2011 SEMA ShowJust the Facts:
- The Camaro 1LE and Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport are among the Chevrolet performance concepts expected to jolt the SEMA crowd.
- Chevy is following up last year's successful wave of SEMA-inspired Camaros with a raft of new concepts, notably the Camaro Red Zone, the Camaro Synergy Series, the Camaro 1LE and the Camaro ZL1 Carbon.
- Camaro was named "hottest car" of the 2010 SEMA show.
LAS VEGAS — The Camaro 1LE and Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport are just two of the Chevrolet performance concepts — including "many Camaros and Corvettes," according to the bowtie bunch — expected to jolt this year's 2011 SEMA Show crowd.
Chevy is following up last year's successful wave of SEMA-inspired Camaros (the nameplate was selected as "hottest car" at the 2010 show) with a raft of new concepts, notably the Camaro Red Zone, the Camaro Synergy Series, the Camaro 1LE and the Camaro ZL1 Carbon.
Representing the Corvette nameplate are the aforementioned Carlisle Blue Grand Sport and the Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows "Hall of Fame" Tribute.
Chevy describes the Camaro Red Zone convertible concept as a "design statement" intended to showcase current and future accessories. Finished in Crystal Claret with a black tonneau cover, silver "heritage" stripe, body-color grille and 21-inch silver polished-face wheels, the Camaro Red Zone also gets a Pedders suspension-lowering kit and a titanium leather interior with Silver Ice accents.
The latest Camaro Synergy Series concept, like its SEMA predecessors, is intended for production. Among its features: Silver Ice exterior with black Synergy stripes on the hood; deck-lid and gill decals; body-color ground effects and grille; black 21-inch wheels with red stripe; Pedders suspension-lowering kit; red Brembo brake calipers; Hurst short-throw shifter; and black leather interior with red accent stitching on the seats, console, doors, steering wheel and shifter boot.
The Camaro 1LE concept previews a competition-ready package that borrows production components from the Camaro SS and upcoming Camaro ZL1. The racecar package bundles a Victory Red exterior with flat black hood and hash mark extensions; satin black splitter, rocker panels, rear spoiler and outside mirrors; sport suspension featuring Magnetic Ride Control; six-speed manual close-ratio transmission; 20-inch satin black racing wheels; Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G asymmetrical tires; Brembo six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers; dual exhaust outlets with ZL1-style active exhaust and diffuser; black leather interior with Light Stone stitching; and ZL1 shifter and flat-bottom steering wheel.
As the name implies, the Camaro ZL1 Carbon concept is laden with carbon-fiber extras, including an exposed-weave "Mohawk" hood insert, rear spoiler with stainless-steel wicker bill, and inserts on the interior door and instrument panel. The whole thing is finished, appropriately, in Ashen Gray, with a Jet Black leather interior and Torch Red stitching. Additional features include 20-inch satin-black wheels, Brembo calipers, Magnetic Ride Control, dual exhaust outlets with active exhaust and diffuser, suede-trimmed flat-bottom steering wheel and ZL1 pedals.
Named to mark one of the largest annual Corvette events in North America, the Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport concept introduces a new Carlisle Blue exterior, new Torque 2 silver-painted wheels and Pearl White full-length racing stripes. The car also features an LS3 6.2-liter V8 with six-speed manual transmission, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, Goodyear F1 Supercar Gen 2 tires, carbon-fiber front splitter and rockers, full-width rear spoiler, dual-mode exhaust and six-piston brake calipers.
Built to honor one of the country's best-known Corvette racing drivers, the Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows "Hall of Fame" Tribute car is finished in Torch Red and gets a Z06 Performance package with interior elements from the 2012 Centennial package, as well as Magnetic Selective Ride Control, a CFZ carbon-fiber package with splitter and rocker moldings, carbon-fiber raised hood, black headlamp housings and mirrors, and red brake calipers.
Edmunds.com says: The upside of trying to be all things to all people, at least in the case of Chevrolet, is that the performance and customization possibilities for cars like the Camaro seem endless.