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Sunday Drive: One of these things is not like the others

The Camaro gets a new face while Ford shifts its Focus

One of these things is not like the others. And we don't mean that one is a Chevy while the rest are all from Ford. No, what we're looking at here are a bunch of performance cars, with one lone economy car thrown in for good measure.

New Camaro, New Focus, and driving the 2019 Jetta | Autoblog Podcast #536

We've also got a new Ford Mustang GT in the office

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editors Reese Counts and Joel Stocksdale. We discuss the redesigned 2019 Chevy Camaro and the new turbocharged four-cylinder 1LE. We talk about the manual Mustang GT in the office and the all-new 2019 Ford Focus. Plus we'll spend a reader's money and talk about what the new Jetta is like.

2019 Chevy Camaro reveals radical new face

The V8 SS is much different from V6 and I4 models

Now that the sixth-generation Chevy Camaro is entering its third year on sale, Chevy felt it was time to give it an update. Like most midcycle refreshes, there aren't many major mechanical changes, though there is the addition of a new model. Unlike most midcycle refreshes, the exterior has been given a pretty drastic overhaul.

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2019 Chevy Camaro Turbo 1LE Prototype Drive Review | Fun with four cylinders

Chevy adds the 1LE package to the 2.0-liter turbo Camaro

In addition to a model-wide refresh, Chevy is introducing yet another 1LE variant of the Camaro. Chevy's already amplified the ultimate ZL1 Camaro, so now it's addressing the least powerful Camaro equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. And on paper, it gets nearly identical equipment to the V6 1LE.

Junkyard Gem: 1984 Chevrolet Camaro with Iron Duke 4-cylinder power

Not the slowest Camaro ever made, but unpleasantly close to it.

The Z-28 Camaro in 1984 came with a 5.0-liter V8 making a respectable 190 horsepower. Buyers who went with the base four-cylinder engine, however, got just 92 Iron Duke horses. Few did. Here's a very rare Iron Duke Camaro in a Central Valley self-service wrecking yard.

Watch as Hennessey Exorcist summons an unholy 217 mph run

Yep, that's four more miles per hour than a Corvette ZR1. Mission accomplished.

For speed that makes your head spin, better call the Exorcist.

2019 Chevy Camaro won't get Corvette's seven-speed manual

But it could get the 10-speed automatic

GM refiles Camaro and Corvette paperwork with the California Air Resources Board. The 2019 Camaro won't get a seven-speed manual, could get a 10-speed automatic.

Chevy Camaro driver with vanity plate ‘Dirtbag’ arrested in Washington

He punched an officer and pulled a handgun, police say

You have to appreciate the honesty.

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Chevy Camaro engineer Al Oppenheiser talks ponycar rivalries

Praise for the Dodge Demon, but he gets in a dig at Ford.

Praise for the Dodge Demon, but harsh words for Ford.

Chevy Camaro to get Corvette's seven-speed manual?

Some supposition is in order, based on a California document.

A CARB document shows the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro getting a seven-speed manual option.

Camaro Down Under: Holden HSV is bringing a big slice of 'Murica to Australia

Wait, Australia wasn't already getting the Camaro?

Consider it a consolation for the death of the rear-drive Commodore.

Sunday Drive: Tracking Tokyo's top performers

Seriously, how cool are those two concepts from Mazda?

2018 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition debuts ahead of SEMA

There's even a Hot Wheels COPO Camaro.

This is the 50th anniversary of Hot Wheels.

Ford Mustang may soon have Chevy Camaro 1LE-like performance pack

This would be even more extensive than the current performance pack.

The car will be far more track-focused.

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2018 Chevy Camaro SS Drivers' Notes | Demonstrative power, middling interior

The modern Chevrolet muscle couple is a compelling choice.

Does a big, burly V8 make up for some compromising design details?

Camaro GT4.R will be sold publicly in 2018

Want a racing Camaro? Here's what you'll pay.

Want a racing Camaro? Here's what you'll pay.

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1969 Chevy Camaro SS 396 Quick Spin | Measuring Love In Cubic Inches

This is a numbers matching car that was fully restored by Hagerty.

First Drive
Aero and the Beast | 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE First Drive

Pay for the whole track, but you'll only need the line.

Suspension by Multimatic, brakes by Brembo, tires by Goodyear. Smiles by whoever's driving.

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