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2018 Chevrolet Camaro OVERVIEW
While it started off as a pony car, the Chevrolet Camaro is now pretty much an out-and-out sports car with excellent handling and a plethora of engine options. For 2018, it gets even more sporting, with a high-performance version of the already high-performance ZL1trim.
What's New for 2018
Apart from the addition of the 1LE track package to the ZL1 variant, there’s no other notable change to the Camaro for 2018.
Choosing Your Chevrolet Camaro
The Camaro is sold in several trim levels — LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS, 2SS, ZL1 — and all can be had as a coupe or a convertible. Rear-wheel drive is, naturally, the only way to fly.
The 1LS, 1LT and 2LT pack a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine as standard, making 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The LS is only available with a six-speed manual transmission, while the LT1 gets a standard eight-speed automatic only – the LT2 offers the six-speed stick as standard and the eight-speed auto as an optional extra. Also available on all the three variants is a 3.6-liter V6 unit ($1,495) that develops 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque
Moving up the range, you have the Camaro SS, with its mammoth 6.2-liter V8 churning out 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual box is standard, with the eight-speed automatic a $1,495 option. The run to 60 miles per hour takes just 4.5 seconds.
Finally, there’s the track-focused Camaro ZL1 — it gets a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that has 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed manual gearbox remains standard and for the automatic, there is a 10-speed unit that costs $2,395. The Camaro ZL1 sprints to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
All Camaro models are available with a huge range of visual upgrades – stripe packages and accessory catalog wheels – that grant owners broader customization abilities than either of the competitors from Ford or Dodge.
There are a myriad of options with the Camaro. The 1LS and LT variants are good performance purchases for buyers on a budget, the SS models give you a monstrous engine at a relatively affordable rate. Whichever model you choose, we would advise digging into the accessory catalog – Chevy makes it fun and simple to customize your Camaro, so why not do it?
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