When we first started Muscle Cars & Trucks, we didn’t do it to report on the upcoming deaths of muscle cars. Or trucks. Or SUVs. Yet we seem to be the first ones to do so. The Chevrolet Camaro, for example. We reported in summer of 2019 that the original plans for the seventh-generation Camaro were botched, with time revealing that an electric sedan would replace it beyond 2024. But between then and now, there remains news.
The Lethal Garage YouTube channel is reporting that GM is planning on debuting a “heritage edition” 2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. So we looked into it, and indeed that’s true. And in the process we learned a few other details. Primarily, the image teased by GM Design earlier this week ain’t it. And we’re here to tell you that nobody should expect any major design updates to the Camaro from now until its sunset in 2023, which is the 2024 model year. This further confirms our suspicions that the teaser image was the sixth-gen Camaro Z/28 that never happened. However, we also learned that this upcoming special edition 2024 Camaro would extend beyond just the ZL1.
2024 Chevrolet Camaro Collector’s Special Edition: Details
What’s going to happen is this: the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro will offer what’s being tentatively dubbed a “Collector’s Edition” package, and it will be the final sendoff to the sixth-generation model, and the Camaro nameplate for the foreseeable future. Naturally, this means unique badging, accents, bodywork, and some stripes. This package will be limited to only 2,000 units and will be available on LT, SS and ZL1 models. They will represent the last 2,000 units of Camaro production, marking a finale of sorts. Pricing is unknown at this time.
Other reports have alleged that the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 would get a power upgrade for its 650 horsepower LT4 V8 engine to match that of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, which has 668 horsepower. Lethal Garage hears 670 horsepower, which would be a symbolic homage to the ’67 model year – the year that started it all. For that to happen, the Camaro would have to go through a whole emissions validation cycle. We’re not sure if that’s actually happening, but we have previously outlined why power-matching the Blackwing Cadillac CT5-V would make sense from a manufacturing simplicity standpoint, seeing as both vehicles are built under the same roof.
The same reports allege that the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 could get the latest generation of magnetic ride control that the CT5-V Blackwing enjoys. But based on what we know about MR 4.0, it’s way, way, way more than just swapping out dampers, and likely isn’t within the slim budget that the Camaro team has to work with to make it happen.
One last thing: the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro Collector’s Edition will only come in yellow. Just yellow. That’s it. Yellow. Probably as an homage to the Transformers Bumblebee Camaro, which helped burst the fifth-generation model onto the scene in 2010.
There will be more sixth-generation Camaro news to share before GM’s beloved muscle car rides off into the sunset, so be sure to read MC&T daily so you don’t miss a single report.