Sinister, sleek, powerful and muscular. Those are just four words that beautifully describe the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro Collector’s Edition. The Gen Six Camaro retires at the conclusion of the 2024 model year. To highlight the Camaro’s spectacular run, Chevrolet is celebrating the car’s legacy by offering a final special Collector’s Edition on the LT/RS, LT1, SS and ZL1 trims in North America. The code name for the original pony car that was designed to challenge Ford’s sporty Mustang was Panther. The 2024 sixth generation revives the name and adds an intimidating design package for the final version.
“We found it fitting for this Collector’s Edition Camaro to officially recognize the significance of the original code name and share it with Camaro enthusiasts,” said Rich Scheer, design director, Chevrolet Performance. “Of course, the name ‘Panther’ influenced the colors used, Panther Black Metallic for SS and Panther Matte Black for ZL1.”
The Ultimate 2024 Chevrolet Camaro Collector’s Edition
Chevrolet Performance has designed one special version that will be limited to just 350 vehicles. It will feature a special matte finish that has never been offered on the sports car. The 650-horsepower ZL1 Collector’s Edition will be instantly recognizable as the pinnacle of Camaro performance. The LT4-powered ZL1 Camaro will have Panther Black Matte paint straight from the factory.
The ZL1 will also feature the front splitter from the ZL1 1LE, and the rear wing from ZL1 1LE on coupes. The Black Metallic ZL1 stripe, red brake calipers and black lug nuts complete the sinister exterior look. On the inside, all 350 Collector’s Edition ZL1 vehicles receive a serialized steering wheel badge representing where it fits in the run of 350 vehicles.
Camaro ZL1 Collector’s Edition owners will also receive a bespoke Canfield Sport 45mm watch from Shinola commemorating the Collector’s Edition, with an inscribed serial number that matches the number on their vehicle’s steering wheel badge. The watches complement the 2024 Camaro Collector’s Edition, with Camaro and panther motifs, from the panther engraved watch band to the Camaro logo housed on the watch face.
“Shinola is proud to share a legacy for quality, craftsmanship and performance with the Camaro nameplate, and we cherish the Detroit heritage that both Shinola and Chevrolet have,” Shinola CEO Awenate Cobbina said.
Other Panther Collector’s Edition Trims
The other Collector’s Editions will be easily recognizable by their new Panther Black Metallic Tintcoat paint. The shiny Panther Black paint can be found on the LT/RS, LT1 and SS trims. Those versions will have Satin Black accent stripes, 20-inch Satin Black or optional Polished Forged Wheels, the front splitter from the 1LE package and coupes receive the rear spoiler from the ZL1 package.
All of the Camaro Collector’s Editions receive unique front fender script badging that features a panther in the “R,” and a panther on the steering wheel badge. These Camaros also feature special floor mats with a laser-etched aluminum Collector’s Edition logo and unique black interior treatments.
Those who purchase a Camaro Collector’s Edition will receive a welcome kit which contains two posters commemorating the Camaro generations and the Collector’s Edition.
Additional 2024 updates
The 2024 Chevrolet Camaro will be available in coupe and convertible versions on LT, LT1, SS and ZL1 trims, with 1LE remaining an available option on SS and ZL1. Drivers can choose from three different engines. The 2024 Camaro features the 3.6L V-6, 6.2L LT1 V-8 and the supercharged 6.2L LT4 V-8. Aside from the Panther Black editions, drivers can also choose new exterior colors Riptide Blue or Nitro Metallic Yellow.
Chevrolet dealers will begin accepting orders for the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro on June 15. The Camaros have a starting MSRP of $32,495 for the LT coupe and $38,495 for the LT convertible and go up from there. The final sixth generation Camaros will come off the assembly line at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan in January 2024.
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