A sign of things to come
Racing legend Roger Penske helmed a Camaro Z/28 in 1968-69, taking home top honors in the 1969 SCCA Trans-Am Championship, winning eight of the series 12 races. This success was just the beginning of the Z/28 legacy of racing performance.
Leader of the pack
The 1969 Indianapolis 500 pace car featured Dover White exterior paint with Hugger Orange Stripes and a special ducted hood. It was the second time in 3 years that Camaro paced the storied Brickyard race.
Camaro serves as an inspiration in almost any arena, including high fashion, as seen here in a 1967 photo shoot.
They called it Camaro
Various iterations of Camaro were being developed as early as 1963 under the code name XP-836. Later known as "Panther," the 1st generation Camaro had a variety of trims and optional striping patterns at launch, meaning there was a Camaro for just about anyone.
A ride for all
Designed as a highly personalized car, the 1967 Camaro was available with five different engines and a number of trims and accessories.
Conceived for drag racing, 69 ZL-1 Camaros were created in 1969. Above the 6.6L size threshold set by General Motors, these massive 427 (7.0L) aluminum big block engines were capable of a staggering 430 horsepower, and are still highly sought after today.
Teed up for greatness
1978 Camaro Type LT introduced the T-Top to the Camaro lineup, an iconic feature that would go on to span several generations.
Make it yours
This 1970 Camaro catalog shows the various options and levels of customization that have made Camaro a versatile favorite for 50 years.
A look underneath
In 1977 Z28 returned, shown with the performance components that helped make it a true performance icon, like a 350 cubic-inch V8 with four-barrel carburetor and upgraded chassis that made Z28 a handling machine.
The 1974 Camaro is such a gorgeous machine, that even watching its paint dry evokes a nostalgic exhilaration. And for good reason - the 2nd generation Camaro was said by many to mimic the sophisticated looks of a European supercar, with an exterior facelift that featured new bumpers, front grille and tail lamps.
The dominance is in the details
Endless blood, sweat and tears go into the making of a performance legend like Z28, down to its distinctive badging, shown here for 1974. This iconic logo has seen a number of iterations, but power and performance have been a mainstay.
A crystal ball
The 1989 Camaro California IROC Concept was a look at the future, as the 4th generation Camaro took on many of its design cues.
Louder than rock and roll
The street-legal IROC-Z was fitted with a monster tuned-port, fuel-injected 5-liter V8 and shattered egos wherever it went.
The 1983 Camaro Z/28 leapt off the page with its angular figure. And it leapt off the line with the power of a new 5.0 L L69 High-Output V8 engine that truly left the competition chasing shadows.
From track to street
The IROC-Z package was introduced in 1985 as a nod to Camaro being the official car of the International Race of Champions.
Fire it up
The available 5.0L Tuned-Port Injected engine found in the all-new 1985 IROC-Z borrowed its TPI system from Corvette and was capable of churning out 215 horsepower.
A racing legacy
As the 1993 4th generation showed here, Camaro is always eager to start a race.
Lay it down
Camaro has never had a problem with playing loud, as shown here in this 2002 burnout. An available Corvette-derived LS1 engine was capable of 310 horsepower, showing where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Of its time
The 1993 Z28 left behind sharp angles in favor of a smooth, sleek physique. While it was different on the outside, the idea under the hood remained the same, with a 5.7L LT1 V8 engine.
Power to the streets
The Camaro SS returned in 1997, modified by an outside firm called SLP but sold through Chevrolet dealers. It produced 330 horsepower from the LT4 V8 engine. The package included a larger rear spoiler and special 17-inch wheels.
The next chapter
The highly anticipated return of Camaro occurs in the 2010 model with a fully contemporary design inspired by the 1969 Camaro.
Back with a bang
The legendary ZL1 returns to the Camaro lineup in 2012 and features a supercharged 6.2L V8 capable of 580 horsepower.
Ready for its close-up
The 5th generation Camaro buzzed onto the scene before it was officially born, hitting the big screen in 2007 prior to landing in dealerships two years later.
Camaro paced the Indianapolis 500 once again in 2011, sporting a look that harkened back to the original 1969 pace car.
Ready to rumble
The 5th generation Camaro helped usher in a new era of track dominance, but it’s always maintained its legendary street credentials.
A loud arrival
In Fall 2013, the all-new Z/28 established a lap record at the Nürburgring with a time of 7:37.47, putting it ahead of the published times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S.
A new era of precision
The 6th generation ZL1 takes performance to new extremes, with a supercharged 6.2L LT4 capable of 650 horsepower, Magnetic Ride suspension and Electronic Limited Slip Differential that helps pull up to 1.02 g of lateral force through corners.
A fitting tribute
The 2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary edition honors the incredible history of Camaro with a unique Nightfall Gray exterior and striping package, 20-inch wheels, unique grille and eye-catching orange calipers.
Elite performance for all
The 2017 Camaro 1LE brings track prowess to a V6 Camaro for the first time, while the SS 1LE features an advanced suspension package that, when paired with Goodyear F1 Eagle F1 Supercar tires, achieves lateral acceleration over 1 g.
A track tamer
The 2017 1LE Performance Package is available in a V6 for the first time, letting you push performance to the extreme in your daily driver.
From street to strip
The 6th generation COPO Camaro is a continuation of the Camaro legacy of drag strip dominance, competing in the NHRA Stock and Super Stock Eliminator classes.
We celebrated the 50th anniversary of Camaro the only way we knew how: putting rubber on the asphalt. Thousands of fans participated in and witnessed a Camaro Rally up historic Woodward Avenue, America's first paved highway and the stage on which Detroit celebrates automotive icons of the past.