We’re not sure how at the moment, but somehow this 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS painted in Shock Yellow somehow ended up submerged in the water. Upon extraction, it doesn’t look like the Chevy muscle car is at all banged up, but unfortunately, that water damage won’t buff out. Shared with us by the CamaroFest Instagram page, we’re left with far more questions than answers:
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Here’s the only thing we know for sure: it’s a Shock Yellow 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS that went completely underwater. Those that have followed the Camaro story closely know that 2019 is the only model year where the Camaro SS was allowed to leave the factory with a front fascia that looks like… that, which makes it easy to identify. The controversial design certainly didn’t do the muscle car any favors, which was already dealing with sharply declining sales, especially compared to what Chevrolet enjoyed with the fifth-generation model. But while North America was quick to adopt the amended design, other markets like Russia and Korea continued to soldier on with the unpopular fascia.
However, the Camaro seems to be recovering a bit, thanks to an updated fascia for the 2020 model year that is far more handsome than what it replaces, and the introduction of the LT1 trim level. At the moment, the Chevrolet Camaro LT1 is the best horsepower deal on the market, giving customers 455 horsepower from its roaring small block V8, at a price that undercuts both the Ford Mustang GT and Dodge Challenger R/T. And it seems to catching on, with the LT1 model representing 25 percent of all Camaro sales. For those that want more performance, the Camaro SS is still available, which provides better suspension, grippier tires, and a more premium interior.
The 2022 Chevrolet Camaro is expected to hit the market later this year, pending no further delays from the global semiconductor shortage the auto industry is currently experiencing. With the 2022 model year comes a more simplified lineup, with several packages being dropped. Gone are the Camaro Turbo 1LE and V6 1LE packages, as well as the Shock & Steel package, the Wild Cherry Design Package, and the Shock paint color (the very same hue that our misfortunate 2019 Camaro SS is pictured in). Additions for the 2022 model year are Design Packages 1, 2 and 3, copper-free brakes for the SS and ZL1 models, as well as the vibrant hues of Vivid Orange Metallic and Rapid Blue.