Born in 1967 and transformed over the years, the 2018 Chevy Camaro SS claims to rewrite the definition of muscle cars, but in a subtle way.
2018 Chevy Camaro SS – Drivetrain Configuration
The two trims of 2018 Chevy Camaro SS offer three engine variants – It’s LS and LT trims are gifted with a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine which is capable of producing 275 hp of power while an additional $1,495 will fetch a V6 engine producing 335 hp as standard. While for its premium convertible model Chevy has opted for a 6.2-litre LT1 V8 engine directly from the Corvette churning out 455 hp of power with 455 lb-ft of torque.
This power pushes it from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds while the quarter mile mark is crossed in 12.3 seconds which is almost a seconds quicker than its rival the Ford Mustang GT. Talking about EPA ratings, it can extract 16 mpg in cities and 25 mpg on highways while providing a top speed of 165 mph at the driver’s disposal, still better that Mustang in this section as well. 2018 Chevy Camaro SS comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission mated to a rear wheel drive.
2018 Chevy Camaro SS – Exterior
Experts have labeled the design of Chevy Camaro SS 2018 as a Cadillac/Corvette crossbreed. While its sleeker LED headlamps along with a larger mesh grille inspired from the Cadillac has been applauded, the subtle touch of retro lines on its side body panels and front fenders makes it a model apart.
Camaro includes a unique set of vertical LED fog lamps fitted to the sides of its air intakes, the same design which makes for its daytime running lights. A 2 door car, by all means, it has opted for all black standard 18-inch aluminum wheels fitted with wider P245/50R18 tires offering better track grip and traction control. Wheelbase stands at 110 inches while bumper to bumper body length extends to 188.30 inches.
2018 Chevy Camaro SS – Interior
The main up gradation here comes from the D-shaped well thought out steering wheel which increases driver legroom to a great extent. Infotainment in the Chevy Camaro SS has 2018 been boosted with an 8-inch touchscreen couple with 6 speakers Bose surround sound system. Along with this Sirius XM satellite radio, wireless charging, ambient lighting options, heated front seats and foldable rear seats come as standard. Talking of rear seats, the Chevy Camaro 2018 is a 4 seater in spite of being a 2 door car. The dashboard adorns a digital speedo with analog instrument cluster which has a bit of chrome finish.
Chevy has ensured the safety of its passengers with the inclusion of dual stage airbags as standard. In addition, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Vision Camera and Rear Park Assist aid in the “safe parking of the vehicle. Highway safety is up to the mark with Side Blind Zone Alert, ABS and Lane Change Alert.
2018 Chevy Camaro SS – Price, Release Date and Competition
The Dodge Challenger SRT, Dodge Charger, and Ford Mustang are the ones to lock horns directly with the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Expect this muscle to hit roads by fall of 2017 at a price bracket of $38,000 to $55,000.