After getting into the 2011 SEMA Show in Vegas last week, you’d think you were walking into a Camaro convention. Outside in the public area, individual’s customized Camaros were littered across the lot. Many of the companies had Camaros as show cars, and inside, you could be anywhere on the floor and have at least one Camaro within view somewhere.
It’s no surprise, then, that the Chevy Camaro won “SEMA’s Hottest Car” for the second year in a row. Chevy themselves had at least six new Camaros to show off, including the COPO Camaro – a concept drag-prepped Camaro – the Camaro Hot Wheels Concept – a full-scale interpretation of a Hot Wheels toy – Camaro Red Zone – showing the new-for-2012 Crystal Claret exterior color – the Camaro Synergy Series Concept – a new concept in their “Synergy” line with a silver exterior and red accents – the Camaro 1LE Concept – a concept idea similar to the Corvette Grand Sport, borrowing components from the Camaro SS and upcoming Camaro ZL1 – and my favorite, the Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept – a special version of the Camaro ZL1 with plenty of carbon fiber added for that extra-special flair of sexiness:
My overall favorite Camaro of the show, however, was sitting outside. Called the 1968/2010 Camaro SS AWD (yes, as in all-wheel-drive,) this car is literally the front of a 1968 Camaro seamlessly combined with the rear of a 2010 Camaro, and the roof chopped off. The AWD powertrain comes from a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS, and the motor is a 376 crate motor with an added Procharger pushing 20lbs of boost, capable of a ground-scorching 800 hp. Yeah…
I got pictures of most of the Camaros at the show (it would be nearly impossible to get them all.) Since we didn’t have a photographer this year, the pictures you see below are just me with my point-and-shoot, which explains the glare, blur, poor photo composition, and everything else that comes with a crappy photographer with a point-and-shoot. Check out the photo gallery below to see all the Camaro photos from SEMA 2011 (click to see the big version):