Hard to believe, but the Chevrolet Camaro turns 50 in 2017. The new year model brings some changes to the well-loved muscle car.
Not surprisingly, due to the significance of the model year, the LT (V6) and SS(V8) models will sport “50” badging on the steering wheel. The addition of a Teen Driver Mode (TDM) is added to this year’s model via the MyLink Infotainment System.
Chevy has decided to get rid of the Blue Velvet Metallic exterior paint and replace it with Arctic Blue Metallic for the 2017 year.
For increased performance and handling, the LT and SS models will have the option to include the new 1LE handling pack. The 1LE will include more aggressive tires and stiffer suspension among other upgrades. The vehicles will be equipped with a black satin hood and unique wheels to distinguish it from the other models.
The really exciting part of the 2017 line-up is the addition of the Camaro ZL1. The ZL1 has a 6.2L supercharged L4 small block with specially designed intake and exhaust systems. This translates into 640 horsepower. The transmission comes with a 10-speed paddle shift automatic or standard 6-speed manual.
The grille got an upgrade to give the car a beefier appearance up front and the rear has been tweaked to give a wider stance appearance.
The 2017 version of the Camaro continues to embrace the “muscle” car look and does it quite well, even at the ripe old age of 50. Check it out for yourself at Les Stanford Chevrolet!