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First Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Sells for $250,000

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is a track-ready monster of a muscle car that isn’t yet available on the public market, but the first model has already been sold. The first-ever Camaro ZL1 1LE went up for sale at a Barret-Jackson auction and sold to the tune of $250,000. This isn’t the first time the buyer has made such a large purchase either.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - Tom Naquin Chevrolet - Elkhart, IN

The buyer, Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, dropped a quarter-million on the most track-oriented Camaro to date without blinking. His past purchases include the first-ever Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, which went for $825,000.

Under the hood of the new Camaro ZL1 1LE sits a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers a massive 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque for a perfectly-tuned 1:1 ratio. Drivers will also enjoy Brembo brakes, track-oriented tires, a carbon fiber rear wing, and more.

Like all first-ever production models of General Motors vehicles, the money went to a good cause. The United Way charity received all proceeds from the auction. The charitable organizations works to help communities through partnerships with schools and banks.

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE officially hits the market later this year. Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we’re happy to see the first-ever Camaro ZL1 1LE helping a great cause and going to a great owner in one fell swoop!

New 50th Anniversary Camaro SS to Serve as Pace Car for Indy 500

50th Anniversary Camaro SS

A new version of the 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will hit the track for the Indianapolis 500, serving as the pace car for this iconic race.

A new version of the 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will hit the track for the Indianapolis 500, serving as the pace car for this iconic race. Driven by motorsports legend Roger Penske, the 50th Anniversary Camaro SS is designed to show how far the muscle car has come.

This will be the ninth time the Camaro has served as a pace car for the Indianapolis 500, and the 27th time for Chevrolet. The Camaro SS has 455 units of raw horsepower, making it one of the few pace cars to require no additional performance modifications.

“Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500 have a long, storied history and it’s an honor to mark the respective milestones of the Indy 500 race and the Camaro simultaneously,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of Global Product Development and Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It’s also a privilege to have Roger Penske perform the driving duties, as his team has helped Chevrolet earn four consecutive IndyCar manufacturer titles since 2012.”

The Camaro will feature 20-inch 50th Anniversary Wheels, a unique grille and chrome accents, a body-color front splitter, orange brake calipers, a black leather and suede interior, and truly one of a kind 50th Anniversary badging.

Chevrolet Celebrates Camaro’s Birthday with 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro

50th Anniversary Edition Camaro

Chevy celebrated the Camaro’s 50th birthday on March 8th with an anticipated special-edition model, called the 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro.

A lot of automakers have been celebrating their anniversaries lately. Chevy joined by celebrating the Camaro’s 50th birthday on March 8th with an anticipated special-edition model, called the 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro.

You can get this commemorative Camaro as a coupe or a convertible. The model features nightfall gray metallic paint accented by an orange and black stripe that runs down the hood and down the trunk lid. A model-specific “Fifty” emblem is featured on both front fenders. This edition comes standard with the RS package that include HID headlights, LED tail lamps, and a trunk-mounted spoiler.

The interior looks promising, too, with black leather upholstery with orange contrast stitching on the seats and dashboard. Plus, the “50th Anniversary” badge is featured on the instrument panel, seatbacks, and steering wheel. Illuminated door sills make this Camaro extra-special.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition will be offered in two trim levels called the 2LT and the 2SS when it goes on sale this summer. Now you definitely have something to look forward to!

Chevrolet Expected to Unveil Camaro ZL1 Convertible

Camaro ZL1 Convertible

Now that its availability has been confirmed, the luxurious Chevy Camaro ZL1 convertible is a vehicle that enthusiasts can’t wait to see.

The new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has been causing quite a stir lately after the release of the iconic sports car’s new generation, which is lighter, faster, and more powerful than ever before. Now, following the reveal of the Camaro’s range-topping ZL1 trim, industry experts have confirmed that the ZL1 trim level will be available for both Hardtop and Convertible models. Enthusiasts are clamoring for a look at the luxurious Chevy Camaro ZL1 convertible.

The previous generation of the Camaro debuted the ZL1 model back in 2012, and the variant came with a 580-HP supercharged V8 engine and a standard Magnetic Ride Control suspension, as well as a number of small updates that, when put together, amounted to an overall smoother ride and drastically superior performance. Experts have high hopes for the ZL1 trim on the 2016 Camaro, though no information is available yet. To combine something like the Camaro ZL1 with a convertible top is a winning formula of both power and luxury.

The higher trim level of the Chevy Camaro is expected to make an appearance at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, though no one is sure if the Camaro ZL1 Convertible is yet to accompany its hardtop brother at the event. Whenever it decides to reveal itself, the industry will be watching in rapt attention.

2016 Camaro Production Begins

2016 Camaro Production

In order to handle 2016 Camaro production, General Motors hired an additional 450 workers this past summer and added a second shift.

The sixth generation of the Camaro is here at last and, entirely rebuilt from the tires up, it promises to be the best yet! General Motors revealed the muscle car at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant a few weeks ago. This is the first time the Camaro has been made in the United States since the third generation rolled off the line in 1992.

The latest and greatest Camaro was officially revealed to the public back in May and hype has been building ever since. General Motors hired an additional 450 workers this past summer and added a second shift to spur production.

“Everyone’s excited to see to the Camaro roll down the line and get shipped to customers,” said Erin Davis, GM’s Lansing-based spokeswoman. “We feel really lucky we’re the plant that gets to have it built not only in the U.S. but Lansing.”

