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CHEVROLET Camaro Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 22
First production year: 1967
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

2018 - Present

It’s no new that the Camaro was well appreciated over the years. For 2019, Chevrolet redesigned the Camaro and added even more technology and options to suit every customer’s needs. The major changes for 2019 were the redesigned front and rear ends, the new LED headlamps available for every model and a new hood. A new version was introduced, with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that dev...

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2018 - Present

GM took its gloves off and launched the Camaro ZL1 as a supercar beater; it was the big brawler that went on the street, picked up a fight with a Teutonic knight, and crushed him in four seconds or less. While the retro-design conquered American car buyers' hearts and money, the memories about forgotten muscle-cars started to be heard again. This time, the modern muscle-cars are not afra...

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  CHEVROLET Camaro ZL1 6.2L LT4 V8 10AT (650 HP)

  CHEVROLET Camaro ZL1 6.2L LT4 V8 6MT (650 HP)

2016 - 2018

The sixth generation of the Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in May 2015 at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, but the sales started later that year. It was introduced with three engine choices. The Camaro has its place in the American motoring culture. For some, it is a cult-car with its roots going back to the muscle-car era. For some decades, its name faded away until 2010 when the fifth generatio...

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  CHEVROLET Camaro 2.0L VVT 6MT (275 HP)

  CHEVROLET Camaro 2.0L VVT 8AT (275 HP)

  CHEVROLET Camaro 3.6L V6 VVT 6MT (335 HP)

  CHEVROLET Camaro 3.6L V6 VVT 8AT (335 HP)

  CHEVROLET Camaro 6.2L V8 SS VVT 6MT (455 HP)

  CHEVROLET Camaro 6.2L V8 SS VVT 8AT (455 HP)

2016 - 2018

The 2017 Camaro ZL1 wasn't a wolf in sheepskin but more like a cheetah under a wolf skin. It was a performance to match some supercars but it looked just like a coupe. In the world of pony-cars, the Camaro had its place and its retro-design was a hit from the moment it showed up on the market with its first generation in 2010. But the second generation with the ZL1 version was a true-bl...

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2013 - Present

The 2013 Z28 was the ultimate performance Camaro launched by Chevrolet on the market. It was a track-oriented vehicle. It was lighter, faster, and louder than any other Camaro on the market. Chevrolet had a long experience in building race-cars. It won so many races on so many categories that it is hard to say where are they more experienced. The return of the muscle car icons brought a grin ...

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2013 - 2016

Chevrolet introduced the restyled 2014 Camaro line at the 2013 New York Auto Show, featuring a revised exterior design that integrates high-performance aerodynamics for more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds. Compared to the previous model, the design represents a strong visual change front and rear, resulting in a wider, lower, more contemporary appearance. The front fascia feature...

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2012 - Present

The Camaro stormed the doors at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show with its highest performance version to that date, the ZL1. Chevrolet Camaro was trying hard to stay ahead of the pack with the fourth generation, but its success was limited. Then, the world financial crisis came along and ruined its chances to be revived. Fortunately, GM already planned the fifth sequel of the Camaro saga, and that ...

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2010 - 2013

GM decided to punch the Mustangs and the Challengers hard and introduced the SS version for the Camaro in 2010 and, from the quarter-mile times, it did. There was a new muscle-car war going between the Big-Three from Detroit. The Chevrolet design department did an excellent job by taking the classic '69 Camaro and transformed it into a new vehicle. The retro-style design worked well, and...

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2009 - 2013

Already at the fifth generation, the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro had a muscular, retro design. While the first Camaro was introduced back in 1967 as the Chevrolet’s response to the Ford Mustang, the same happened with the 2009 model. With the Mustang having great success, GM unveiled the concept Camaro to study the customer’s reactions and determine if it was time for a new series. 8 months afte...

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1997 - 2002

While the Camaro SS was the most feared version by its competitors, the Z28 was the underdog that ripped-off the heads of Mustang owners before they knew what hit them. Even though the Z28 was not the most potent in its lineup, it was just ten ponies shy of its Super Sport brother. In straight-line acceleration, that didn't matter that much. True, the SS was better on a road-course, but ...

