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Shock And Steel Is Out.

2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 Chevrolet Camaro
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Along with updates previously reported on the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro, MC&T has discovered that the modern muscle car will debut a unique “Wild Cherry Design Package,” per a fleet order guide. This new package joins upgrades such as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a 10-speed automatic for the Camaro SS 1LE package. It also comes at the expense of the Shock and Steel Special Edition, which appears to have been around for the 2020 model year only.

While no official photos of the 2021 Camaro Wild Cherry Design Package are available just yet, we understand the new color to be a deep ruby red, not unlike the bygone Garnet Red from 2020.

Chevrolet Camaro LT1 in Garnet Red.

The 2021 Chevrolet Camaro Wild Cherry Design Package is available on both coupe and convertible versions, and comes in two variants. Wild Cherry Design Package 1 is designated RPO code PDL, while Wild Cherry Design Package 2 is code PDN. According to the order guide, here’s what you get:

Wild Cherry Design Package 1

(RY2) Black Metallic Hash Mark Stripes, LPO (5ZB) Camaro logo wheel center caps, LPO (WR1/57W) 20″ 5-split spoke polished forged wheels with Black star center cap, and (VYW) premium carpeted floor mats with Camaro logo. It also includes a Camaro fender badge emblem (CG3).

To select Wild Cherry Design Package 1, customers must first select the Wild Cherry Tintcoat, a premium color, as well as the RS Package. For the coupe, this package is available on the Camaro 2LT, 3LT, LT1 (1LZ), 1SS, and 2SS trim levels. It’s not available on the bookend 1LT or ZL1 models. For the convertible, it’s available on all trim levels except the ZL1.

Wild Cherry Design Package 2

Includes all Wild Cherry Design Package 1 (PDL) content, plus (S0U) Black sueded knee
pads (S0U), a black fuel filler door with a visible carbon insert (LPO: VQL), second-generation Carbon Flash Metallic Ground Effects (LPO VTD), and a Silver/Black/Black Metallic Center Stripe (LPO: DUU/DUV/DW8).

To opt for the Wild Cherry Designer Package 2, customers must first choose the new Wild Cherry Tintcoat color (GSK), as well as either the slection of a Black Center Stripe (DUU), Silver Center Stripe (DUV) or Black Metallic Center Stripe (DW8). This package is more limited, and will be available on 2LT, 3LT and 2SS packages.

Pricing for the new package has not yet been announced.


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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  1. I really wish they’d open the color palette to include a lighter green and/or rally yellow. I’d love to replace my 2011 Rally Yellow convertible with a ’21 in the same shade of Lime Green as my mom’s 1971 RS or an updated Rally Yellow.

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