The Chevrolet Camaro will reportedly get a boost in power for 2023. Motor Trend, citing a source "deep inside GM," claims the range-topping ZLI could get an upgrade from Cadillac's Blackwing V8. The move could result in 2023 Camaro specs reaching 668-horsepower based on the CT5-V Blackwing, although this has not yet been officially confirmed by Chevy.
Although there have been reports that Chevy could discontinue the Camaro, the car remains an exciting choice for muscle car enthusiasts. Rumors suggest Chevy may be planning to end production sometime around 2023 or 2024, at which point the model could be replaced by an all-electric performance car. It's unclear if this will actually end up being the case.
Earlier this year, we learned that the 2022 Camaro will drop the track-oriented 1LE Package on V6 and turbo models. Strict environmental rules reportedly resulted in the Camaro SS and ZL1 being banned for sale in California. That said, quirks in incentives have made the Camaro V8 surprisingly cheaper to lease than the base model despite a big gap in MSRP.
In terms of competition, the Ford Mustang remains the Blue Oval's only passenger car. However, the Mustang Mach-E has enabled the brand to leverage the iconic nameplate in a new way with a lightning-fast electric crossover. Whether or not Chevy will be able to adapt to an EV future while preserving the Camaro remains an open question at this point in time.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Pictured: 2021 Camaro