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Special Edition Green Flash Camaro Unveiled at SEMA

Last month, Chevrolet asked its social media fans to help choose a name for the latest special edition Camaro. The car in question has a unique shade of green paint along with other custom elements.

Fans submitted their suggestions through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #NameThatCamaro. At the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet announced the winning name, suggested by fan Jason M.

Say hello to the special edition Green Flash Camaro.

This unique Camaro will be available early next year. Along with the green paint job, the Camaro also has Cyber Gray racing stripes, 21-inch Chrome Dusk wheels, a ZL1 rear spoiler, RS appearance package, and a ground effects kit. The interior will only come in black with a Graphite Silver trim. You’ll also get a navigation system and sunroof with the option for a short-throw shifter and dual-mode exhaust.

The Green Flash Camaro will be one of the last special editions based on the fifth-generation 2015 Camaro. Pricing will be announced closer to the release date.

Are you anxious to get behind the wheel of this amazing Camaro? We certainly are!

Pricing Announced for Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28It might seem surprising that a car with a starting price of $75,000 has only one speaker and no air conditioning, but the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is designed for speed and anything that adds weight—speakers, HID headlights, air conditioning, rear-seat pass-through—would slow it down.

If you want to add some creature comforts to your Z/28, you can add the single available option—air  conditioning and a six-speaker stereo system—for $1,150.

“The Camaro Z/28 is an uncompromising performer that’s bred for the track – and every one of its unique components supports the goal of faster lap times,” said Mark Reuss, president, General Motors North America, in a statement.

The Z/28 is fast—really fast. It posted a lap time of 7:37.47 at Nurburgring—the definitive track for fast cars. This is faster than the Porsche 911 Carrera S, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Mercedes SLS AMG, and Lamborghini Murcielago.

Making it so fast is its 7.0-liter V8 engine that gives it 505 horsepower. Other go-fast bits include a Torsen limited-slip differential, lightweight 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, race-inspired spool-valve dampers, Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires, and carbon ceramic disc brakes.

You can order your 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 now; deliveries are expected to begin in early spring. Call us at Tom Naquin Chevrolet to place your order today.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Fast

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is fast – really fast. And we’re not just talking about in a straight line. Chevrolet recently released video of the Camaro Z/28 doing a lap on Germany’s Nürburgring road course in a time of 7:37.40, a time comparable to some other very notable sports cars such as the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640.

The Z/28’s lap time is four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1, and it accomplished this feat in rainy conditions (even pouring rain at one point).

“One of the challenges of testing at the ‘Ring is that the track is so long that conditions can change radically in a single lap,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer, in a press release. “Adam Dean, the development driver for Z/28, did a heroic job driving in deteriorating conditions. Based on telemetry data from our test sessions, we know the Z/28 can be as much as six seconds faster on a dry track.”

Check out the video below to ride along in the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 as it completes its impressive time.

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Tom Naquin Celebrates Military Appreciation Month

We here at Tom Naquin honor those brave and courageous men and women who serve our country each and every day.

However, since May is Military Appreciation Month, we thought we’d do something special.

On top of the best military discount from any car company, Tom Naquin would like to extend an exclusive way to save on behalf of Chevrolet by combining preferred pricing and most current incentives.

Chevrolet will donate $100 to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans with select Chevrolets purchased through the Military Discount Program for the entire month of May.

In addition to preferred pricing, incentives and the donation, a special Honor and Valor badge will be provided to display on your new Chevrolet.

The offer is extended to Active Duty members, Reserves, Veterans within one year of their discharge dates, Retirees of the U.S. Military and all of their spouses.

Eligible vehicles include the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze, Equinox, Malibu and Silverado.

Preview or test drive any Chevrolet at Tom Naquin in Elkhart Indiana.

Chevrolet and the NASCAR Nationwide Series

Texas Motor Speedway saw a lot of action over the weekend from the NASCAR Nationwide Series 17th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300.

And, much of that action was performed by Chevrolet as its cars raced around the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track a total of 200 times.

Austin Dillon started and finished in third place. Sporting the number three, Dillon raced the AdvoCare Chevrolet.

With the Hellmann’s Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr. placed right behind Dillon. Earnhardt took the number 88 from eleventh place to fourth.

Starting in seventh, Kevin Harvick took fifth place. Harvick raced a number 33 Chevrolet Camaro for Hunt Brothers Pizza.

Regan Smith, who raced the number seven TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet, took seventh place after starting in sixth.

Behind him was Great Clips Chevrolet driver Kasey Kahne. The number five took a great leap from sixteenth place to eighth.

Closing in on the top ten was Brandt Chevrolet driver Justin Allgaier, who started in fourteenth in his number 31.

You may not be able to race Chevrolets like these professionals, but Tom Naquin of Elkhart Indiana is proud to provide an extensive selection of top-performing Chevrolets to the greater South Bend area.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

HP.

That is what the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 was referred to up until its surprise unveiling at the New York International Auto Show last week.

It has been touted as the most track-capable in the history of Camaros.

Why?

To begin with, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 circles the track a whole three seconds faster thanks to increased grip and stopping power as well as reduced curb weight.

Chevrolet shed 300 pounds off of this Camaro by installing only one speaker, offering air conditioning as a mere option, removing the carpet and insulation in its trunk and utilizing a thinner glass in its rear window.

Its 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine delivers a whopping 500-horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque.

The Camaro Z/28 is only offered with a manual transmission. It sits on Pirelli PZero Trofeo R tires and features Recaro seating inside.

Production of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 will begin this fall at the Oshawa assembly plant in Ontario Canada.

And, Tom Naquin of South Bend Indiana cannot even wait.

Welcome Home, Chevrolet Camaro!

There’s no place like home.

Dorothy said it best as she closed her eyes and clicked her Ruby Red slippers together three times.

Two Ruby Red slippers may not be necessary for this return, but a set of four painted aluminum wheels may be.

After twenty years abroad, the Chevrolet Camaro is coming back to America.

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Coupe, to be launched in 2016, will be manufactured at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing Michigan.

The move will assist in efforts to consolidate its rear-wheel drive assembly, which will be based upon a similar platform as the Cadillac ATS and the Cadillac CTS that are also manufactured at this plant.

After a seven-year discontinuation, production of the Chevrolet Camaro was re-launched at Oshawa Assembly in Ontario Canada in 2009.

Since then, the plant has built 100,000 Camaros, accounting for twenty-five percent of plant production.

The current-generation Chevrolet Camaro will continue to be manufactured at Oshawa Assembly until its life-cycle fades away.