The 2017 Camaro 50th Anniversary Special Edition is available summer 2016 on 2LT and 2SS coupe or convertible models. The Special Edition features a Nightfall Gray exterior, unique 20” wheels and center caps, orange stripe package and a black interior with suede accents and orange stitching. Distinct 50th anniversary badging treatment is featured on seatbacks, the steering wheel badge and illuminated sill plates. For the 2017 model year, every Camaro built will feature a special 50th Anniversary badge on the steering wheel.

NEW FOR 2017

  • Available 50th Anniversary Edition
  • “FIFTY” badge on the steering wheel of all models
  • Teen Driver feature that allows parents to set controls, review driving habits and encourage safe driving habits even when they are not in the vehicle
  • Exterior color: Arctic Blue Metallic




City 20 (2.0L man.)
22 (2.0L auto.)
19 (3.6L auto.)
Highway 30 (2.0L man.)
31 (2.0L auto.)
28 (3.6L auto.)


19 gal. / 72 liters


Type: 2.0L I-4 DOHC VVT DI Turbocharged
(hp / kW @ rpm):
275 / 205 @ 5600 (SAE certified)
(lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):
295 / 400 @ 3000-4500 (SAE certified)
Type: 3.6L V-6 DOHC VVT DI (includes cylinder deactivation with automatic transmission)
(hp / kW @ rpm):
335 / 250 @ 6800 (SAE certified)
(lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):
284 / 383 @ 5300 (SAE certified)


Type: TREMEC six-speed manual (std.)
Hydra-Matic 8L45 eight-speed automatic (avail.)
Final Drive Ratio: 3.27 (2.0L Turbo or 3.6L with manual)
2.77 (3.6L with automatic)


Front Suspension: MacPherson-type strut with dual lower ball joints, twin-tube struts and direct-acting stabilizer bar;
Rear Suspension: Independent five-link with twin-tube shocks and direct-acting stabilizer bar
Steering Type: ZF rack-mounted electric, power-assisted and variable ratio rack-and-pinion
Turning Circle
(ft. / m):
38.1 / 11.6
Brake Type: Four-wheel disc with four-channel ABS
Brake Rotor Size (in / mm): Front: 12.6 / 321 vented with four-piston fixed calipers (std.); 13.6 / 345 vented with four-piston fixed calipers with available Brembo system
Rear: 12.4 / 315 vented, with single-piston sliding calipers
Wheel Size: 18-in. aluminum (std.)
20-in. aluminum (avail. and included with RS package and 50th Anniversary Edition)
Tire Size: P245/50R18 Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S all-season
P245/40R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric A/S EMA all-season run-flat


(in. / mm):
110.7 / 2811
Overall Length
(in. / mm):
188.3 / 4784
Overall Width
(in. / mm):
74.7 / 1897
Overall Height
(in. / mm):
53.1 / 1348
Track (in. mm): Front: 62.5 / 1588
Rear: 63.7 / 1618


(in / mm):
38.5 / 978 (front – coupe)
38.5 / 978 (front – conv.)
33.5 / 852 (rear – coupe)
33.4 / 850 (rear – conv.)
(in. / mm):
43.9 / 1115 (front)
29.9 / 759 (rear)
Shoulder Room
(in. / mm):
55 / 1398 (front)
TBD (rear)
Hip Room
(in. / mm):
54.5 / 1386 (front)
TBD (rear)


Curb Weight
(lb. / kg):
3354 / 1521 (2.0T manual – coupe)
3334 / 1512 (2.0T automatic – coupe)
3627 / 1645 (2.0T manual – conv.)
3607 / 1636 (2.0T automatic – conv.)
3463 / 1570 (3.6L manual – coupe)
3454 / 1566 (3.6L automatic – coupe)
3734 / 1693 (3.6L manual – conv.)
3725 / 1689 (3.6L automatic – conv.)
Cargo volume
(cu. ft. / L):
9.1 / 257 (coupe)
7.3 / 206 (conv.)

Historic birthday highlights a legacy of achievement for Camaro to build upon for years to come

DETROIT — Fifty years ago today, on Sept. 29, 1966, an American icon was born when the very first 1967 Camaro was sold.

To commemorate this momentous occasion as well as Camaro’s illustrious past, which includes six unforgettable generations and more than 5 million units sold, Chevrolet is celebrating with an interactive timeline

The interactive timeline — utilizing the one-of-a-kind 11-by-60-foot mural created by Chevrolet and its advertising agency Commonwealth//McCann collaborating with the design collective ILOVEDUST — allows users to explore artwork of each Camaro generation to uncover special photos and facts that showcase the Camaro’s rich history and its evolution over the course of five decades.

“Through the course of its iconic 50-year history, Camaro has been a reflection of the times, forging in passionate influences from customers, development teams and racing technology,” said Tom Peters, director of exterior design, Chevrolet Performance Cars. “What has remained consistent is the beautifully simple and powerful sculpture that has stayed instantly recognizable to our customers and enthusiasts of all ages. I have the same passion today as when I saw a Camaro for the very first time. It just makes you smile!”

The retrospective video celebrates all six generations and chronicles the connection between Camaro’s design and performance and the enthusiasts who owned them.

“Camaro fans share a lot of creative passion for the car — passion for performance and for styling — that was passed along in every generation,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “Camaro’s 50th birthday reminds us of Chevy’s history of ingenuity and design excellence. We want to honor our past by creating more exhilarating and stunning Camaros year after year, and that’s what we plan to do.”

Visitors to www.CamaroFifty.com will also be able to enjoy highlights from this summer’s Camaro 50th Anniversary Celebration, which included a car show and tours at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant; a Camaro Rally of approximately 300 Camaros that concluded at the Woodward Dream Cruise; and the 2017 50th Anniversary Edition coupes and convertibles.



