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The Chevy Camaro seems to be nearing its end. As automakers vie for the spotlight, transitions toward electric vehicles have been increasingly common. General Motors (GM) recently announced its goal to transition to electric vehicles by 2035. This spells uncertainty for the gas-fueled Camaro as GM has stated that it wants to rid itself of its gas and diesel-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs by 2035. Aside from the question of feasibility, many have to wonder what will happen to vehicles like the Chevy Camaro.
Future of the Chevy Camaro
As GM looks toward producing electric vehicles, we have to wonder what will happen to the gas and diesel vehicles left over. Currently, the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro lacks a replacement. GM could hypothetically mount the Camaro on the rear-drive-based A2XX architecture used to underpin the Cadillac CT4 and CT5, but GM has made no mention of doing so. Thus, it seems the Camaro will meet its end in 2024.
Moving toward more optimistic news, the Camaro name may live on despite the high-performance muscle car fading away. With news of GM’s move toward electrification, the Camaro name may be used for a performance-oriented all-electric sedan. Transforming the iconic two-door into a four-door may seem unlikely, but given the current nature of the world, nearly anything can be made possible.
Could an All-Electric Sedan be on the Way?
GM has stated its plans for an all-electric sedan. Whether it will replace the Chevy Camaro is up for debate, but it does leave many wondering if it can compete in the EV sector. It is expected that an all-electric sedan successor will utilize GM’s Ultium battery tech. This should provide the electric sedan with a good range and high-end charging capabilities. As for performance, we can look toward innovative vehicles like the GMC Hummer EV, which is slated to come available with 1000 horsepower and a quick 0-60mph.
Many have deduced that the next generation of high-performance vehicles by Chevy stands to deliver. This applies to the rumored all-electric sedan which has many excited. It should be noted that the Chevrolet 2023 Corvette Z06 recently received an unveiling date scheduled for later in the Fall of 2021. We will have to see what Chevrolet decides to equip the sports car with and whether it will come electric. Depending on the specs and performance, a new-generation Camaro could also be likely later in the future.
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GM has not confirmed or denied the Camaro’s imminent expiration. Is Chevrolet thinking about killing the Camaro, again? Muscle Cars and Trucks suggests that might happen after 2023 when the current sixth-generation ‘Maro is slated to end its production.
The report states from “multiple sources” at General Motors said the next-generation Camaro program has no apparent future beyond 2023 as it’s suspended. The same sources are also saying that the nameplate will likely get shelved as well, which means no more Camaro in the pony car’s history for the second time. Motor1.com contacted GM to see what truth is behind the claim, and they received this official statement from them:
“While we will not engage in speculation, we will remind you of our recently announced updates coming to the Camaro lineup this fall. An all-new LT1 model will provide customers V8 power with the design and affordability of our LT trim. The award-winning SS model will feature a new front fascia from the Camaro Shock concept. All of our updates are customer-driven to improve the car, and it’s driving experience.”
That’s not a denial by any means, but it’s neither a final nail in Camaro’s coffin. If going strictly off sales, the future looks grim indeed; deliveries on the sixth-generation Camaro have fallen since its introduction in 2016, with just under 51,000 being sold in 2018. It’s the lowest sales year since Camaro’s revival in 2009, and sales through the first three months of 2019 are only slightly better.
To Chevrolet’s credit, the 2020 facelift brings a more traditional look to the front of the car back. There is no guarantee if sales will increase or decrease on the Camaro rebound for the 2020 model year and if it will sell with its fresh face. Muscle Cars and Trucks points out as well that the Camaro’s chassis is shared with the now-defunct CTS and Cadillac ATS.
That does not mean that the next generation of Camaro couldn’t be transitioned to another platform, but the report does highlight that various members from the Camaro team have stated that GM has spent time on other projects. Put it all together, and there is an excellent case supporting the cancellation claim. GM, for sure, will be watching Camaro – and Mustang – sales very carefully over the next 12 months.
Camaro Engine is Never Short on Power. The base engine for the Camaro is a 275-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, but there’s an upgrade to a 335-horsepower V6, a 455-horsepower V8, or a 650-horsepower supercharged V8 that buyers can purchase. Every engine available provides enough power for driving around town or on the highway and an eager acceleration, but the high-performance V8s deliver track-worthy muscle.
Camaro Gas Mileage: Paying a Premium Despite Decent Ratings. With its V6 engine, the Camaro gets 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The turbo-four driver receives the best ratings in the lineup, earning 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
While those are solid ratings for the class, they don’t translate to fuel savings because the four-cylinder engine requires premium gasoline. You’ll save about $150 per year on gas by getting the Camaro’s V6 over the turbo-four. Despite the latter’s superior mpg ratings.
