Chevrolet used the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas to showcase what the company called a concept front end design, but with reports claiming that this will actually be the production front end very soon, we wanted to give you a look at the two designs side-by-side.
In my frustrating effort to keep pushing the movement toward full electric cars, I often get frustrated by the lack of enthusiasm and missed steps the legacy car makers have taken. If they really were enthused and eager to adapt to electric cars, they would have an all electric option for both their halo sports and pony cars. They don’t. Still. With lackluster Camaro sales, Chevy needs a “comeback kid” car. The eCOPO Camaro is it.
The Dodge Challenger continues its impressive sales climb, posting a 34% year over year gain in October and beating the slumping Ford Mustang to lead the sporty two-door coupe segment for the second time this year.
The biggest surprise from Chevrolet at the SEMA Show thus far is the introduction of two new COPO Camaro drag cars – one being the 2019 production car and the other being an all-electric, 9-second concept.
A recent customer survey from Chevrolet was posted on Camaro6.com, asking potential Camaro buyers whether they would consider a hybrid V8 with 545 horsepower and the ability to yield 24 miles per gallon combined with an upcharge of $8,000 – suggesting that the automaker could be cooking up a high performance hybrid muscle car.
Specialty Vehicle Engineering has cooked up a set of Yenko/SC performance packages for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE and their Stage 2 kit is a showstopper – packing 1,000 horsepower and a base price in the range of $112,000.
Ron Capps and his Don Schumacher Racing Dodge Charger R/T funny car grabbed their third win of the 2018 this past weekend in North Carolina, moving him into the third spot in the championship battle with just two races left on the season.
Chevrolet has previewed the first of their customized Camaro show cars that will debut later this month at SEMA and in addition to a handful of components from the brand’s accessory catalog, this car introduces the world to the new “Shock” exterior color – coming to dealers early next year.
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.
This past weekend, Leah Pritchett drove her Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to a 3rd straight win in the class, also securing the Factory Stock Showdown championship title and leaving no question as to which brand is the leader in the world of modern stock-based drag racing.
The sales numbers for September and for the third quarter of 2018 are in and once again the Ford Mustang was the bestselling two-door sporty coupe in the US market, beating the Dodge Challenger by about 300 units while the Chevrolet Camaro continues to fall well behind both of its rivals.
Robert Hight drove his Chevrolet Camaro funny to to win #3 of the 2018 season this past weekend at the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Illinois, propelling him into the top spot in the championship race, but the big win had a scary ending – with Hight’s race car exploding as it crossed the finish line.
The front-running Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Camaro funny cars had a rough go of the first of six races that will decide the 2018 NHRA championship, with a Toyota Camry and a Ford Mustang meeting in the finals while the drivers at the top of the order coming into the Countdown struggled.
There are loud, heavily-camouflaged Chevrolet Camaro test cars on the roads around Metro Detroit and with the refreshed 2019 cars already being disguised, we have to wonder if there isn’t a spicier Chevy muscle car on the way – one possibly powered by the Corvette ZR1’s LT5.
This past weekend, the NHRA big leagues completed the 18th event of the season, advancing the schedule into the “Countdown to the Championship”, with all four Don Schumacher Dodge Charger teams and all three John Force Racing Chevrolet Camaro teams making it into the countdown round.
August marks the sixth-straight month where the Ford Mustang led the muscle car sales race, beating the Dodge Challenger by the biggest margin of 2018 while Camaro sales continue to be unknown due to GM’s move to quarterly sales reports rather than monthly reports.
While we have talked about the pricing for the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro, those new car shoppers who have been waiting for the refreshed models to arrive can now build and price their ideal GM muscle car on the official brand website.
After struggling in qualifying, “Fast Jack” Beckman drove his Infinite Hero Dodge Charger funny car to his second win of the season from the 14th ladder position, beating teammate Tommy Johnson Jr in the second all-Mopar funny car final round of the 2018 NHRA season.
The 2019 Ford Mustang officially went on sale last month and it is already getting a price hike while the Chevrolet Camaro pricing is going down, although the Mustang’s hikes are nowhere near as dramatic as the Camaro’s price cuts.
The EPA has announced their official fuel economy ratings for the restyled 2019 Chevrolet Camaro and remarkably, fuel economy numbers of the new car are down among V6 and SS models, while the turbocharged 4-cylinders remain unchanged and the ZL1 gets a little better fuel economy.
NASCAR announced that CEO Brian France will take an indefinite leave of absence after France was picked up for Driving While Intoxicated and police apparently found drugs on him. TMZ sports broke the story. The big story is what happens next.
After losing in the final round in each of the two events leading up to the CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, Ron Capps and his Dodge Charger R/T funny car beat Courtney Force in the finals this past weekend to grab his second win of the season and the 60th win of his career.
Sales numbers from July 2018 are in and for the 5th month in a row, the Ford Mustang is the bestselling muscle car (and the bestselling 2-door sporty car) in the United States – leading the Dodge Challenger by roughly 1,100 units.
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro has a new look and a variety of new features, but most importantly, it has new pricing, with the base model starting almost a thousand dollars less than 2018 while the 2LT package drops by $3,000 – but all of the V8-powered models appear to remain unchanged.
The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held last night in Washington and Houston Astros 3rd baseman Alex Bregman was named the Most Valuable Player - an award that comes with a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS that he is giving to his mother.