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Gen 6 2016-Current Camaro History

Gen 6 Camaro History

The sixth-generation Camaro was introduced in 2016 and has continued to the present day. Rather than a case of Camaro evolution, the sixth generation can be defined as a glorious Camaro revolution. This Camaro is on a completely different chassis than the fifth-generation. Nothing is the same. The new design was so striking and revolutionary that Motor Trend once again gave the Camaro its Car of the Year award.

The sixth generation consisted of four models: the 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS.

For the performance-minded Camaro enthusiast, the Camaro has rocketed into the future with an available 455hp V8. Not sure you need that much horsepower or fuel consumption? No problem! The Camaro is available once again with a fuel-sipping four-cylinder engine. But this is no sluggish econobox-type motor. This is a turbo charged four-cylinder that cranks out 275hp.

Of course, the venerable V6 is still available and supplies plenty of power at 335hp. Transmissions are available as either a six-speed manual or a new eight-speed automatic. An additional plus is that Camaro now has magnetic ride control so you can select your ride comfort for road or track.

For everyday comfort, the sixth-generation Camaro is well appointed. It boasts a cockpit-style interior constructed with premium materials, rich textures and custom-tailored stitching. A heads-up display keeps you aware of your ride's performance, health and accessories without looking away from the road. The dash can be connected to your cellphone and the internet for music, navigation and anything else you use your phone for.

History is still being made with this sixth generation of Camaros. Four powertrains are available for the 2022 model, with a maximum of 650hp possible. The starting MSRP for 2022 was listed as $25,000. But options can drive that price higher - sometimes much higher.

This latest iteration of the venerable badge has already become a hit with collectors. According to, the average sale price for a sixth-gen Camaro is $97,291. The top price recorded was $600,000.

Due to the popularity of the sixth-generation Camaro, the performance aftermarket has 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. Here at Rick's Camaro, we pride ourselves as the premier retailer of all things sixth generation. You've come to the right place to make your sixth generation be the best Camaro on the road and exclusively yours. Call or email us for answers to any questions you may have about this generation or any other generation of Camaro.

Fun Facts:

A GM spokesperson was once quoted as saying the only parts carried over from the fifth generation to the sixth generation were the license plate screws.

The dash and interior lighting are customizable, with 24 preset colors.

In 2017, The ZL1 became available again as a supercharged version. The ZL1 offered 650hp, the most horsepower the Camaro has ever left the factory with.

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