Camaro Ride and Handling: Dynamic and Comfortable
The rear-wheel-drive Camaro has the handling chops to let you take full advantage of its powerful engines. It’s incredibly agile, and it also rides smoothly. The sharp steering and sturdy brakes are perfect for winding roads.
If there are any signs of life, there’s no reason to believe the automaker couldn’t push forward with a new plan. If, however, sales continue to underwhelm, there might be another way. We might well see Chevrolet’s warhorse put out to pasture yet again.
You can search the inventory of Chevy Camaro’s at Miami Lakes Automall. Make sure to stop by for a test drive and see if this model and make is the car for you.
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Calling all the gearheads out there, this one’s for you! The Chevy Camaro ZL1 goes from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and completes the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds. That is insanely fast! The Camaro ZL1 can take on the best dragsters at the drag strip, but it also handles and rides amazing as a daily driver. So, when it comes down to it, what makes the ZL1 be able to perform so well?
- Engine and Transmission – It is tough to beat the Camaro ZL1’s 650 horsepower/650 lb-ft of torque 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine. The powerful engine can be paired either with a six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter or a 10-speed automatic transmission with manual paddle shifters.
The new 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 packs so much power that even NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon loves it. In the words of Ricky Bobby’s father from the movie Talladega Nights “if you ain’t first, you’re last”, and you will never be anything but first in the new Camaro ZL1. Check out the details of the new Camaro ZL1, the Camaro ZL1 pace car and the newest Camaro ZL1 1LE below!
New 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1
The 2018 Camaro ZL1 killed it at the High Speed Oval in Papenburg, Germany. On the track the Camaro ZL1 reached a top speed of 202.3 mph and averaged 198 mph making the 2018 Camaro ZL1 the fastest and most capable Camaro ever!
So what gives it all of that power? Under the hood of the Camaro ZL1 that was tested at the track was a 650-horsepower LT4 6.2L direct-injected, supercharged V-8 engine paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle was also equipped with a magnetic ride control, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 summer only tires, and Brembo brakes with six-piston Monobloc front calipers and two-piece rotors.
- 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
- Quarter mile in 11.4 seconds at 127 mph
- 60-0 mph braking in 107 feet
In Miami, Chevrolet Camaros and Corvettes fit in quite well. Miami is fast and all about the looks, so a Chevy Camaro or Corvette is an excellent vehicle when cruising South Beach. Aside from beach cruising, if you live in Miami and drive a Chevy Camaro or Corvette, you can also test out your car’s horsepower and speed on the local tracks — have you been yet?
If you are looking for a good Miami Chevrolet dealership to purchase a hot and fast car or to find out a nearby track you can test your Chevy out, we have you covered at Miami Lakes Automall. Read below for track info and the Chevy Camaro and Corvette track times.
Where to test your Chevrolet in Miami
There are two local tracks within a short drive from Miami where Chevy Camaro and Chevy Corvette drivers can test their car and the speedways on certain days– Homestead Miami Speedway and Palm Beach International Speedway. You may not be able to get track times as a beginner driver and if you do you should consider it as your next profession. Regardless, it is cool to see how fast your car can really go on an open road.
Every Friday, the Homestead Miami Speedway hosts Fast Lane Friday, a legal drag racing event for car enthusiasts and street legal cars. At Fast Lance Friday, drivers can race their cars against other street-legal cars on the drag strip as many times as they would like throughout the night. Additionally, there are driving courses offered throughout the month where race professionals can teach you the ins and outs of getting the maximum performance from your car on the track. The Homestead Miami Speedway is located at 1 Speedway Blvd. in Homestead.
North of Homestead is the Palm Beach International Speedway and it also too offers car owners the opportunity to test their cars out on the track. The Palm Beach International Speedway has the Palm Beach Driving Club (PBDC), a members-only club offering weekly, year-round track programs to automotive enthusiasts exclusively at the track. The Palm Beach International Speedway is located at 17047 Beeline Hwy. in Jupiter.
Chevy Corvette and Camaro track times
The Chevy Corvette is one of the most-loved American performance cars. Unlike the Dodge Charger, Challenger and Chevy Camaro, the Corvette is a refined and sleek sports car. Two Corvette trims that are specifically designed for are the Corvette Stingray and Corvette Z06. (more…)
Here are some of the songs our employees thought of as they thought of these cars as songs:
Corvette Stingray: Forever Young by Bob Dylan
This car is classy, fast, and loved by many. If it could drive itself, it would most likely speed as fast as it could and just ride. This is a fun loving, confident, and carefree car.
Camaro: Life is a Highway by the Rascal Flatts
A Camaro is fast, fun, and has a long history of being a good looking car, but also had some not so great years. If a Camaro was a song, it would be an upbeat song about moving along and having a great time. (more…)
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