Chevrolet gives sixth-gen Camaro a Panther-themed sendoff


Chevrolet is reaching deep into the early days of Camaro development for the car’s 2024 sendoff. The final year of the sixth-generation Camaro will see an optional Collector’s Edition available across the model range in two colors named after the car’s codename from the mid-1960s: Panther.

“We found it fitting for this Collector’s Edition Camaro to officially recognize the significance of the original code name and share it with Camaro enthusiasts,” said Rich Scheer, design director of Chevrolet Performance. “Of course, the name ‘Panther’ influenced the colors used, Panther Black Metallic for SS and Panther Matte Black for ZL1.”

2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Collector’s Edition

The Panther Black Metallic Tintcoat paint will be found on the V-6-powered 1LT, on the LT1-powered LT1, and on the 1SS, which is also LT1-powered. The shiny metallic paint will be highlighted with satin black stripes and 20-inch satin black wheels, or contrasted by optional polished forged wheels. All Collector’s Editions will wear the front splitter from the 1LE package, and coupes get the rear spoiler from the ZL1 package.

Just 350 copies of the ZL1 Collector’s Edition will be built, and they will each wear Panther Black Matte paint, along with a black metallic stripe. Like the other Collector’s Editions, the ZL1 coupes will use the ZL1 1LE front splitter and rear spoiler, with the exception of the convertibles, which only get the splitter. Each of the 350 ZL1 Collector’s Edition buyers will receive a serialized steering wheel badge along with a Shinola Canfield Sport 45-mm watch with a serial number that matches their car.

Aside from the paint and aero bits, each Camaro Collector’s Edition will use unique script fender badging that incorporates a panther into the Camaro’s “R”, along with floor mats with a laser-etched aluminum Collector’s Edition logo. The panther will also make an appearance on the steering wheel.

As much as we’d have liked to see the Camaro go out with a bang, with, say, a 302-cubic-inch version of the Corvette’s LT6 or with a much more realistic LT2 V-8 that powers the current Stingray, at least the Collector’s Edition will be noticeably unique with its paint, especially the ZL1 Collector’s Edition, which will mark the first time a matte paint has ever been applied to a Camaro from the factory. The package price, along with the totals for coupe models are as follows:

1LT $4995 $39,440 (includes required $1950 RS package)
LT1 $5495 $47,385 (includes required $1495 RS package)
1SS $5995 $49,890
ZL1 $14,995 $88,690

Those totals don’t include the gas-guzzler tax for the ZL1, which will add another grand to the total. You may have also noted that there was no mention of the 2.0-liter turbo. Production of the 2.0-liter LTG engine had been winding down, and the Camaro was the last model that still used the engine. If you were hoping for a forced-induction Camaro Collector’s Edition, you’ll have to go full-bore and opt for the ZL1. All versions will be available for order starting June 15.




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