Factory Custom Chevy Camaros at 2011 SEMA Show

Coinciding with the first generation Chevrolet Camaro, the SEMA Show was launched in the late 1960s as a modest showcase of the best automotive performance and modification technology. As the SEMA Show has exploded to a multi-day trade exhibition, American performance cars like the Camaro have been given a place to shine in an environment largely shielded from pressing real world transportation scenarios.

With the legend of the Camaro returning after an extended hiatus in 2009, a brand new generation of General Motors pony cars brings the best of American motoring with the innovations of the 21st century. Acting like a long-running honeymoon, Chevrolet continues to celebrate the new Camaro two years after its reintroduction with five new SEMA Show concept cars.


Camaro Synergy Series Concept


Taking over the personality of the RS and SS package, the Synergy version of the Chevrolet Camaro combines an ample amount of flash with dash. Presented with a Silver Ice exterior complemented with black accent trim, the Camaro Synergy Series Concept receives outer enhancements care of Chevrolet Accessories with body colour ground effects and 21-inch wheels. Synergy decals are worn on the Chevrolet Camaro sitting closer to the ground thanks to a Pedders lowering suspension. Black leather seating with red secondary colouring, the Camaro Synergy Series Concept’s interior scheme is rich with Chevrolet Accessories charm including specialized floor mats, lighting and pedal kit. Stitched in red thread, the Hurst short-throw shifter is a centerpiece in the Camaro Synergy’s cabin.

Chevrolet hints that favourable reception of the Camaro Synergy Series Concept at SEMA could make it onto a production car.


Camaro 1LE Concept


Everybody in the land of Camaro is waiting for the ZL1 with many knowing the 580-horsepower super pony car could be out of reach. Pricing and production is guaranteed to keep many admirers at bay from the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. In the Camaro 1LE Concept, Chevrolet has taken steps to create a non-ZL1 using many of the specialized components of the top 2012 production Camaro. A Victory Red vehicle with flat black hood and front fender markings, satin black details highlights the rear spoiler, front splitter and rocker panels. Another exterior enhancements employed on the Camaro 1LE Concept includes the ZL1 inspired active exhaust and rear diffuser assembly. Riding on the same Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires as the Camaro ZL1 over Chevrolet officially licensed Brembo braking system, 20-inch lightweight wheels complete the aggressive outer coupe for the customized Camaro coupe. Mechanically enhanced with electric power steering, a close-ratio six-speed manual and the General Motors Magnetic Ride Control suspension system, the 1LE Concept edition of the pony car possesses a similar track manner as the Camaro ZL1.

ZL1 touches are also carried on the inside with stitched black leather seating and the flat-bottom steering wheel. Outfitter Chevrolet Accessories contributes pedal kit as well as a special red engine cover to complete the Camaro 1LE Concept.


Camaro Red Zone Concept


The Camaro Red Zone Concept combines a Crystal Claret paint with retro-themed white striping. A basis for many upgrade parts presented through Chevrolet Accessories, the vehicle‘s designer Adam Barry states “This is a Camaro for those who want great looks and a performance personality,”. The Camaro Red Zone Concept is tastefully equipped with polished silver 21-inch wheels along with a special grille and windscreen on the outside gives the convertible an attitude suited for low-speed cruising through beachside streets. A suspension lowering kit supplied by Pedders provides an officially licensed improvement to the Camaro Convertible’s stance with the Red Zone Concept. A Titanium colour leather interior is joined with Silver Ice inserts.


Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept


While the seemingly long-drawn arrival of the super-powered Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 approaches for early 2012, the 2011 SEMA Show already opens up alternative expression of the upcoming 580-horsepower coupe. Expressing itself with a much more robust use of carbon fiber exterior pieces, the Ashen Gray Camaro ZL1 Carbon SEMA show car wears a “Mohawk” hood insert. A carbon fiber rear spoiler with a stainless steel wicker bill (also called a Gurney flip in auto racing circles); a set of satin black 20-inche wheels concludes the exterior presentation of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept as a cool way to accent a hot ride. Carbon fiber trim within the door panels and instrument panel inside carries on the unique Camaro’s theme of highlighting the racing-oriented, lightweight material. A touch of suede is added to the surfaces of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept’s seating, steering wheel and shifter for the final touches of race feel.


Camaro Hot Wheels Concept


Created as a tribute to the most famous die-cast car line in the world, Chevrolet is preparing to display a metallic green Chevrolet Camaro SS at the 2011 SEMA Show. Upcoming to 45th years of delighting automotive enthusiasts young and old with an affordable, detailed version of favourite vehicles, Hot Wheels original release of 16 cars included a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. The full-sized modern Camaro SS invokes the look of the classic die-cast car that includes Hot Wheels famous Red-line wheels.

Named the Hottest Car at the 2010 SEMA Awards, the Chevrolet Camaro’s 2011 line-up at the Las Vegas show reflects some of the best efforts to defend an important auto exhibition honour.

Information and photo source: General Motors


About The Author

Admiring automobiles ever since childhood viewership of the TV show Knight Rider, Chris Nagy grew as an enthusiast enroute to become an automotive and motorsport writer. Drawn to the rich world of motoring, Chris discovers charm everywhere in the industry from supercars like the Bugatti Veyron to a Kia Soul. Car design, engineering, performance and the passion itself fuels his daily existence.

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