The 2018 Chevy Camaro Lineup Dazzles Across the Board

2018 Chevrolet Camaro LineupThe 2018 Chevy Camaro lineup reveals the next generation of greatness for an American auto legend. The Camaro has been a favorite of sports car enthusiasts around the world, and Chevy’s latest lineup doesn’t disappoint. In fact, the latest models are even lighter and more athletic than ever before! Peruse the Chevy Camaro inventory at Bowman Chevy to get a glimpse of the stunning designs, and then visit our dealership to get behind the wheel in the model of your choice!

Models and Prices

The 2018 Chevy Camaro consists of six different trim levels, each offering coupe and convertible body styles. From the sleek 1LS to the sporty ZL1, any driver can find a Camaro that makes their heart race! Choose from the following trims:

  • 1LS (starting MSRP of $26,900)
  • 1LT (starting MSRP of $27,695)
  • 2LT (starting MSRP of $31,495)
  • 1SS (starting MSRP of $37,995)
  • 2SS (starting MSRP of $42,995)
  • ZL1 (starting MSRP of $62,495)

Highlights

No matter which model you select, you’ll be blown away by the power and handling of the gorgeous 2018 Chevy Camaro. On the first three trims, the standard 2.0L turbo SIDI engine delivers a joyous 275 hp, and the optional 3.6L V6 zooms with 335 hp. But as you explore the top three trims, you’ll notice an even stronger surge of horsepower. The 1SS has a 6.2L V8 engine with an adrenaline-pumping 455 hp, while the ZL1’s incredible 6.2L supercharged V8 produces 650 hp with Magnetic Ride Control to improve handling.

While the power is undeniable, the 2018 Chevy Camaro lineup also has tons of state-of-the-art features available to make your drive even more memorable:

  • Head-Up Display
  • Bose Premium Audio System
  • Wireless Phone Charging
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Voice-Recognition Technology

Experience the Newest Camaro at Bowman Chevy

The entire 2018 Chevy Camaro lineup is ready to explore at Bowman Chevy, so treat yourself to a test drive in the model of your choice! Our Chevy experts would be happy to find just the right sports car to make your dreams come true. Contact us with any questions, and we’ll get back to you promptly. We also welcome you to visit our dealership in Clarkston at your convenience!

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2017 Chevy Camaro

This year marks 50 years of the timeless, sleek, and stylish Chevrolet Camaro. This sixth-generation vehicle has the perfect proportions and eye-catching profile to match its exquisite interior and powerful engine. 2017-chevrolet-camaro-1le-homepage

Our Camaros are almost completely customizable. First, pick your model. Choose from a multitude of models that all have distinct features. Chevrolet has done a fantastic job at making car shopping a great deal easier on you by giving you, the customer, many different options to best fit your needs. From a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to a supercharged V8, let us show you these differences and help you choose between fast and faster. The always pleasing Camaro also comes in both automatic and manual transmissions.

Not only does the Camaro have a stunning and high performance engine, its interior is also extremely high class. Chevrolet has done its best to make your driving experience one of comfort and ease. The Camaro has premium leather trimmed seats that can be ventilated and heated at your leisure, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel that makes your grip firmer and more comfortable. The simplicity of the rotating temperature control dials make the dashboard less cluttered and a lot sleeker.

The 2017 Camaro comes equipped with Chevrolet MyLink Radio and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to meet your listening needs. The gauge cluster in front of the driver is completely customizable with the information that you find most important. The Head-Up Display projects information right on to your windshield for better visibility – information includes vehicle speed, selected gear, g force, navigation, and more! Another cool, new feature on the 2017 Camaro is the Driver Mode Selector; this feature allows you to pick between four driving modes (Tour, Sport, Track, Snow/Ice) and your vehicle will tailor eight different attributes of itself to better fit your current driving needs. Your new Camaro will also have a fun feature called interior spectrum lighting where you can change the colors of your interior lighting that wraps around the radio, cup holders, and along the door trim. Choose from 24 different light colors!

