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Chevrolet Commemorates Panther Code Name With Sixth-Generation Camaro Final Collector’s Edition

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2024 Chevrolet Camaro SS Collector's Edition. Photo General Motors

From the moment it was introduced in 2016, the iconic sixth-generation Camaro established itself as the leaner, meaner generation; culminating with the ZL1 1LE track animal.

Throughout the generation, Camaro featured a wide variety of special editions that ranged from charismatic with the 50th Anniversary and Wild Cherry Design Package to edgy with the Shock and Steel and Redline Edition. As the Gen Six Camaro retires after the 2024 model year, Chevrolet is celebrating the car’s legacy of agility and style by offering a final special Collector’s Edition on the LT/RS, LT1, SS and ZL1 trims.

The 2024 Camaro Collector’s Edition resurfaces ties that date back to the development of the first-generation Camaro. Panther, the original code name for the program that became Camaro in the 1960s, inspired the Chevrolet Performance Design Studio’s efforts to cement the sixth generation of the car in history.

Panther code-name

“For decades, Camaro loyalists have known the Panther code-name lurk in the shadows of our history,” said Rich Scheer, Chevrolet Design Director. “From the colours and tones selected to panther representations used across the vehicle, the Collector’s Edition officially recognizes the significance of the code-name and the sixth-generation car in Camaro cannon.”

The Collector’s Edition equips LT/RS, LT1 and SS trims with a new Panther Black Metallic Tintcoat paint, black accent stripes, 20-inch Satin Black or optional Polished Forged Wheels, the front splitter from the 1LE package and coupes receive the rear spoiler from the ZL1 package.

The 650 horsepower LT4-powered ZL1 Collector’s Edition, limited to 350 units in North America, will feature a Panther Black Matte exterior colour—the first matte paint offered on Camaro from the factory. The ZL1 will also feature the front splitter from the ZL1 1LE and the rear wing from ZL1 1LE on coupes. The Black Metallic ZL1 stripe, red brake callipers and black lug nuts complete the exterior look. On the inside, all 350 Collector’s Edition ZL1 vehicles receive a serialized steering wheel badge representing where that vehicle was built in sequence.

Unique front fender script badging

Across all builds, Camaro Collector’s Editions receive unique front fender script badging that integrates a panther into the “R,” and a panther on the steering wheel badge. These Camaro builds also feature special floor mats with a laser-etched aluminum Collector’s Edition logo and unique black interior treatments.

Those who purchase a Camaro Collector’s Edition will receive a welcome kit which contains two posters commemorating the Camaro generations and the Collector’s Edition.

Camaro ZL1 Collector’s Edition owners will also receive a custom Shinola watch commemorating the Collector’s Edition, with an inscribed serial number that matches the number on their vehicle’s steering wheel badge. Thoughtfully crafted to carry the same ebonized presence as the 2024 Camaro Collector’s Edition, this 45 mm keepsake hosts Camaro and panther motifs, from the panther engraved watch band to the Camaro logo housed on the watch face.

The 2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Collector’s Edition will make its public debut in September in Detroit.

Additional 2024 Updates

The 2024 Chevrolet Camaro will be available in coupe and convertible on LT, LT1, SS and ZL1 trims, with 1LE remaining an available option on SS and ZL1. Power for 2024 Camaro builds will come from the 3.6L V6, 6.2L LT1 V8 and the supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8. New exterior colours Riptide Blue and Nitro Metallic Yellow can be selected across all trims.

Chevrolet dealers will begin accepting orders for the 2024 Chevrolet Camaro on June 15. Canadian pricing will be announced at a later date.

 

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