Chevrolet Camaro Black Edition Announced, But There’s A Catch

The Highly Limited-Run Pony Car Has Debuted For The Russian Market, And Not America

Camaro Black Edition Russia

Along with an official announcement of the Chevrolet Camaro Shock Edition for the Russian market came the reveal of a unique and limited edition model: the Camaro Black Edition. The North American market is expected to get the 2020 Camaro Shock And Steel Special Edition, along with a revised fascia, but judging by the GM Fleet Order Guide, there’s no immediate signs that the Black Edition will sell in its homeland.

According to the Russian press release, the Chevrolet Camaro Black Edition includes decorative stripes on the front fenders, black exterior paint, black 20-inch wheels, and a black Edition special badge. The interior features red accents, and black leather seats.

Chevrolet Camaro Black Edition Russia

Not only is the Camaro Black Edition reserved for Russia, but there will also be only 20 of them. Pricing will start at around 3,315,000 rubles, or $51,979 USD based on today’s conversion rates.

Despite the looks of the 2019 Camaro SS, under the hood is simply the base engine: a 2.0L LTG turbo four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic. 0-60 is good for 5.9 seconds, but that price tag exceeds a Camaro SS 1LE in the American market. Yikes.

So, the Camaro Black edition is not exactly good looking, it doesn’t have the LT1 V8 engine to compensate, and it’s expensive. Maybe it’s a good thing only 20 will be made. At least the photo shoot appeared to be cool.

For the 2020 model year in the North American market, the Chevrolet Camaro is far more interesting. Finally, customers will be able to access the mighty 6.2L V8 engine, which is good 455 horsepower, at a lower price than before, thanks to the addition of the LT1 trim level. The 2020 Camaro LT1 will also wear the fascia of the V6 model, and slot below the Camaro SS in the vehicle hierarchy. It will start at $34,995. Meanwhile, the 2020 Camaro SS loses the controversial face of the model year before it, and dons the look that was originally teased with the Camaro Shock Edition concept during SEMA 2018.

As discovered by Muscle Cars & Trucks, the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro is expected to run its course by 2023. Additionally, a Z/28 was initially planned for the vehicle, but died on the vine.

Chevrolet Camaro Black Edition Russia

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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