2016 Camaro production is expected to be running at full speed for the foreseeable future.

The introductory model is the Camaro 1LT, available at a starting price of $25,700 with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or 2.6-liter V6 under the hood. At the top of the pyramid is the 1SS with a 6.2-liter V8 under the hood and a price of $37,795.

We here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet can’t wait to see the latest Camaro on our lot!

$175 Million Allocated for Production of All-New Chevy Camaro Six

All-New Chevy Camaro Six

General Motors is revamping the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and planning to re-hire 500 employees to help produce the all-new Chevy Camaro Six.

General Motors is cutting a check for $175 million dollars. The funds will be used to revamp the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and to re-hire 500 employees to add a second shift. Why? Because the all-new Chevy Camaro Six is coming to town. Actually, it’s being built in town.

When it comes to America’s best-selling performance car for the past five years, Chevy is committed to building the next-generation model right. Using the allocated funds, the plant will receive the necessary equipment for three paint systems producing Camaro-specific colors: Summit White, Bright Yellow, and Red Hot. In addition, the money will assist in adding two robotic framers to ensure a “more precise drive experience.”

“With this investment in tooling and equipment, we will continue to do our part to build on the high-quality reputation of this iconic car,” said Scott Whybrew, GM’s North American Manufacturing Manager. “These investments in the Lansing plants are proof of the teams’ quality commitment, to put the customer at the center of everything we do!”

The all-new 2016 Camaro was recently introduced on May 16 and the $175 million in improvements to the Lansing plant are part of General Motors’ larger plan to invest $5.4 billion over the next three years to improve U.S. facilities.

New 2016 Camaro Technology Shines

New 2016 Camaro technology will allow drivers to tailor their ride to suit… their ride. Whether you’re cruising around town, taking a trip across the country, or revving it up on the track, the 2016 Camaro driver settings will allow you to do so with ease.

2016 Camaro technology

Drivers can choose between 3-4 optimized modes on the new Drive Mode Selector in order to fit the exact conditions in which they are driving. Driving modes include Snow/Ice, Tour, and Sport. A Track setting is also available on SS models. Other enhanced performance features include the dual-mode exhaust system.

Aaron Link, lead development engineer of the Camaro, said, “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”

The all-new Camaro will be launched on May 16th, and we’re excited to see all the changes! Stay tuned to our blog and we’ll let you know when the 2016 Camaro arrives here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet.

2015 Chevy  Camaro

2015 Chevy Camaro

Until then, check out the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, available for test drives now!

Fifth-Gen Chevy Camaro Sales to Pass 500k This Month

2015 Chevy Camaro: Fifth-Gen Chevy Camaro SalesChevrolet is about to pass a benchmark that few automakers get to celebrate; this month, Chevy is expected to sell their 500,000th fifth-gen Camaro this month, a true testament to the model’s long-term popularity and reliability.

And, of course, Chevrolet is using the opportunity to tease fans about the sixth-gen Camaro, with a brief video of the six-gen model still in camouflage, at the end of this celebratory viral video on their YouTube page.


Fifth-Gen Chevy Camaro Sales

It’s no surprise that the fifth-gen Camaro is hitting this milestone, as sales for the vehicle rose 7.1 percent last year alone. In fact, since it went on sale in August of 2009, the Camaro has been the best-selling performance car in the United States.

It’s only been 2015 for two full months, but Camaro sales are already up 3.6 percent, compared to the same period in 2014.

What do you think of these incredible fifth-gen Chevy Camaro sales? Let us know in the comments.

Three Chevy Models Top Segment in 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study

In the 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study, three-year-old vehicles were evaluated for their quality as seen in the number of problems reported by owners within the previous year. We at Tom Naquin Chevrolet are proud to have three Chevy vehicles named most dependable in their segments.

2015 Chevrolet Malibu - 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu (model year 2012) topped the Midsize Car segment; the Silverado HD earned the highest dependability among large heavy duty trucks; and the Camaro was crowned winner in the Midsize Sporty Car segment for the third year in a row.

Each of our segment-winning vehicles reported the fewest of 177 problem symptoms in eight categories.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado - 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study

2015 Chevrolet Silverado – 2015 J.D. Power Dependability Study

In addition, the Tahoe, Silverado 1500, and Suburban ranked among the top three in their segments.

“Chevrolet is committed to offering customers a complete lineup of vehicles that deliver great performance, design, and technology, and do it with great value,” said Brian Sweeney, Chevrolet’s U.S. vice president of Sales and Service. “Vehicle dependability is a large part of that value, and this prestigious award recognizes our ongoing efforts to further enhance value for our customers.”

Next-Generation Camaro Glimpsed at Detroit Auto Show

2015 Chevy Camaro  |  What will the next-generation Camaro bring?

2015 Chevy Camaro | What will the next-generation Camaro bring?

Here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet, we were secretly hoping a prototype of the next-generation Camaro would crop up at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month. Instead, the totally awesome Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept stole the show, and we loved it. But we also got a glimpse of the new Camaro as well, if only in silhouette form—we think.

Next-Generation Camaro

The Chevrolet brand revealed a glimpse of five new models that will be released this year—all silhouetted. And one of those vehicles is pretty certainly the new Camaro, a 2016 model with a pointier front end and other updated exterior design tweaks. Plus, there were also some new spy photos of the new Camaro revealed, so it seems like we are pretty close to a new Camaro production model in any case.

The new Camaro was recently spotted undergoing testing in California—but soon it will be not just in the Golden State, but all over our great land.

Come see us here at Tom Naquin Chevrolet to learn more about the Camaro and the rest of these new models coming down the pike this year as well.