The Chevy Camaro as we know it is reaching the end of the road. The current generation had nine years on the market and hundreds of thousands of buyers. But, after 2024, if you want a traditional Chevy Camaro, you’ll have to shop for used cars instead of new ones.
The Current 6th Generation
Chevy will continue to make the current generation Camaro until January of 2024. It’s available in a coup and soft-top convertible and is known for its athletic feel behind the wheel. The sixth-generation Camaro was the first to make Magnetic Ride Control available, and it saw the introduction of the 1LE track-focused package. The ZL1 and its 650-horsepower engine clocked the fastest time for any Camaro in history on the GM Milford Road Course at the Milford Proving Ground.
The Collector’s Edition
Camaro lovers have one last chance to celebrate their favorite performance car. Chevy is sending it out in style with a special limited production Collector’s Edition as part of the 2024 model lineup. This special edition will pay homage to the Camaro, so don’t be surprised if you see pieces of the past integrated into the package. It will be available on the RS and SS models and for a limited number of the ZL1 and will have ties to the first-generation Camaro’s original code name, Panther. Buyers who get this package can expect to see special badging on the Collector’s Edition models along with a reference to the commemorative edition somewhere inside.
What Else Is New for the 2024 Camaro?
Before the Camaro departs for good as a gas-powered muscle car, it will have one final run as a 2024 model. All trims and models will come with rear-wheel drive and have a six-speed manual transmission. The entry-level turbo four-cylinder engine will no longer be available, making the 3.6-liter V-6 the base powertrain. It puts out a healthy 335 horsepower, but this is just the beginning. You can bump up to the V-8, which is a 6.2-liter powerhouse that generates 455 horsepower, but if you want more, the ZL1 has a superpowered version that delivers 650 horsepower and will get you up to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
What’s Next for the Camaro Nameplate?
This is not the first time GM retired the Camaro nameplate. They first did it in 2002 but then brought it back with a completely redesigned model. They have hinted at an electric version of the Camaro, but nothing has been confirmed yet. The VP of Global Chevrolet had some encouraging news for those who are lamenting the end of the Camaro. He said that although they are not making any immediate announcements about a successor, it is not the end of the Camaro; it’s just the end of the Camaro as we know it today. So, for now, Camaro drivers who want a new model will have to grab one of the 2024 models before they’re gone or shop used cars and get a classic Camaro instead.
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