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Chevy Planning A 50th Anniversary Edition. Excitement Builds.

The newest Camaro, released in 2016, is leaps and bounds better than its predecessor according to nearly every auto journal out there. Utilizing GM’s alpha platform, the same one that the vaunted Cadillac ATS sits on, the Camaro blends its old school roots with modern technology and handling that’s more in line with a true sports car rather than a muscle bound, drag strip assault vehicle. It’s still a bit bulky for my liking, but the styling is much improved in my humble opinion. The whole range has appeal in certain aspects.

And now the whole range is crap thanks to this bombshell Chevy just dropped on us. According to Motor Trend, we’ll get a 50th anniversary edition as a 2017 model.

2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition

The 50th Anniversary edition treatment will be available this summer on 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible models. It will feature a unique Nightfall Gray exterior color, sit on 20-inch wheels, and have an orange stripe package with a black interior with suede accents and orange contrast stitching. In addition, 50th anniversary models will get orange-painted brake calipers and a unique grille with satin chrome accents.

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year,” after being considered the dark horse of the competition. The SS model is powered by a 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 delivering 455 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. With a six-speed manual transmission, the sixth-gen Camaro SS can do 0-60 mph time in 4 seconds flat. For the new generation, Chevrolet gave the new Camaro more power, cut its weight, and significantly improved ride and handling.

Chevy’s done this in the past with a 25th anniversary edition back in the 90s and a 45th edition in 2012. We’re still waiting to get behind the wheel of the new model, but when we do, we hope it’s in this trim because good lord…


The 2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition is available summer 2016 on 2LT and 2SS coupe or convertible models. The Special Edition features a Nightfall Gray exterior, unique 20” wheels and center caps, orange stripe package and a black interior with suede accents and orange stitching. Distinct 50th anniversary badging treatment is featured on seatbacks, the steering wheel badge and illuminated sill plates. For the 2017 model year, every Camaro built will feature a special 50th Anniversary badge on the steering wheel.

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(Source: Motor Trend)

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