Chevrolet Announces Camaro 50th Anniversary Activities

Assembly plant tours, special Woodward Dream Cruise display mark milestone

DETROIT – Fifty years to the day after the Camaro name was publically revealed, Chevrolet today announced plans to commemorate Camaro’s 50th anniversary this summer during the Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Chevrolet.

The activities include:

  • A celebration at and tours of the Lansing Grand River plant, where the Camaro is built, on Aug. 18
  • “Camaros and Coffee” in Detroit, on Aug. 19
  • A special Camaro heritage display at Chevrolet’s site for the Woodward Dream Cruise, on Aug. 20.

Chevrolet’s Woodward Dream Cruise display will include rare and milestone examples from the car’s six generations, including the all-new 2017 Camaro ZL1 and 1LE models.

“Over the past half-century, the Camaro has fostered enthusiasm, camaraderie and memories like few other vehicles,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “It’s a passion Chevrolet takes seriously and the activities this summer are a way of giving back to those who have made the Camaro an icon.”

Lansing Grand River activities

The Camaro 50th Anniversary Celebration kicks off Aug. 18 at the Lansing Grand River plant, near downtown Lansing, Mich. Chevrolet will host Camaro owners and enthusiasts throughout the day, with a car show, heritage display and discussions with Camaro team members, including Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser.

There will also be a Camaro-only parking area for up to 500 cars, a tent offering unique Camaro 50th merchandise and on-site food vendors. Tours of the plant begin at 7 a.m. and run through 3:30 p.m., each lasting approximately 45 minutes.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at building the Camaro from the ground up,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “Whether you’re a Camaro owner or simply a fan, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.”

Camaros and Coffee

Everyone with a Camaro is invited to participate on Friday, Aug. 19. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Joe Louis Arena Riverfront parking lot, at 19 Steve Yzerman Dr., in downtown Detroit. Space for 500 cars is available to consumers on a first come, first served basis. At 9:45 a.m. 50th Anniversary edition Camaros will lead the Camaro Rally participants toward Woodward Avenue, where they can drive the famous cruise route into the afternoon.

Panther society

The June 28, 1966, announcement of the Camaro’s name was a tongue-in-cheek press conference hosted by Chevrolet general manager Pete Estes, who announced everyone in attendance – including reporters from 14 cities on the line in a first-of-its kind teleconference – were charter members of the Society for the Elimination of Panthers from the Automotive World. He said it was the first and last meeting of the group, before revealing the name Camaro.

The Panther reference had floated in the news for the previous two years, when word got out Chevrolet was working on the Camaro. The project was code-named Panther, but Chevrolet had always intended to give the car a “C” name to follow the convention of its other car models such as Chevelle and Corvette. The “Panther society” press conference playfully put to rest the speculated name for the new car.

The public got its first look at the all-new Camaro in September 1966. In its first model year, the Camaro achieved 220,906 sales.

FAST FACT: When asked about the meaning of Camaro upon its introduction, some Chevrolet managers reportedly said it was a small, vicious animal that ate Mustangs.

also see:

Chevrolet Camaro (1967-2002) 

Chevrolet Cars (2000-2014) 



Chart Comparing 1967 Camaro SS 396 To 2017 Camaro 1SS Shows Performance Improvements, Cost Increase, Weight Gain and More

To celebrate the Camaro’s 50th anniversary, H&H Classic Parts has created a detailed chart comparing a 1967 Camaro SS to a 2017 Camaro 1SS. The comparison graphic reveals the 2017 Camaro has increased in both weight and price. The newer model weighs 360 pounds more than its 1967 counterpart, and, when adjusted for inflation, the MSRP of the 2017 Camaro 1SS is nearly 50% more expensive than the 1967 Camaro SS 396 with the L78 engine package.

“In many ways, the ’67 Camaro SS 396 is beyond comparison,” says Tray Smith, vice president of H&H Classic Parts. “The first Camaro’s combination of style and performance are irresistible to classic Chevy enthusiasts like myself. The 2017 Camaro SS is definitely impressive, but it comes at a hefty price.”

Despite the additional weight, the 2017 Camaro proves itself in the performance comparison. It is considerably faster, more powerful, and handles much better than the ’67 model. The 6.2-liter LT1 V8 produces 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, and when paired with the 8-speed auto transmission, it can run the 1/4 mile in 12.3 seconds. That’s substantially faster than the 1967 model, which had less power, fewer gears, and a much harder time getting traction.

“The ’67 Camaro had a single leaf on the rear axle, making it very prone to wheel hop. Chevy also placed both shocks on the same side of the axle, making launches impossible. Our estimated 1/4 mile time is a best-case scenario number,” says Smith. “The 2017 model, on the other hand, is relatively easy to launch. Not to mention, the suspension and tires are light years ahead of late 1960s technology,” explains Smith.

The suspension comparison is just one item on the chart. Some of the most notable comparisons are:

  • The very slight change in the wheelbase between the two cars, an interesting fact considering 50 years have passed
  • The 2017 Camaro’s enhanced braking performance, stopping more than 100 feet shorter than the ’67
  • The mild improvement in fuel economy

“The fuel economy comparison between 1967 and 2017 is fascinating. When tuned correctly and running right, it was possible to get mid teens gas mileage with a ’67 back in the day,” says Smith. “But today’s car has fuel injection, computerized engine management, and 8 gears in the transmission. While the new car makes substantially more power than the ’67 model – and the new car is heavier – the relatively small increase in gas mileage over the last 50 years was a surprise.”


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