Chevrolet had some fun with the Camaro at SEMA. Come see what they did to their muscle car!
The Chevrolet Camaro has a big, cult-like following for die-hard General Motors and muscle car enthusiasts around the globe. It’s newly facelifted Camaro model continues to tap into that market and will look to surpass the 60,000 annual sales of the sports car. At the recent 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, General Motors gave current and future Camaro owners a range of goodies to make their sports car even more exciting and special with a range of new accessories on the V-8 Concept. The show car featured everything from new exterior styling and Camaro rims to power upgrades under the hood and even interior accessories to engage the driver even more.
The new Chevrolet Performance Camaro V-8 Concept at SEMA was downright exciting. The exterior featured a wide variety of upgrades that will make any model even more special from the new Camaro rims to the blacked-out badging. A full ground effects package and rear spoiler help to visually lower the muscle car while also improving downforce and aerodynamics. A body-colored hood louver and body-colored stripe on the hood hint at the power that lies beneath. Special blacked-out badges, mirror and rear diffuser match the black front grille. Also coming in black are new Camaro rims at the front and rear with special 45th Anniversary design that harkens back to the original. The finishing touches are RS headlights and taillights along with Chevrolet Performance rocker panel decals and windshield header.
Under the hood of the muscle car sits two different kinds of 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V-8 engines depending on the choice of transmission. The V-8 Concept doesn’t discriminate as all of the featured upgrades are available for either engines to ensure those rear Camaro rims spin with ease. The Chevrolet Performance Camaro V-8 Concept show car featured a 2.75-inch exhaust system, shorty exhaust headers, and a ZL1 short-throw shifter.
In order to keep those Camaro wheels planted on the ground, the Chevrolet team installed a number of chassis modifications from their ZL1 and Z/28 variants. A new ZL1 big brake kit is hidden by the new Camaro rims and ensures things come to a halt quickly while front ride link, rear upper control arms, DSSV dampers, brake ducts, stabilizer bars, and Helical differential with internal cooling system are borrowed from the Z/28.
Inside, the Chevrolet Performance Camaro V-8 Concept featured a number of driver-focused upgrades. The front passengers can be held by RECARO Performance seats with Mojave stitching as new Chevrolet Performance arm rests, door sills, foot pedals, floor mats, and ambient lights decorate the cabin with optional Mojave stitching. Soft touch black bezels give instruments a higher-end feel along with a new instrument panel decal and sill plate for the driver.