Chevrolet used the SEMA Show in Las Vegas to show off four customized versions of its popular Camaro sports car. Chevy's SEMA creations go from mild to wild and even include a Camaro designed by Tony Stewart.
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Touring Convertible concept
Described as a “concept that is easily duplicated,” the Camaro ZL1 Touring Convertible is intended to showcase how the Camaro ZL1 lends itself to customization.
In order to make the show car stand out, the Camaro ZL1 Touring Convertible is finished in a unique green paint job and fitted with 10-spoke Chevrolet Accessories wheels with liquid metal finish and milled faces.
Chevrolet also used liquid metal accent on the car's windshield header frame, taillamp bezels and exterior badges. Other details, such as the upper fascia and rocker panels, are done up in a contrasting matte black finish.
Underhood the ZL1's 6.2L V8 remains unchanged, but a polished shock tower brace brightens the engine bay.
Inside the Camaro ZL1 Touring Convertible is covered in ebony Mojave leather – including on the shift knob, console lid and arm rests. The show car is also equipped with Chevrolet's Ice Blue interior lighting kit, ZL1-logo premium floor mats and ZL1 sill plates.
Camaro Performance V6 concept
For those with ZL1 tastes but a V6 budget, Chevrolet created the Camaro Performance V6 concept.
The Camaro Performance V6 concept start out life as a standard issue Camaro, but had been transformed into an all-out performance machine thanks to parts borrowed from upper-end Camaro models.
Underhood the car's 323 horsepower V6 remains unchanged, but the concept boast more power in the braking department thanks to a brake kit borrowed from the Camaro ZL1. Handling is also much improved over the standard car thanks to the same suspension system used in the Camaro 1LE. A rear differential from the Camaro 1LE is also aboard to make sure power is transferred efficiently to the ground.
The concept has also been fitted with the Camaro ZL1's dual-mode exhaust system.
In order to make sure the car looks as good as it goes, the Camaro Performance V6 concept sports a Summit White paint job, a matte black hood with exposed stripes, an upper front fascia blackout graphic and 20-inch black wheels with milled faces.
Camaro Performance V8 concept
Taking the Camaro Performance V6 concept a step further, Chevrolet created the Camaro Performance V8 concept by transforming a run-of-the-mill SS model into an SCCA Touring 2 weekend warrior.
Like the Performance V6 concept, the Performance V8 concept has been equipped with a number of go-fast parts from the Camaro's performance parts bin.
The Performance V8 concept's parts list includes a Camaro ZL1 rear differential kit, 5.1-ratio short-throw shifter, shock tower brace with white Camaro graphic, Camaro 1LE suspension kit, Camaro ZL1 exhaust system and a Camaro ZL1 brake conversion kit.
Exterior touches include a Camaro Dusk front splitter, upper front fascia blackout graphic, hood and decklid graphics in red metallic, Chevrolet Accessories black blade rear spoiler, heritage grille and “gill” graphics and 20-inch five-spoke black wheels with polished “fangs”.
Inside the Performance V8 concept has been fitted with ZL1 seats, ZL1 steering wheel and a ZL1-sourced shift knob.
Tony Stewart's Camaro ZL1
Created by Tony Stewart and Chevrolet Design Manager Dave Ross, Tony Stewart's Camaro ZL1 is essentially the car the three-time NASCAR champ would like to park in his personal garage.
Stewart spent time at GM's Design Center in Warren, Michigan, to create a ZL1 that “reflects the personality of a man nicknamed Smoke.”
As a result of that inspiration, the custom ZL1 wears a gray metallic paint scheme accented with tribal and Smoke graphics. The car's headlights have been tinted and feature red halo lighting.
Rounding out the look are custom wheels painted Piano Black with red accents.