2020 Chevy Camaro LT1 To Offer V8 Power For Under $35k

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The 2020 model year is bringing some large changes for the Chevrolet Camaro. In addition to getting a new face – yes, Chevy listened to all of the complaints – the pony car gets a new trim that lowers the price of a Camaro with the V8 engine.

The new LT1 trim starts at $34,995 (including destination), is available in coupe and convertible body styles, comes with the 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 that can be paired with a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic, and has some unique elements. Those elements include the SS' trims vented hood, LT1 badges on the fender, black bowtie emblems, 20-inch wheels, and all-season tires.

Before, consumers wanting to get into a V8-powered Camaro would be on the hook for $37,995 with the 1SS. So the LT1 trim brings the price of a Camaro with a V8 engine down by $3,000. In addition to being the most affordable Camaro trim with the mighty V8 engine, the LT1 trim also undercuts its main competitor: the Ford Mustang GT. The most affordable Mustang with the automaker's 460-hp 5.0-liter V8 starts at $36,450.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

While the new LT1 makes getting into a Camaro with Chevrolet's iconic V8 engine a little easier, those seeking the most performance will still look toward the SS trim. The performance-oriented SS trims come with Brembo brakes, summer-only performance tires, an external engine oil cooler, a heavy-duty cooling system, a limited-slip differential, and more.

Chevy hasn't released a full spec sheet on the LT1 trim, but we're going to go out on a limb and say that the new trim won't come with the high-performance parts. Instead of being a bruiser like the SS trims, the LT1 is a cruiser.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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