Chevrolet will have many Camaros and Corvettes at SEMA this year – including a full-size tribute to the “Custom Camaro” that was part of the original Hot Wheels 1:64-scale line in 1968. Chevrolet will showcase a number of concepts that reflect the wide range of personalization possibilities, inspiring owners to customize their own cars.
Camaro Red Zone Concept
Clothed in the 2012 model year Crystal Claret exterior color with black convertible tonneau cover, the Camaro Red Zone Concept is shod with 21×8.5-inch silver/polished-face wheels. The Silver heritage stripe runs sets the car in a class of its own. Body-color grille and convertible wind screen and Titanium leather interiors with Silver Ice accents, black soft instrument panel insert. and Chevrolet Accessories Silver Ice door and instrument panel inserts complete the garb. On the engineering front, suspension has been lowered using a kit by Pedders (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product). There’s also concept polished strut tower brace and lastly the Concept “RS” underhood liner.
Camaro 1LE Concept
Born in the Camaro’s third generation and refined further in the fourth generation as a road-racing performance package, the legendary 1LE option code designation returns to the Camaro as a concept intended to scorch road courses. While only a concept, it borrows production components from both the Camaro SS and forthcoming Camaro ZL1 to deliver a competition-ready package.
Painted in Victory Red, with flat black hood and what Chevy calls ‘hash mark extensions’ the Camaro 1LE Concept has Satin black splitter, rocker panels, rear spoiler and outside mirrors. There’s the Sport suspension featuring Magnetic Ride Control, Electric power steering, and a good old six-speed manual close-ratio transmission.
The wheels are lightweight 20×10-inch (front) and 20×11-inch (rear) wheels again in the satin black color. Brembo® six-piston front calipers, with two-piece front rotors, and four-piston rear calipers work hard to bring the car to a stop and Goodyear® Eagle F1 Supercar G asymmetrical tires lay down the rubber. Dual exhaust outlets with ZL1-style active exhaust and diffuser is another distinctive feature. The other highlights are
- Shock tower brace
- Chevrolet Accessories red engine cover
- Black leather interior with Light Stone stitching
- Graphite Silver door and instrument panel inserts
- ZL1 shifter with Light Stone stitching
- ZL1 flat-bottom steering wheel
- Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit
Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept
This concept incorporates all the technology and performance of the Camaro ZL1 – which goes on sale in 2012 – but with an added layer of carbon fiber.
Shown in this concept is Chevy’s new Ashen Gray exterior paint. Chevrolet Accessories exposed-weave carbon fiber “Mohawk” adorns the hood and Carbon fiber rear spoiler has what Chevrolet calls the stainless-steel wicker bill. More Carbon fiber inserts on the interior door and instrument panel.
The Carbon Concept has on its feet Lightweight 20×10-inch (front) and 20×11-inch (rear) wheels in satin black with machined faces. The Brembo® calipers are identical to that on the Camaro 1LE Concept. The Carbon Concept also has Magnetic Ride Control, and gorgeous dual exhaust outlets with active exhaust and diffuser.
Interiors reflect the sinister side of this Camaro with Jet Black leather interior with sueded microfiber seat inserts and Torch Red stitching. The flat-bottom steering wheel is trimmed in suede.
The Carbon also showcases the ZL1’s short-throw shifter with suede and carbon fiber-trimmed shift knob and the ZL1 pedals.