Few production cars can match the supercahrged ZL1’s incredible performance.
The Camaro interior’s balance of heritage and contemporary features provides a fun and comfortable environment for up to four.
The front-end appearance on LS, LT, SS and Z/28 models introduced in 2014 conveys a sleek appearance, with a decidedly serious attitude. SS models are distinguished by a vent-style hood inspired by the ZL1.
The rear fascia on all models features diffuser styling and exhaust outlet, along with one-piece taillights. The RS package feature taillights with light-emitting diode lighting elements.
The RS package is available on LT and SS, featuring unique grille and separate fog lamps from the daytime running lamps. It also includes 20-inch flangeless aluminium wheels, a rear spoiler on LT coupe (spoiler is standard on SS and all convertible models), high-intensity discharge headlamps and a body-colour “shark fin” antenna.
The Camaro convertible brings top-down driving fun and style to LT and SS models. And because the architecture for the fifth-generation Camaro was designed to accommodate a convertible model, it gives the cars coupe-like driving dynamics. Four strategic reinforcements enhance the already-stiff body structure to quell the cowl and steering wheel shake common in convertibles.
All convertible models feature a standard rear vision camera system. It is also standard on 2LT and 2SS coupes and available on 1LT and 1SS coupes with the Rear Vision package, along with rear park assist.
Eighteen-inch aluminium wheels are standard on LS and 1LT models. Nineteen-inch aluminium wheels are standard on 2LT. Twenty-inch wheels are standard on SS and available on LT models. The 1LE Performance Package includes specific, wider 20-inch wheels.
INTERIOR DESIGN AND FEATURES
The Camaro interior’s balance of heritage and contemporary features provides a fun and comfortable environment for up to four. An ambient lighting package on 2LT and 2SS trims gives the interior a special glow with LED light pipe technology.
Driver and passenger seats feature six-way adjustable settings (fore/aft, up/down and tilt), with power recline front seats that are standard on LT and SS models. Heated, leather-trimmed seats are part of the 2LT and 2SS trim packages. Recaro front seats are available on SS coupe, providing an extra measure of support for performance driving.
Additional comfort and convenience include power windows with express up/down, an auxiliary gauge panel in the centre console – standard in 2LT and 2SS – and a ZL1-inspired shift knob for all manual transmissions. A leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel is standard on LT and SS. The driver information centre features a full-colour display on 2LT and 2SS models.
A head-up display, which projects key instrument, Turn-by-Turn navigation and audio system details on the windshield, is part of the 2LT and 2SS trim packages. Complementing the new MyLink infotainment system is a six-speaker sound system on LS, 1LT and 1SS. A 245-watt, Boston Acoustic nine-speaker sound system is standard on 2LT and 2SS – and available on 1LT and 1SS.
Standard in LS and LT models is the LFX-code 3.6L V6, producing 241kw (323hp).
Two 6.2L V8 engines are offered in the Camaro SS, including the L99 on automatic-equipped vehicles and the LS3 on manual-equipped models. Power output for the L99 is 298kw (400hp) at 5,900 rpm and torque is 556nm (410lb-ft) at 4,300 rpm. The LS3 develops 318kw (426hp) and 569nm (420lb-ft). All Camaro models can be equipped with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with TapShift.
A dual-mode exhaust system is available on Camaro SS models with the six-speed manual transmission.
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
Camaro features fully independent front and rear suspension. Four suspension packages are offered: FE2 sport on LS and LT models; FE3 on SS Convertible models, FE4 performance on SS Coupe models and the FE6 with the 1LE Performance Package.
Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on all models – including Brembo four-piston calipers on SS – with hydraulic brake assist. StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all models. Competitive/sport mode on SS models enhances on-track performance and Performance Launch Control on SS models with the manual transmission optimises hard-acceleration launches for quicker, more consistent performance.
An electric power steering system originally developed for the ZL1 is standard on SS. This variable ratio, variable effort system provides light efforts for easy maneuverability at parking-lot speeds as well as increased resistance at higher speeds, providing more feedback and a more direct steering feel.
The 1LE package is offered on 1SS and 2SS coupe models with an exclusive Tremec TR6060-MM6 six-speed manual. Paired with a 3.91 final-drive ratio, the close-ratio gearing of the transmission is tuned for road-racing performance. As with the ZL1, the 1LE transmission features a standard air-to-liquid cooling system for track use.
The 1LE also features exclusive, monotube rear dampers instead of the twin-tube dampers on SS models, providing optimal body-motion control while preserving much of the ride quality and wheel-motion control of the Camaro SS.
Other changes to optimise the 1LE for track-day use include:Larger, 27-mm solid front stabilizer bar, and 28-mm solid rear stabilizer bar for improved body control Strut tower brace for improved steering feel and response ZL1-based 20 x 10-inch front and 20 x 11-inch rear aluminium wheels285/35ZR20 Goodyear Eagle Supercar G:2 tyres front and rear (identical to the front tyres for ZL1)ZL1 wheel bearings, toe links and rear shock mounts for improved on-track performanceZL1 high-capacity fuel pump and additional fuel pickups for improved fuel delivery during high-load cornering.
Visually, the 1LE package is distinguished by its matte black hood, front splitter and rear spoiler – as well as the 10-spoke ZL1-based wheels, which are finished in black. The functional front splitter and rear spoiler contribute to the car’s on-track performance by helping to reduce aerodynamic lift at high speeds.
Inside, the 1LE package incorporates the ZL1’s flat-bottom steering wheel, trimmed in sueded-microfiber and designed for easier heel-and-toe driving on the racetrack. The quick-acting, short-throw shifter from the ZL1 is also trimmed in sueded-microfiber.
The Camaro 1LE package was originally introduced in 1988, inspired by Camaro’s involvement in Pro-Am road racing.
Few production cars can match the ZL1’s performance, and all of its high-velocity achievements were conducted with a stock test vehicle wearing all the street-legal, factory-issued components – and no time-consuming equipment adjustments at the racetrack.
More than just power and raw numbers, the ZL1 features technologically advanced and highly developed chassis and suspension systems. They help it deliver balanced, track-ready handling and braking power to complement high engine output, and include third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.
The Camaro ZL1 is available in coupe and convertible models. Each wears a unique front fascia not shared with any other Camaro models. It was developed for the unique airflow requirements for engine cooling, brake cooling and aerodynamic downforce. ZL1 models also include high-intensity discharge headlamps, rear park assist, a rear-vision camera system, MyLink with a seven-inch-diagonal colour touch screen, a driver information centre with colour display and head-up display. Recaro performance bucket seats are available on the coupe, and models equipped with the automatic transmission include remote vehicle starting.
Supporting the dynamic track and street performance of the ZL1 is the LSA 6.2L supercharged engine, which is rated at 427kw (580) and 754nm (556lb-ft) of torque. The ZL1 is available with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Camaro ZL1 features an advanced track-capable braking system, developed in conjunction with Brembo. Large 14.6-inch (370 mm) two-piece front rotors have six-piston calipers; the 14.4-inch (365 mm) rear rotors have four-piston calipers. ZL1-specific 20-inch forged aluminium wheels, which are lighter than the 20-inch wheels used on the Camaro SS, are used with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tyres developed specifically for the ZL1.
Performance Traction Management (PTM) is standard on the Camaro ZL1 coupe. It integrates the exclusive third-generation magnetic ride control – with driver-selectable Tour and Sport modes – launch control, traction control, electronic stability control and electric power steering response to enhance performance.
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