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While Chevy Small Block Engines Are Found In Many Watercraft, The Camaro Belongs On Land

2019 2020 2021 2022 Chevrolet Camaro SS Shock Yellow Underwater

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.

2019 2020 2021 2022 Chevrolet Camaro Shock Edition Russia
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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