Gen 5 Camaro History

The Camaro model rolled off into the sunset at the end of the run in 2002. Many thought this would be the end of the Camaro forever. Then in 2006 at the North American International Auto Show, a Camaro concept made its debut and received the Best in Show award. This was essentially the beginning of the fifth generation which began in 2010 and ended in 2015.

The fifth generation Camaro was a completely different car from the ground up. Styling was reminiscent of a 1969 Camaro and the public and medial loved it because the production model was almost identical to the concept vehicle. Available in only a coupe at first with the convertible following one year later, the Camaro was gobbled up by the public. The Camaro outsold the Mustang and the Challenger almost every month for 2010. The fifth generation Camaro was very different in the fact it was part luxury car and part high performance vehicle. It could be ordered with an interior as luxurious or as sparse as the consumer wanted. Brembo brakes on all four wheels were available with some models to haul the Camaro down to legal speeds in a hurry! Meanwhile under the hood, the Camaro could be had with a 304hp V6 or a V8 with up to 426hp! The big plus was Chevrolet offered over the counter air intakes and other go fast goodies to make both the V6 and V8 more powerful and fun to drive.

New models were also available for the first time. The fifth generation Camaro was available in 1LS as the base model, 1LT and 1LT as the mid-level models and finally the top of the line 1SS and 2SS. Later in 2011, the 1LS was dropped and the other four Camaro models were retained. Later, in the run the limited edition ZL1 was revived in a limited edition and the Z/28 returned as the ground pounding Camaro built to handle the racetrack.

Due to the popularity of the fifth generation Camaro, the performance aftermarket responded in kind with radical exhausts, tuning chips, body modifications and all sorts of products to make the already fast Camaro even faster and better looking too! Rick’s Camaros also responded by being the premier retailer of all things fifth generation. You’ve come to the right place to make your fifth generation be the best Camaro on the road and exclusively yours.

fun facts:

The Camaro was a movie star in the Transformers series as the black and yellow Autobot “Bumblebee”.

The fifth generation Camaro paced the Indianapolis 500 in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2014. This would cement the Camaro firmly behind the Corvette as pacing the race the most.

2010 marked the first year the Camaro was available from the factory with a sunroof.