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The Athletic Muscle Car Will Bow Out After The 2024 Model Year With A ‘Final Collector’s Edition’

View of side profile on 2024 Chevrolet Camaro with Collector’s Edition package. Pre-production model shown. Actual production model may vary. Available in summer 2023.

The day has come. What Muscle Cars & Trucks originally reported on in 2019, sending the internet in a whirlwind of emotion, is now official from General Motors. Production of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro will end after the 2024 model year. Commemorating the life of the Camaro Six will be a final Collector’s Edition package for the 2024 Camaro. The package will be available on the 2024 Camaro RS and SS, and on a limited number of Camaro ZL1 muscle cars exclusively in North America.

More information on the 2024 Camaro line and Collector’s Edition package will be available closer to the start of orders this summer. The major clue of the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro Collector’s Edition an homage to the development of the first-generation Camaro in the 1960s, most notably the program’s initial code name: Panther.

MC&T also shared first details on the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro Collector’s Edition in 2021.

2024 Chevrolet Camaro Collector's Edition Panther Logo Teaser
A panther image can be seen in the R of the 2024 Camaro Collector’s Edition badge.


“As we prepare to say goodbye to the current generation Camaro, it is difficult to overstate our gratitude to every Camaro customer, Camaro assembly line employee and race fan,” said Scott Bell, vice president, Global Chevrolet. “While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”

They said similar things in 2002, when the fourth-gen Camaro bowed out. It wasn’t until 2010 that the fifth-generation Camaro emerged as a production car. The news also comes just days after Dodge debuted their V8 muscle car finale: the 2023 Challenger SRT Demon 170. More than just a collector’s package, the Demon 170 is a street-legal, 1,025 horsepower machine that does 0-60 in 1.66 seconds, and the quarter mile in 8.91 seconds.

Ford, however, found it possible to carry on with the iconic Mustang, introducing a seventh-generation model for the 2024 model year. Coyote V8 engine and all.

Market share and sales of the sixth Chevrolet Camaro seemed to lose where the Dodge Charger and Challenger gained over the past few years, based on our muscle car sales report. Eventually, the much more expensive and premium C8 Corvette started outselling the Chevrolet Camaro.

Coinciding with the hiatus of the Chevrolet Camaro after the 2024 model year is perhaps the most entertaining and fun motorsports announcement of the year: the Garage 56 Camaro. Based off of a NASCAR Cup car, the Garage 56 Camaro seeks to win the hearts (and maybe a podium) of a sold out crowd at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, saluting a Chevrolet icon as the modern muscle car era draws to a close.

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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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