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SEMA previewed: Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette concepts
The Camaro Red Zone Concept uses the Camaro convertible’s style to demonstrate what’s possible with a carefully selected collection of accessories and debuts a new, heritage-inspired stripe graphic that will be available soon.
The package originally included larger brakes with two-piston calipers, an aluminum driveshaft, a performance axle, air conditioning delete, a baffled fuel tank, stiffer shocks and harder suspension bushings.
On the Chevrolet Corvette side is the Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept which comes in a Carlisle Blue exterior with Pearl White racing stripes and new Silver-painted Torque 2 wheels.
The Corvette also wears a handful of Chevrolet Accessories pieces including a carbon fiber front splitter and side skirts, a rear spoiler, Ebony floor mats, and “racing” pedals.
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Press Release
Corvette, Camaro SEMA Concepts Drive Passion, Style
2011-10-27
LAS VEGAS - Few vehicles have inspired as much passion and personalization as the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro. Chevrolet celebrates that legacy at the 2011 SEMA Show with a lineup of concepts that showcases different approaches to performance and personalization for these iconic sports cars.
At the 2010 SEMA Show, Camaro was named the"Hottest Car" in the inaugural SEMA awards.
"Go to any Corvette or Camaro enthusiast event and you will have a hard time finding a factory-stock vehicle," said Chris Perry, vice president, global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet."These are cars that owners treat as canvases to express their personalization and high-performance dreams - and have been for decades. The SEMA Show is the perfect venue to test new customization concepts and to inspire new owners to start modifying their cars."
Chevrolet will have many Camaros and Corvettes at SEMA this year - including a full-size tribute to the"Custom Camaro" that was part of the original Hot Wheels 1:64-scale line in 1968. All the concepts reflect the wide range of personalization possibilities, inspiring owners to build their own one-of-a-kind creation.
Here's a look at some of the Camaros and Corvettes Chevrolet will debut at the 2011 SEMA Show:
Camaro Red Zone Concept
A design statement achieved with current and future accessories is the inspiration for the Camaro Red Zone Concept. It uses the Camaro convertible's style to demonstrate what's possible with a carefully selected collection of accessories - and it debuts a new, heritage-inspired stripe graphic that will be available soon. The result is a tasteful combination that blends contemporary style with a classic flair.
Vehicle highlights:
New-for-2012 model year Crystal Claret exterior color with black convertible tonneau cover
Chevrolet Accessories 21x8.5-inch silver/polished-face wheels
Silver heritage stripe
Chevrolet Accessories body-color grille and convertible wind screen
Suspension lowering kit by Pedders (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product)
Concept polished strut tower brace
Concept"RS" underhood liner
Titanium leather interior with Silver Ice accents
Black soft instrument panel insert
Chevrolet Accessories Silver Ice door and instrument panel inserts
Chevrolet Accessories floor mats with silver"CAMARO" logos.
"This is a Camaro for those who want great looks and a performance personality," said designer Adam Barry."It's a simple yet dramatic statement that is uniquely Camaro."
Camaro Synergy Series Concept
The Camaro's Synergy special editions were born at SEMA, and this vehicle is a new take on the concept, using the best of the best of Camaro accessories - as well as a distinctive silver exterior with red accents. Chevrolet will be listening to the reaction that this Synergy concept receives at SEMA, as it could be brought to production.
Vehicle highlights:
Silver Ice exterior color with black Synergy stripes on the hood, with decklid and"mail slot" decals with red line inserts
Synergy gill decals and no SS or RS exterior badges
Chevrolet Accessories body-color ground effects and grille
Chevrolet Accessories 21-inch wheels - black with red stripe
Suspension lowering kit by Pedders (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product)
Red Brembo® brake calipers
Chevrolet Accessories red engine cover
Concept"SS" underhood liner
Concept polished strut tower brace
Chevrolet Accessories floor mats (ebony with red and"CAMARO" logo in silver)
Chevrolet Accessories lighting kit (displayed in red)
Hurst® short-throw shifter
Black leather interior with red accent stitching on seats, console, doors, steering wheel and shifter boot
Silver Ice instrument panel and door inserts
Black leather instrument panel soft insert with red stitching
SS logo with red outline on the head restraints
Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit
Camaro 1LE Concept
Born in the Camaro's third generation and refined further in the fourth generation as a road-racing performance package, the legendary 1LE option code designation returns to the Camaro as a concept intended to carve up road courses. While only a concept, it borrows production components from both the Camaro SS and forthcoming Camaro ZL1 to deliver a competition-ready package. Hash mark graphics on the front fender are pure Chevrolet racing cues, too.