Celebrate 50 years of innovation and perfection in a 2017 Camaro – come test drive one at Bowman Chevrolet today!

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Top 10 Moments in Chevrolet Performance History

In 2013, Chevrolet earned the title of the most successful name in professional motorsports in the United States, sweeping a total of 12 manufacturer’s, driver, and team championships in NASCAR, IndyCar and ALMS, GRAND-AM, and Pirelli World Challenge series.

Chevrolet will kick off the 2014 season with the debut of the all-new Corvette Racing C7.R at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new Corvette, wearing an updated “Jake” mascot, will make its competition debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 25-26.

To celebrate this significant year, here’s a look at the “Top 10 Moments” that contributed to the legacy of Chevrolet racing which dates all the way back to co-founder Louis Chevrolet’s passion for racing automobiles.


1955-SmallBlock

Chevrolet’s performance reputation was virtually non-existent in the early 1950s, but when the first of the brand’s legendary small-block V-8 engines appeared in the all-new 1955 models, perceptions quickly changed. Soon, word spread through the racing world that the new V-8 developed by Chevrolet’s Ed Cole and his engineers fairly bristled with performance potential.

The Chevrolet small-block V-8 was a racer’s dream. Light in weight and compact in size, it readily fit into diminutive engine bays. It was also powerful, inexpensive, durable, easy to maintain and openly available.


1958 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Chevrolet won its first Manufacturers’ Cup award in 1958. Further research indicates that drivers of Chevrolet cars took 25 of 51 races in the 1958 NASCAR Grand National Series beginning with the very first race of the season at Champion Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina by Rex White. Fireball Roberts led the way for Chevrolet with six victories. Bob Wellborn earned five more. Speedy Thompson had four and Buck Baker contributed three wins.


1956 Sebring

The 1956 Corvette established the two-seater as a performance machine and American icon. With a new body styling, bucket seats and a removable hardtop that was offered for the first time, the ‘56 was one of the most iconic Corvettes of all time.

Taking a risk, Zora Arkus-Duntov and Ed Cole sent four Corvettes to the Sebring 12-hour endurance race in 1956. While coming in 9th overall, their efforts had a monumental effect in not only establishing the Corvette as a racecar but also in establishing Chevrolet as a racing institution.


1961- Impala SS

The Super Sport name dates back to 1957 when it was first used on the Corvette SS racecar that debuted at the 12 Hours of Sebring. In 1961, Chevrolet offered its first production Super Sport option on the Impala. The package included Super Sport trim for the interior and exterior, chassis reinforcements, stronger springs and shocks, power brakes, spinner wheel covers and narrow-band whitewall tires. A number of mandatory options were necessary to order the SS Equipment option, not the least of which was the purchase of either a 348 cid or 409 cid big-block V-8 engine.


1963 Corvette Sting Ray

By 1962, the Chevy Corvette had earned global respect for its performance prowess and was on its way to becoming the favorite, if never official, car of America’s astronauts. Then came the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray. Based on a one-off sports racer penned by GM design chief Bill Mitchell, the Corvette Sting Ray “Split-Window” Coupe was quite possibly the most exciting production car America had yet experienced. Beyond its superbly tailored form, the Sting Ray had a new and effective independent rear suspension, offered extra-potent, fuel-injected small-block V8 power, and, best of all, was surprisingly affordable.


1968-CamaroZ28

Beginning in 1967, race driver Mark Donohue began piloting a Roger Penske-owned Chevrolet Camaro Z28 to much success in the SCCA Trans Am Series. He won three races that first year but his true dominance did not begin until 1968 when he won 10 of 13 races he entered. This record stood for 30 years.


