The 2020 Chevy Camaro doesn’t have a huge amount of changes, but what changed is a huge amount.
There’s a brand-new LT1 V8 model that slides into the black hole between the LT and SS. It means an affordable performance car with a 455hp LT1 V8. At less than $35,000, go ahead and argue with us that it’s not a bargain.
The new LT1 is a bit of a Frankenstein’d Camaro, having borrowed a few of the best components from other trims. For example, it’s not a new V8—it comes from the SS; ditto the vented hood. It also features a lot of LT (1LT). The LT1 also has black emblems, LT1 fender badging, and 20-inch SS-like wheels.
On the V6 side of the ’20 Camaro, a new 10-speed automatic transmission ends the residency of the eight-speed. Chevy noted that this 10-speed is based on the one in the SS and ZL1, but has been tweaked for its pairing with the 3.6L V6. You can still get the six-speed manual trans.
Some of you were haters when it came to the SS’s last front-end redesign, so that’s been addressed with the ’20 Camaro. “Customers spoke, and we listened,” said Steve Majoros, the director of Chevy’s passenger car and crossover marketing. If you recall last year’s ’19 Camaro SS Shock concept car, the ’20 SS fascia will be familiar. The rumor when the Shock debuted was that what we were seeing was actually the new SS fascia being paraded around. So, the ’20 SS didn’t even get a plagiarized version of the Shock’s fascia. It got it.
Other odds and ends for the refreshed Camaro include the availability of Recaro seats for the LT in addition to the 1LE and 20-inch forged-aluminum rims for the LT, LT1, and SS. The rear spoiler has expanded beyond the RS package and can now be had on the LT and LT. There’s also Rally Green paint.
You can buy the ’20 Camaro in the fall.
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