2020 Chevrolet Camaro Will Introduce Shock And Steel Special Edition

Information Is Limited, But Expect Special Colors

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The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro hasn’t hit dealers yet, but the GM Fleet Order Guide has published further information about what to expect, and it appears that there’s a new special edition coming for the pony car. It’s called the Shock and Steel Special Edition.

The GM Fleet Order Guide could also be referring to two different special colors here. One being Shock, and one being Steel. After all, the Chevrolet Camaro Shock Concept debuted at the 2018 SEMA Show with a vibrant highlighter-yellow color, and a “concept” front fascia that hinted at a fast update coming to the Camaro SS. Chevrolet confirmed this update last month.

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro Shock And Steel Special Edition looks different based on whether the customer selects either the Shock or Satin Steel Metallic paint colors. Both will include 20-inch blade design aluminum wheels, and Carbon Flash painted outside mirrors. If Shock is the chosen color, a center stripe is silver. If Satin Steel, the stripe is Shock colored. Out back is a body-color winged spoiler, with a contrasting stripe keeping with the Shock/Steel theme. A black fuel filler door with a carbon fiber insert comes with the package, as do yellow-pained Brembo 4-piston front calipers. Black sueded knee pads are found inside the cockpit, as is a carbon fiber instrument panel frame, and premium carpeted floor.

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro will bring forth several changes that aim to fix a few headwinds the car has faced. Namely, bringing down the entry point of the V8 engine with the “LT1” trim level. With it combines the interior content of the more entry-level Camaro LT with the 455 hp punch of the SS model, plus its eight-cylinder soundtrack, mated to either a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission.

While Dodge will still sell you a Hemi for cheaper, the 2020 Camaro LT1 is the most affordable V8 choice in the Camaro lineup with a starting MSRP of $34,995, including destination. The Camaro LT1 is offered in coupe and convertible body styles, and features badging unique from the SS model.

Further down the line, the 10-speed automatic transmission is now offered on Camaro LT models with the 3.6L LGX V6 engine. At the top of the food chain, the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is largely unchanged, but the 1LE version gets a 10-speed automatic as of a 2019 model-year rolling update. All Camaro models, from four cylinders on up, offer a track-ready 1LE variant as for the 2019 model year, as well.

Written by Manoli Katakis

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