1970-ChevelleSS

In 1970, GM first permitted engines larger than 400 cid in its intermediate-sized cars. One result was perhaps the most legendary of all Chevy Super Sports, the SS 454 Chevelle. The available 450-horsepower LS-6 big-block could launch the SS 454 to 100 mph in about 13 seconds.

The muscle car era peaked that same year, and leading the way to the summit was the SS 454 Chevelle. Chevrolet’s 454-cid big-block, the largest displacement production Chevy V-8 ever, was new for 1970.


1993 Indy Car Engine

The Chevrolet 265 cid V8 was built in collaboration with Ilmor in Great Britain. The engine made its debut at the 1986 Indianapolis 500 for Team Penske driver Al Unser. Its first IndyCar victory came in 1987 and a year later, it powered a car piloted by Rick Mears to victory at the Indianapolis 500. From 1987-1993, it powered 11 drivers to a total of 86 victories.


2009-Corvette-ZR1

In 2009, Chevrolet resurrected the ZR1 designation (sans hyphen) for a new supercharged Corvette model that surpassed the 1990-1995 ZR-1 in performance. The new ZR1 did more than reach 200 mph; it kept going to a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

The Corvette ZR1 also received the 638-horsepower LS9 engine making it the most powerful production-car engine ever built by GM.


2001 Corvette LeMans

Developed by General Motors in collaboration with Pratt & Miller, the C5-R was a purpose-built racecar based on the fifth generation Corvette that kicked off a modern era of racing. The Corvette Racing team first introduced the C5-R to the grand touring circuit in 1999. In 2001, the C5-R won the first of its three class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car’s successor, the C6-R based on the sixth generation Corvette, continued class dominance at Le Mans adding another four victories.

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: The Most Track-Capable Camaro Ever

First introduced in 1967, the Camaro Z/28, Chevy’s most iconic model in Camaro history, has returned for 2014. The all-new Z/28 features a full aerodynamics package that creates downforce, which helps make it the most track-capable offering in Camaro’s history by enhancing vehicle dynamics. This results in improved traction, braking, cornering speed and overall performance.

While most cars are inherently designed with lift at speed because of the focus on fuel economy, the Z/28 required us to find a way to manage the airflow over and around the vehicle to optimize the vehicle performance. We achieved it, by aerodynamically designing it for downforce, which generates a downward force on the vehicle as the air flows underneath, on the sides and over the top of the vehicle.

2014 Chevrolet CamaroThe Camaro Z/28 is solely focused on track performance and capability. It’s going to appeal to the person who wants to drive their car extremely quickly around a racetrack – and enthusiastically on winding roads.

The Z/28’s capability and performance inspires confidence through every section on the track, from the straightaway, to the curves. The downforce allows the vehicle to be driven with much more speed through every corner.

Every one of the Z/28’s exterior elements has a purpose of enhancing performance, and the way it manages airflow helps it stick to the track to make it fast and stable. In fact, the aerodynamic design helped the Camaro Z/28 log a lap on Germany’s legendary Nürburgring road course that was four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1’s, and beat published times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.

We’re all excited for the arrival of the Z/28, which along with the January 2014 debut of the 2015 Corvette Z06, will complete Chevy’s performance-car lineup. Other additions include the Corvette Stingray convertible and SS sedan.

Check out a few photos of the Z/28 in the gallery below, and be on the lookout for updates when the Z/28 arrives in dealerships next spring – just in time for the 2014 racing season!

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tom frolingTom Froling is the lead development engineer – Aerodynamics and has worked for General Motors for 30 years. Tom has aerodynamic development and integration experience on Corvette, Camaro, Advanced Electric and Hybrid ATW and Learning Vehicles, Race Cars, Land Speed Record Bonneville E85 Cobalt along with several other vehicle programs. Tom has accumulated nearly 10,000 hours in various wind tunnels, primarily at GM’s wind tunnel in Warren. Tom spent 25 years in the Air National Guard component of the Reserves as a fighter pilot and is a combat veteran.