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1997 - 2002

The 1997 Camaro SS was a bargain of its times when compared the price to the performances, and, unlike many American cars, it was good on handling as well. The SS badge was notorious in the mid-'60s when Chevrolet installed it on its most powerful versions such as the Chevelle, the Camaro or the Nova. It didn't use it only as a marketing tool. Those vehicles were powerful and specia...

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1997 - 2002

Chevrolet pulled out from its badge-bin the SS one and installed it on a car worth wearing it in 1997: the Camaro; and then added some open-top flavor. The Super-Sport (SS) badge was well known in the mid-'60s when Chevrolet applied it on the most powerful versions of its muscle-cars such as the Nova, the Camaro, or the Chevelle. And it wasn't just a decal on the bodywork. Serious t...

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1997 - 2002

The fourth generation of the Camaro was one of the most underappreciated cars on the market, even though it was an undercover Corvette. With an LT1 engine under the hood and subtle details, the Z28 was the car that could stun and embarrass a Mustang owner before it could spell its car's name. Moreover, it was available as a coupe for the hard-core drivers or as a convertible for those wh...

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1993 - 2002

The Camaro's fourth-generation might be one of the most underappreciated generations from its entire nameplate existence. Nevertheless, it was a daily pony car. General Motors didn't want to lose the market share and hoped that a new Camaro would keep customers coming into Chevrolet's showrooms. It didn't work that well, but the car was better than most of its detractors p...

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1982 - 1992

While the Corvette stole all the attention for its performance figures, the Camaro was the unsung hero that could offer similar performances, with the right engine in it. GM introduced the third generation of the Camaro in 1982 to answer Ford's Mustang introduced just a few years earlier. The oil crisis was still alive in customers' minds, and the fear for another one was still pres...

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1977 - 1981

Chevrolet offered the Z28 package on the first-generation Camaro Z28 to compete in the SCCA Trans-Am Series. In 1977, the American carmaker revived that badge for the second generation. The Camaro was one of the most famous muscle-cars. After the CAFE rules and the first oil crisis started, that era ended. But the nameplate survived on the market as an affordable sports car. The second genera...

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1974 - 1977

By 1974 the oil crisis and the insurance premium cut through the muscle-car customers, and the carmakers had to adapt. The Z28 Camaro was one of the smartest ways to do it. Chevrolet introduced the second generation of the Camaro in 1970. It changed its category from muscle car to pony car, competing mainly against the Mustang and the Dodge Challenger, the latter being discontinued in 1974. G...

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1971 - 1972

The muscle-car era was close to its end, and General Motors knew it, but it still didn't want to give up and produced a few models that could still shred their tires on the drag-strips, and not only there. After introducing the second generation of the Camaro, it understood that it had to make its nameplate live a the same heights as its predecessor. Thus, it was almost mandatory to offe...

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1967 - 1968

The Camaro L30 was the original sleeper vehicle among its brothers, featuring similar, if not higher, performances, while its exterior didn't show it with special badges or flashy designs. In 1967, Chevrolet introduced a unique version for the Camaro, the L30. While it resembled its SS cousin, it didn't sport any specific badge, but since it featured similar exterior packages, they we...

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1967 - 1969

In September 1966, Chevrolet introduced the Camaro lineup in its dealership network. All of a sudden, the Mustang was not alone on the market: its contender arrived. The battle between the Camaro and the Mustang was one of the most beautiful stories from American motoring history. Ford raised the bar in 1964, and Chevrolet answered two years later with a pony/muscle-car that didn't need ...

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1967 - 1970

The Muscle Car Era was at its peak when Chevrolet introduced the first-gen Camaro. It was built to fight against the Mustang, a battle that continued throughout generations. It was clear from the start that the closed versions were preferred for drag-racing and to be modified. But for joy-ride, the Camaro Convertible SS was the one who got the aces. With its hideaway headlights and the chr...

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