When we started Muscle Cars & Trucks, we did not do this to report on upcoming muscle car deaths. Or trucks. Or SUVs. Yet we seem to be the first to do so. The Chevrolet Camaro, for example. We reported in the summer of 2019 that the seventh-gen Camaro’s initial plans were sloppy, with time revealing that an electric sedan would replace it beyond 2024. But until then, there’s still some news.
YouTube channel Lethal Garage reports that GM is planning to launch a 2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 “Heritage Edition”. So we looked at it, and it is indeed true. And in the process, we learned a few more details. Mainly, the image teased by GM Design earlier this week isn’t it. And we’re here to tell you that no one should expect any major design updates from the Camaro until its sunset in 2023, which is the 2024 model year. That further confirms our suspicions. that the teaser image was the sixth-generation Camaro Z / 28 that never happened. However, we’ve also learned that this upcoming 2024 Camaro Special Edition will be expanding beyond the ZL1.
Chevrolet Camaro 2024 Collector’s Special Edition: Details
Here’s what’s going to happen: The Chevrolet Camaro 2024 will offer what is tentatively dubbed a “Collector’s Edition” package, and it will be the last shipment to the sixth-generation model and the Camaro nameplate for the foreseeable future. Naturally, that means a unique badge, accents, bodywork, and a few stripes. This pack will be limited to just 2,000 units and will be available on LT, SS and ZL1 models. They will represent the last 2,000 units of Camaro production, marking a sort of finale. The price is unknown at the moment.
Other reports have alleged that the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will get a power upgrade for its 650-horsepower LT4 V8 engine to match that of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, which has 668 horsepower. Lethal Garage hears 670 horsepower, which would be a symbolic tribute to the 67 model year – the year that started it all. For that to happen, the Camaro would have to go through a whole cycle of emissions validation. We don’t know if this actually happens, but we’ve already discussed why pairing the power of the Blackwing Cadillac CT5-V would make sense from a manufacturing simplicity standpoint, given that both vehicles are built. under the same roof.
The same reports claim that the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 could get the latest generation of magnetic suspension control enjoyed by the CT5-V Blackwing. But from what we know about the MR 4.0, it’s much more than just replacing the shocks, and it probably doesn’t fit the tight budget the Camaro team has to work with to make it happen.
One more thing: the Chevrolet Camaro Collector’s Edition 2024 will only be available in yellow. Just yellow. That’s it. Yellow. Likely in homage to the Transformers Bumblebee Camaro, which helped blow the fifth-generation model onto the scene in 2010.
There will be more new, sixth-gen Camaros to share before GM’s beloved muscle car leaves at sunset, so be sure to read MC&T every day so you don’t miss a report.