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2016 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition Is Sinister, Stunning

The team at General Motors has just announced the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition package, which brings in a collection of aesthetic upgrades to create what the company calls “the most epic Camaro yet” – available for coupes and convertibles in premium V6 and V8 form.
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The first Chevrolet Camaro was introduced to the world back in September 26th, 1966, so 2016 officially marks the 50th anniversary of that initial Camaro debut. To celebrate the Camaro’s golden anniversary, GM has put together a gorgeous appearance package named the 50th Anniversary Special Edition package, but this car doesn’t have any gold accents – instead opting for dark grey, black and bright orange.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition
As mentioned above, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition is available on both coupe and convertibles in either 2LT or 2SS trim, so you can get this package with either the 3.6L V6 or the LT1 V8. There is no word on whether or not you will be able to order a new turbocharged 4-cylinder Camaro with the 50th package, but with the 4-cylinder being listed as the standard Camaro LT engine on Chevrolet.com, it seems possible that you could get the Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition with any of the three available engines.

What we do know is that all of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition models will be finished in Nightfall Gray Metallic and convertibles will get a black top. The package adds some very sharp (pun intended) 20 inch wheels with a machined face and 50th anniversary center caps, a unique satin chrome grille, a body colored front splitter, the unique “FIFTY” badges on the fenders and rear, orange painted brake calipers and an two tone stripe package on the hood and trunk lid.

Those Camaro owners who equip the new 2LT with this package will get the RS appearance package as well, but only the front brake calipers are painted orange on the non-V8 models.

On the inside, every 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition gets a unique black leather seating package with suede center inserts and orange contrasting stitching, as well as 50th Anniversary logos on the gauge cluster, the seatbacks, the steering wheel and the illuminated door sills.

No Pricing or Availability
Unfortunately, while General Motors rolled out all of the juicy details on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition, the company hasn’t announced the pricing or the production figures for this package. Since they didn’t mention that it would be a limited edition package, I am guessing that GM will build as many 50th Anniversary Camaros as they can sell this year. This package is simple enough that it shouldn’t be too expensive, so this sinister looking 50th Anniversary Camaro package could prove to be a popular option.

Every 2017 Camaro Gets a 50th Logo
Finally, since the first Camaro arrived for the 1967 model year, the 2017 model year formally brings about the 50th anniversary and for that – each new Camaro next year will have a special 50th anniversary logo on the steering wheel.


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