Chevrolet is showcasing new designs, technologies and accessories to inspire Camaro customizers attending the Specialty Equipment Market Association event this week in Las Vegas.
The vehicles include the 2011 Camaro Synergy, an appearance package for V-6-powered Camaros and two performance concepts.
Highlighting the Camaro exhibit are:
2011 Chevrolet Camaro Synergy: The Synergy Green Camaro debuted for the 2010 model year with bright green metallic paint on the outside and inside. Following its sales success as a limited edition car for the 2010 model year, Synergy will become an annual series.
The 2011 edition will begin production in the first quarter of 2011 and be offered in four colors, none of which are green. The new model will be available in either SS or LT trim.
The show car receives 21-inch painted wheels, red instrument cluster with accent lighting, Brembo brake calipers and unique interior trim. It also includes a Hurst shifter, red engine cover, lowering kit and other equipment.
2011 Chevrolet Camaro XM/Accessory Appearance Package: “The XM Accessory Appearance Package is all about affordable style,” said Russ Clark, director of Chevrolet product marketing.
“Our intent was to create a special, customized model -- including 21-inch wheels -- that could be had for around $30,000, a popular price point for today's Camaro buyer before they add accessories.”
The package is offered on V-6 Camaro models. It includes a rear spoiler, unique grille and 21-inch wheels. Buyers will also get a one-year subscription to XM radio.
The vehicle wears imperial blue paint with silver body-side graphics, special-edition floor mats with Camaro lettering and a cold-air intake system for the engine.
Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car Concept: The SSX concept is a stripped-down, pumped-up version of the SS Camaro.
The carpet, sound-deadening material and rear seats have been deleted. The car gets a carbon-fiber hood, fenders, doors and deck lid. The LS3 V-8 is enhanced with Chevrolet performance parts that include the camshaft, cylinder heads and the dry-sump oiling system. The production six-speed manual includes a ZR1-sourced twin-disc clutch.
The interior has a suede-covered steering wheel and shifter, a roll cage and window net, a racing seat with five-point harness and racing pedals.
On the outside, there are dark carbon aero parts, door graphics and racing numbers, set off by the low-gloss icy white metallic paint.
Motorsports company Pratt & Miller helped create the concept, along with Grand-Am series chassis-builder Riley Technologies.
2011 Chevrolet Camaro Red Flash concept: The Red Flash combines Chevrolet accessory parts with some new ideas from Chevy's design studio.
The red jewel exterior is covered with gray heritage stripes, and the car adds gray-accented 21-inch wheels. A high-wing rear spoiler is added, along with ground effects and unique Camaro badges.
Power comes from Chevy's LS3 V-8 with an added cold-air intake and Chevy accessory exhaust. The Red Flash concept is equipped with a Hurst shifter and custom stone stitching on the shift boot.
A lowered suspension is included for more aggressive looks and handling.
“The Camaro Red Flash is the opposite of a sleeper on the street,” said Adam Berry, lead designer. “From every angle, it looks and sounds like the high-performance sports car it is. It's a model for the enthusiast who doesn't want to hide his performance.”