The reinvigorated after the economical crisis US car industry has born some kind of remarkable cars during its history. The made by GM Chevrolet Camaro SS is with good reason also represented in this category. Comparisons with the legendary Ford Mustang are not at all far-fetched, they are even a matter of intention.
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How unbroken the interest in the legendary pony cars is, proves the fact that it is currently seriously considered to give these very special automobile type, which fascinates since the mid-1960s, a renaissance. So let us be surprised.
A well-known representative of this vehicle type was and is the Chevrolet Camaro. The in fact offered only in the U.S. top model goes by the name Camaro SS (for Super Sport) and it is built by SLP, a tuner and refiner, who can be compared to the M-GmbH (BMW) or AMG (Mercedes-Benz).
It was more than fitting that the new 2014 Chevrolet SS got its first major outing at Daytona recently. The production model of the company’s latest muscle car may only have been on the infield this time but the first real-wheel drive performance sedan to be released by the company since 1996 is as exciting for some people as the high-octane racing on the oval, where the Nascar Sprint Cup version was making its debut.
Indeed, it was some debut for the Chevy SS – after the new production model paced the racecars at the start, Jimmie Johnson followed up by bringing his Nascar Super Sport over the line for victory in the main event.
The original ZL1 Camaro is one of the most coveted cars ever produced by General Motors. Its fire breathing aluminum 427 is truly the stuff of hot rodding legend. When Chevrolet announced that they would build a modernized version of that famed F-body on their new Zeta platform, enthusiasts across the nation immediately began spec’ing out their hopes for the car. By the time SEMA 2011 rolled around in November, it was clear that most major shops in North America had also spent the year dreaming and creating their own visions of what the hot new Camaro should be. While there was no shortage of F-bodies at SEMA that year, none took performance as seriously as this 2011 Camaro SS.
Built by Source Interlink Media, who you may know better as the parent company of magazines like Super Chevy, Hot Rod, Automobile and Motor Trend, plenty of BIG names were called in to help out. The list includes GM Performance Division, Thomson Automotive and Pedders Suspension just to name a few. After its SEMA debut, the car was taken to Lingenfelter Performance Engineering for a full shake down. The end result is a brand new Camaro packing over 800 fully streetable horsepower. There are few fifth generation Camaros that could touch this car in a quarter mile and absolutely zero with this kind of provenance. If you’ve been eyeing a new Camaro as an investment, they simply don’t get better than this. Click on Read more!
Today’s muscle car is this hot 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition. There aren’t many mods done to this vehicle, but it looks incredible. A real must have for every celebrity – when you need to ride in style, then this is your ride. Despite the fact there aren’t any horsepower performance improvements, it is very well customized Camaro with stock naturally aspirated 6.2L 376Cu. In. V8 OHV.
Take a look at the 26″ wheels – 26X9.5 Celebrity Edition 3 piece custom painted wheels with Toyo Proxes4 275/30ZR24 rears and 255/30ZR24 front tires. Suspension is replaced with Eibach lowering springs 1″ front 1.2″ rear. The other improvements are mainly aesthetic:
Painted all trim to match, smoked tails and side markers, Pioneer Avic-Z130BT am/fm/cd/dvd/navigation/Bluetooth with custom painted dash kit, rally grill, painted stripes, custom logos, embroidered SS logo’s in headrest, window tints. Basically, that’s everything you need to know about the tech stuff, but don’t miss the awesome photo shootout of this lovely celebrity muscle car – click on Read more!
DETROIT – The road-racing inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires that makes the model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration and a sub-three minute lap time at Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course. It is offered on Camaro SS coupes with manual transmissions.
“The Camaro 1LE combines the best elements of the SS and ZL1 to take road-racing performance to a whole new level,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “That the 1LE breaks the three-minute lap at VIR puts it in the upper echelon of performance cars. That it starts under $40,000 makes the Camaro 1LE one of the most affordable, most capable track-day cars offered by any manufacturer.”
In anticipation of consumers entering the 1LE in amateur-racing events, Chevrolet is pursuing SCCA approval of the 1LE package for Touring Class competition. Read more!
Have you ever seen a car burnout on slow motion? I bet you’ve seen, but what about a burnout shot with 1000 frames per second high quality camera? And in addition to that put some muscle car – Chevy Camaro SS! Join the two fearless human crash test dummy stunt drivers, Garrett Hammond and Vanessa Vander Pluym, as they take it to the redline and beyond using their high-tech test lab equipment. Click on read more to watch the video!
Want some more super cool muscle cars? Check out this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible! The set price is $119,900.00 and it is available at RK Motors Charlotte:
If you watched the recent Scottsdale auctions, you already know that duplicating big-name muscle cars is big business. Last year, we featured a stunning black cherry 1970 Chevelle LS5 convertible that was about the most beautifully executed clone wed ever seen, and it sold for $75K substantial sum to a very happy enthusiast. Just two months ago, we sold a Fathom Blue LS5 Convertible tribute for $80,000.00 and we had five guys asking us when we would be getting another, while lamenting being too slow to pull the trigger.
But in reality, nothing compares to the real deal, especially when youre talking about high-end investment-grade cars like this 1970 Chevelle SS convertible. Yes, it is a real SS, a real LS5 car, and has been authenticated by none other than Jerry MacNeish of Camaro High Performance. It packs a date-code correct engine and transmission, and has been highly detailed for show. Only 4574 LS5s were built in 1970, and of those, only a fraction were convertibles, making this a very rare piece indeed. See more, click on read more and take a look at the gallery!
Take a look at this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6. Found this masterpiece on eBay listed for US $127,500.00. Here’s the description:
What an incredible way to end a wonderful year! Chevrolet muscle car collectors, wake up! I don’t know about you but I had never seen one of these cars in my life until this jewel arrived at our dealership a few days ago. Please feast your eyes on this perfect, rotisserie restored, numbers matching and fully documented 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6. It seems that only (2) of these incredible vehicles have surfaced in the last decade or so and they were both bench-seat, auto-on-the column cars. To obtain a real 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6 with its original factory Muncie M22 4-Speed transmission is truly a Chevrolet collectors dream!
When she was built on the first week of February 1970, she was obviously built for one reason and one reason only, going very fast from point A to point B. The fact that she was ordered with Cowl Induction, Factory Tachometer, Power Front Disc Brakes and the Radio Delete Option states the obvious. Early in life, she was raced and was very well known in the Kitimat BC area (see vintage photos and newspaper clippings). Fast forward to 2011. A no-expense spared, concours nut & bolt restoration was just completed on this LS6 El Camino and she retains her original numbers matching motor, original numbers matching Muncie M22 4-Speed Transmission and the original 4.10 positraction rear axle. Click on Read more and see the many pictures of this muscle car!
The 2011 SEMA Show – SEMA Show takes place November 1-4, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.
SEMA Show 2010 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 1,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more…
Take a look at the gallery with the Muscle Cars that are going to be showcased on SEMA 2011. Click on Read More!