Vehicle highlights:
Victory Red exterior color, with flat black hood and hash mark extensions
Satin black splitter, rocker panels, rear spoiler and outside mirrors
Sport suspension featuring Magnetic Ride Control
Electric power steering
Six-speed manual close-ratio transmission
Lightweight 20x10-inch (front) and 20x11-inch (rear) racing wheels (satin black)
Goodyear® Eagle F1 Supercar G asymmetrical tires (from the ZL1)
Brembo® six-piston front calipers, with two-piece front rotors, and four-piston rear calipers (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product)
Dual exhaust outlets with ZL1-style active exhaust and diffuser
Shock tower brace
Chevrolet Accessories red engine cover
Black leather interior with Light Stone stitching
Graphite Silver door and instrument panel inserts
ZL1 shifter with Light Stone stitching
ZL1 flat-bottom steering wheel
Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit
"The Camaro 1LE concept is all about the track," said Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer for the Camaro."It's an all-out race car package that pays tribute to that special option from the past."
Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept
Welcome to the dark side of Camaro ZL1. This concept incorporates all the technology and performance of the Camaro ZL1 - which goes on sale in 2012 - but with an added layer of carbon fiber to add a decidedly sinister-looking element of form to a car that's all about function. Included on this concept is the new Ashen Gray exterior paint (available on all 2012 Camaro models).
Vehicle highlights:
Chevrolet Accessories exposed-weave carbon fiber"Mohawk" hood insert
Carbon fiber rear spoiler with stainless-steel wicker bill
Carbon fiber inserts on the interior door and instrument panel
Lightweight 20x10-inch (front) and 20x11-inch (rear) wheels in satin black with machined faces
Brembo® six-piston front calipers, with two-piece front rotors, and four-piston rear calipers (Chevrolet Official Licensed Product)
Magnetic Ride Control
Dual exhaust outlets with active exhaust and diffuser
Jet Black leather interior with sueded microfiber seat inserts and Torch Red stitching
ZL1 short-throw shifter with suede and carbon fiber-trimmed shift knob
Suede-trimmed flat-bottom steering wheel
ZL1 pedals
"This concept's dramatic appearance matches the extreme performance capabilities of the Camaro ZL1," said Tony Roma, program engineering manager for the Camaro ZL1."And even if its styling doesn't intimidate you, its performance on the track will."
Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept
This Corvette celebrates 30 years of"Corvettes at Carlisle," one of the largest annual Corvette events in North America. It introduces a new Carlisle Blue exterior, new Silver-painted Torque 2 wheels and Pearl White full-length racing stripes. The Carlisle Grand Sport also showcases all-out performance with a dual-mode exhaust and Magnetic Selective Ride Control. Corvette was born to race, and that performance DNA runs through every inch of this unique Grand Sport.
Vehicle highlights
LS3 6.2L with dry sump oil system - hand-built at GM's Performance Build Center
Six-speed manual transmission
Magnetic Selective Ride Control
Gray six-piston brake calipers (2012 option)
Goodyear® F1 Supercar Gen 2 tires
Dual-mode exhaust system
New Carlisle Blue Metallic exterior
Cyber Gray headlamps (2012 option)
Genuine Corvette Accessory Torque 2 silver-painted wheels in 18x10-inch (front) and 19x12-inch (rear)
Genuine Corvette Accessory Carbon Fiber Ground Effects - front splitter and rockers
Genuine Corvette Accessory full-width rear spoiler
Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT hood blanket
Genuine Corvette Accessory Pearl White full-length stripe kit
4LT trim level with Ebony/Titanium leather color interior and blue stitching
New-for-2012 Bose® Premium Audio with nine speakers, USB port and audio jack with iPod® integration on the touch screen
Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT Ebony floor mats
Genuine Corvette Accessory GRAND SPORT console lid
Genuine Corvette Accessory Racing Pedal Package
Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows ‘Hall of Fame' Tribute
Ron Fellows has a long, distinguished racing career, including driving on the championship Corvette Racing C5.R and C6.R teams. That resume helped earn him an induction to the National Corvette Museum's Hall of Fame in 2011. This Torch Red show car honors Fellows' service behind the wheel, using accessories offered from Chevrolet matched with custom graphics. It's a fitting salute to one of the fastest men ever to drive a Corvette.
Vehicle highlights
Z06 Performance Package (Z07)
Magnetic Selective Ride Control
CFZ carbon fiber package with splitter and rocker moldings
Carbon fiber raised hood
Black headlamp housings and mirrors
Red brake calipers
Ebony interior with red stitching
Suede-trimmed steering wheel, shift knob, parking brake handle and armrests with red stitching (from the 2012 Centennial package)
Centennial-model seats
Genuine Corvette Accessory Racing Pedal Package
Racing-style graphics that honor racing wins, National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame, Spring Mountain Driving School and Mosport.

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