Chevy Showcases a Quartet of Hot Camaros at SEMA

November 3, 2010

During this week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas (Nov. 2-5), Chevrolet is showcasing Camaro design, technology and accessories to jazz up Camaro customers who want to customize their rides. Remember that a lot of Camaro buyers have families, too. While Camaro is a bit snug in the rear seats, the car does seat four. The driver has the most fun, of course. All others can dream and wait their turn behind the wheel.

Back to what’s appearing in the Chevrolet exhibit at SEMA. A quartet of Chevy Camaro vehicles appear in the display: the 2011 Camaro Synergy, an appearance package for V-6-powered Camaros, and two performance concept Camaros.

Here are some details:

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Synergy

Chevrolet debuted the Synergy Green Camaro – featuring bright green metallic paint on the inside and outside – for the 2010 model year. The limited edition Camaro was such a success, the marketing honchos at Chevy decided to reprise the Synergy – with a few twists. Now Synergy will become an annual series. The Camaro Synergy Series 2011 will be available in either 2SS (V-8) or 2LT (V-6) trims with the RS package and will be offered in four colors (none of them green). Buyers can choose between Cyber Gray, Victory Red, Summit White and Black. Production of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Synergy begins in the first quarter 2011, although in limited quantities.

The Camaro Synergy show car has 21-inch painted wheels, Brembo brake calipers, red instrument cluster with accent lighting, Hurst shifter, unique interior trim, red engine cover, lowering kit and other items. Of note is the fact that the Camaro Synergy Series 2011 is based on Camaro Chroma, a show car Chevy first exhibited at SEMA in 2009.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro XM/Accessory Appearance Package

The idea behind the XM Accessory Appearance Package is to showcase affordable style. Basically, take a V-6-powered Camaro and package a number of items to result in a customizable ride for about $30,000 – the price point popular with a number of Camaro buyers before they add accessories.

The package is offered on V-6-powered Camaros only. It includes 21-inch wheels, unique grille, rear spoiler, imperial blue exterior paint with silver body-side graphics, special edition floor mats with Camaro lettering, and an engine cold-air intake system.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Red Flash Concept

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Red Flash Concept

Red Flash is a mix of some accessory parts and a few fresh ideas from the Chevy design studio. This is a car that’s intended to make itself known on the street. It’s no sleeper, as if that’s not readily apparent from the red jewel exterior paint covered with gray heritage stripes. Add to that gray-accented 21-inch wheels, high-wing rear spoiler, ground effects and unique Camaro badges.

Bolstering its aggressive good looks is power in the form of Chevy’s LS3 V-8 with an added cold-air intake and Chevy accessory exhaust. Red Flash concept also comes equipped with a Hurst shifter and custom stone stitching on the shift boot.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car Concept

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car Concept

Camaro SSX Track Car Concept

Here’s a stripped-down and totally pumped-up version of the SS Camaro. The Camaro SSX Track Car Concept was created with assistance from motorsports company Pratt & Miller, along with Riley Technologies, Grand-Am series chassis builder.

The build-up includes starting with deletion of carpet, sound-deadening material and rear seats. Add on a carbon fiber hood, fenders, doors, and deck lid. Enhance the LS3 V-8 with Chevy performance parts that include dry-sump oiling system, cylinder heads and camshaft. The production six-speed manual transmission gets beefier with the addition of a ZR1-sourced twin-disc clutch.

The exterior features low-gloss icy-white metallic paint, door graphics and racing numbers, and dark carbon aero parts. Inside the SSX, there’s a roll cage and window net, suede-covered steering wheel and shifter, racing seat with five-point harness and racing pedals.

Want more? See Nelson Ireson’s preview of the Chevy Camaro Synergy Series in Motor Authority. And be sure to check out The Car Connection review of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro.

[Automotive News, Chevrolet]

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