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Chevrolet Malibu Gets a Camaro ZL1 Facelift

Chevrolet has made the Malibu progressively sportier with each modern refresh, but those owners who wish that their mid-sized sedan was as aggressively designed as the Camaro ZL1, you are in luck, as a company named AeroNine now offers a body kid for the Malibu that has a front end styled after the supercharged muscle car.


The sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is, without question, the most aggressively designed GM muscle car of the modern era and perhaps the most aggressive looking Chevy product, shy of the Corvette ZR1. It has an angular lower edge to help funnel air up through the massive grille, helping to feed the supercharged LT4 under the hood.

According to the folks at GMAuthority, AeroNine is banking on the fact that the Camaro ZL1 is so good looking that Chevy Malibu owners will want to add that front end styling to their mid-sized sedan.

AeroNine Malibu ZL1
The information here comes from GMAuthority and in looking around online, I was unable to find a website for AeroNine with products for the Chevy Malibu. Because of that, I don’t know how much this package costs or what all is included, but we do know that the front end of this body kit package looks just like the front end of the Camaro ZL1.

As you can see in the picture of the black car above, the Malibu’s headlights are retained, but the upper and lower grille are changed to look like the Camaro ZL1. Flanking the large lower grille open is a set of slotted vents with LED trim, just like the ZL1 and along the bottom of the front fascia is an aggressive chin spoiler – just like the ZL1.

While the modern Chevy Malibu lacks the attitude, performance or power of the Camaro ZL1, the front end design of the supercharged muscle car looks pretty good on the front of the mid-sized sedan. I have to wonder how many new Malibu owners are really going to be interested in swapping to a Camaro ZL1 front end, but once these cars start getting handed down to kids or sold in the pre-owned lots, younger drivers might want to spend the coin to make their Malibu look like a Camaro ZL1 sedan.

A front wheel drive, 250-horsepower Camaro ZL1 sedan.

In any case, if you have a newer Chevy Malibu and you want it to share the front end design of the Camaro ZL1, this package appears to be on the way to market.

Source: GM Authority