Chevy loads up Camaro concept with performance parts

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Increasingly, new or redesigned vehicles are taking center stage at the annual SEMA show. When a vehicle has real performance credentials and a passionate base of enthusiasts, though, expect the Sin City expo to be inundated with modded-out versions of the new product. That, friends, is why there are approximately 2,674 modified 2016 Chevrolet Camaros to see at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Among the many vehicles on display is this, the simplistically named Camaro Performance concept. Wearing Summit White paint and an accessory stripe package, Chevy has avoided the really serious, concept car flourishes in favor of something that looks like you could buy from a dealer. There are 20-inch concept wheels, sure, but the darkened taillights, "blade-style" spoiler, chin spoiler, SS grille, and black bowtie emblems can all be purchased at your local Chevy dealer. The accessories catalog is also on display in the cabin, where the Jet Black leather is paired with Red Hot door accents, along with Chevrolet Performance pedals, floor mats and knee pads.

The aesthetic upgrades aren't that notable, but the performance upgrades are certainly worth mentioning. The 6.2-liter V8 breathes easier thanks to a new performance air intake and exhaust system, while this SS model will turn and stop more aggressively, too, thanks to the lowered suspension and Brembo brakes.

Expect much more on the Camaro from the floor of the 2015 SEMA show.
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Customized quartet demonstrate personalization and performance possibilities

LAS VEGAS – With the all-new 2016 Camaro rolling soon into dealerships across the country, Chevrolet introduced four customized concepts at the SEMA Show today – each demonstrating the personalization possibilities enabled by a new lineup of accessories and performance parts.

The customized quartet includes:

Camaro Chevrolet Performance concept – a Summit White Camaro SS featuring new red accents, billet-cut 20-inch forged lightweight aluminum wheels, lowered suspension and performance upgrades
Camaro Hyper concept – inspired by Camaro's heritage, this Hyper Blue Camaro LT coupe with the available 3.6L V-6 engine features white rally stripes, heritage-style fender badges and polished 20-inch forged aluminum wheels
Camaro Black concept – a blacked-out vision of the Camaro SS, it wears a Mosaic Black Metallic exterior with darkened trim all around, tinted glass and black 20-inch wheels. A lowered suspension completes the sinister stance
Camaro Krypton concept – in addition to its electroluminescent Krypton Green paint, the exterior features illuminated bowties that cascade down the body sides at the flip of a switch.
These Gen Six concepts blend concept parts and production accessories. Chevrolet will offer elements of some of the concept vehicles in accessory packages in early 2016.

"Since it was introduced in 1967, the Camaro has been one of the industry's most personal and personalized cars," said Roger McCormack, director, Accessories & Performance Parts Marketing. "Many customers use the Camaro as a canvas to express their personalities and these concepts serve as inspiration for the many options available from Chevrolet."

The portfolio of Camaro accessories and performance parts includes:

Three aluminum wheel designs, in multiple finishes
Grille kits with six body-color inserts for LT and SS models; inserts are also available in chrome-appearance or primed versions for custom painting
A blade-style rear spoiler and ground effects kit, each offered in 10 colors
Four exterior graphics packages, offered in multiple colors, including, "rally stripe," front-fender "hash mark," racing stripe designs and a body-side "spear" graphic
Interior trim kits, offered in multiple colors, including knee pads and door accent trim
Performance exhaust kits for SS and V-6-equipped LT models (not compatible with the dual-mode exhaust system)
Suspension lowering kits for SS and LT models (not compatible with SS models equipped with available Magnetic Ride Control)
Brembo® performance front brake packages for SS and LT models
Performance air intake kit for the SS
Engine covers for SS and LT models.
Customers can view many of the accessories on the new Camaro using the online Camaro Visualizer.

Camaro Chevrolet Performance concept

The Camaro has long been associated with performance and this concept uses new components, including a performance air intake, exhaust system and a red engine cover, as well as a new suspension-lowering kit and a Brembo® front brake upgrade kit with six-piston calipers.

On the outside, the Summit White exterior color is accented with "Chevrolet Performance" and stripe graphics, a blacked-out panel between the taillamps, concept 20-inch accessory wheels and the following Chevrolet accessories:

Darkened taillamps
Blade-style rear spoiler
Front fascia extension
SS grille with red insert
Black front and rear bowtie emblems.
Inside, the Camaro concept is trimmed in Jet Black leather and accented with Chevrolet Accessories components, including Red Hot door accent trim, Chevrolet Performance-logo console armrest cover and floor mats, pedal covers and Jet Black suede knee pads. It also features knee pads with black suede.

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