6-liter V6 with 335 horsepower is available in both LT models, with a six-speed manual transmission.
Other features include:
- six stereo speakers;
- satellite radio;
- infotainment system MyLink;
- Apple CarPlay;
- Android Auto;
- 7-inch touch screen;
- automatic climate control;
- electric adjustable front seats;
- rear view camera.
2LT ($ 30,405 coupe, $ 35,605 convertible) has the same engine as 1LT and adds:
- premium sound system Bose;
- 8-inch touchscreen;
- audio and telephone voice control management;
- heated and ventilated front seats;
- two-zone climate control.
The RS package can be added to any LT model for $ 1,950 and has a distinctive radiator grille, a rear spoiler, upgraded front and rear lights, and 20-inch wheels.
The SS coupe models start at $ 36,905 and have one engine option: a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8. Standard features include a six-speed manual transmission (with the option of replacing for an automatic eight-speed transmission) and an 8-inch touchscreen for infotainment. Interior options in 1SS are almost identical with 1LT. Similarly, for the 2LT and 2SS models. Prices for the 2SS model start at $ 41,905 for the coupe, the added functions include a wireless smartphone charging station, a display on the windshield, rear parking sensors, and blind spot monitor. The cabriolet version adds $ 6,000.
Both 2LT and 2SS models can be ordered in a sign of a 50-year release to celebrate Camaro’s golden anniversary. Highlights include marks identification, front splitter, orange brake calipers, gray metallic paint, upgraded brakes, and an RS package.
The ZL1 ($ 62,135 coupe / $ 69,135 cabriolet) is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with a 640-horsepower, paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission. A 10-speed automatic transmission is also available.
Other standard elements include:
- Recaro front sports seats;
- flat steering wheel made from suede;
- adaptive suspension;
- electronic self-locking differential;
- drive mode selector;
- two-mode exhaust.
The team of engineers emphasizes that the Camaro ZL1 of the new generation was tested for more than 100 hours in a wind tunnel. Thanks to this, the aerodynamic performance of the sports coupe has been improved to the maximum.
What conclusions can be drawn regarding the sixth generation of the Chevrolet Camaro? This is an excellent car with a huge history and promising future. Those who consider themselves real fans of cars should at least once in life drive behind the wheel of Camaro. After that, other cars will seem to you like toy ones.