The Last Camaro Officially Ends Production
As of last week, it’s too late to price and build a Chevy Camaro. The sixth generation of the Camaro officially rolled out its last units on December 14th.
The event marks the end of the Camaro as we know it. There’s no doubt that the milestone is a sad one for muscle car fans, but the Camaro has disappeared before, only to return years later.
The Camaro Passion Project
A spokesperson for Chevrolet delivered a brief statement about the end of the Chevy Camaro for the 2024 model year as well as the end of the car overall. The statement described the Camaro as a passion project that has developed a large fanbase around the world and brought people into dealerships to price and build a Chevy for generations.
The statement continued by providing a summary of the last Camaro model. It said the sixth generation of the Chevy Camaro specifically dominated as a performance vehicle with composure and athleticism. It exuded confidence on the road and on the track.
According to GM, the Camaro nameplate is likely to return in the future, but no timeframe is available. There are no details on what might be planned for a new Chevy Camaro in the future either. The Global Chevrolet Vice President said that the Camaro’s story is still ongoing, despite the fact that they have no details about a successor at present.
Last ZL1 LT4 Engine Built
Before the final Chevy Camaro rolled off the production line in December, the last ZL1 LT4 engine was built in November. This 6.2-liter V8 engine was the most popular option on the new Chevy Camaro. The final LT4 engine was posted on social media as the end of an era with the production team gathered around it.
When installed in the Chevy Camaro ZL1, this supercharged V8 engine made 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It was considered the flagship engine of the muscle car model. The engine will continue being built for use in the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and the Cadillac Escalade-V performance SUV. Used in these models, the engine makes 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque for the Blackwing and 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque for the Escalade-V.
Future As An EV Sub-Brand
One rumor that has persistently made the rounds is that the Camaro nameplate might expand to include an entire EV sub-brand. This means there would be several types of Camaro models, such as a sporty two-door crossover and maybe even a four-door crossover to go along with the familiar coupe and convertible variants.
Along with the demise of the Camaro came layoffs at the Lansing Grand River plant where the car’s production line was. A total of 369 employees will be laid off, but thanks to the UAW deal, the automaker intends to offer job opportunities for all employees impacted by the layoffs.
While the opportunity to price and build a Chevy Camaro has ended, enthusiasts can take solace in the fact that there will be plenty of Camaro models on the used market yet for a long time.
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