Chevrolet Camaro Shock Edition Debuts, But It’s Not For America

Like The Camaro All Black Edition, It’s For The Russian Market

Along with an official announcement of the Chevrolet Camaro Black Edition for the Russian market came the reveal of the Camaro Shock Edition. Production will be limited to just 30 units for the entire market. The MSRP is marked at 3,415,000 rubles, or $53,433 USD based on today’s exchange rates.

According to the press release, the Chevrolet Camaro Shock Edition are all exclusively painted in a vibrant yellow, feature black rally stripes, 20-inch black alloy wheels and a special Shock Edition badge. The interior is a black leather trim.

While this particular variant of the Camaro is not expected here for the 2020 model year, the North American market is expected to get the Shock And Steel Special Edition, along with a revised fascia, in addition to the relaunch of the Camaro Redline Edition.

Chevrolet appears to be making the most of the controversial fascia design of the 2019 Camaro SS by offering it in global markets, such as Russia and Korea. However, under the hood of the Russian Camaro Shock Edition 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. Comparing things to the MSRP of this Russian Camaro, somebody could buy a 650 horsepower Camaro ZL1 for another nine grand here in America.

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, but development ceased because of a massive General Motors restructuring that was initiated at the end of 2018.

Should Chevrolet launch the Shock Edition Camaro in the North American market? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.


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