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

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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