Time for more performance.
Chevrolet has been expanding their lineup of performance cars for the past few years to inject some adrenaline into their range and give drivers even more power than ever before. For the 2015 model-year, Chevrolet has a whopping 14 different performance car models, of which nine are in the Camaro family. For the Camaro lineup, at least 323 horsepower will be reaching both of those rear Camaro wheels or up to an incredible 625 ponies.
“Chevrolet has been America’s best-selling performance brand for four consecutive years, due in part to the breadth of our lineup,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development. “For 2015, we will have the best range in our history, offering a performance car for virtually every enthusiast, from the 30-mpg Camaro LS and the COPO Camaro drag car to the 625-horsepower Corvette Z06 Convertible supercar.”
For the 2015 model-year, the Camaro family has quite the range of performance models. Almost any driver can be satisfied with the muscle car’s performance offerings whether it’s for everyday driving, drag racing, or track driving. Chevrolet ensures that those rear Camaro wheels will be put to good use.
The basic model will be the standard V-6 powered Camaro model that boasts an impressive 323 horsepower from its naturally-aspirated engine. That power comes with superb efficiency as the 2LS Coupe variant is capable of achieving 30 mpg on the highway according to EPA estimates. This performance also comes at a bargain, with the MSRP starting at $23,555.
Turning things up a notch is the V-8 powered SS model variant. Here, the 6.2-liter V-8 engine sends a total of 426 horsepower to each of the rear Camaro wheels, allowing for a 0-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds.
The next hottest flavor is the 1LE variant. The 1LE was designed to work hard on the race track and features new Camaro wheels, special gearing, suspension tweaks, and tires that allow it to achieve 1.0G of lateral acceleration on corners. For $37,350 MSRP, customers can get the 1LE in the standard SS and coupe form.
Then there is the Camaro ZL1. The supercharged 6.2-liter in the coupe or convertible spits out a whopping 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft. of torque to make it the most powerful Camaro model ever built by Chevrolet. The muscle car also comes standard with Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management (Coupe only) to allow for even better performance.
Easily the top dog in the Camaro family is the legendary Z/28. This model is the best purpose-built track day star in the model family and was even able to set a lap time of 7:37 around the Nürburgring. The Z/28 comes with all sorts of special motorsport-inspired downforce-inducing bodywork, suspension modifications, Camaro wheels, and more to help it achieve 1.08 G of lateral grip.
The final model offered in the Camaro family is the COPO Camaro. Limited to just 69 units, the hand-built racecars are designed for the drag strip and feature all sorts of safety features along with a very lightweight design. Three engines are offered ranging from the 350-cubic inch V-8 with 325 horsepower, a 396-cubic inch V-8 with 375 horsepower, and the range-topping 427-cubic inch V-8 with 425 horsepower. These engines make the COPO Camaro the quickest and fastest Camaro in the lineup.