It's rumored that the last car crossed production lines.
In a bittersweet moment for automotive enthusiasts, the final sixth-generation Chevy Camaro Convertible is making its way through the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan, signaling the end of an iconic era for this beloved model. As 2024 marks the last model year for the sixth-gen Camaro, these final units hold a special place in the heart of car lovers and industry insiders alike.
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A recent social media post from inside the GM Lansing Grand River plant captured this poignant milestone. The post featured an image of a sign that read “Last LGR Built Camaro Convertible – Nice Job LGR Body Shop Team!” alongside the emblematic Chevy Camaro logo. This farewell note was attached to the bare metal frame of what appears to be a striking Camaro Convertible, finished in Vivid Orange Metallic paint with Black Metallic Rally stripes, and set on 20-inch 5-spoke Carbon Flash-painted aluminum wheels.
This milestone follows another significant update from the plant – the production of the last LT4 engine for the sixth-gen Chevy Camaro ZL1. Manufactured at the Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine is a powerhouse, boasting 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. This engine not only powered the sixth-gen Camaro ZL1 but also the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and Cadillac Escalade-V.
The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been a market mainstay for nine robust model years, with hundreds of thousands sold. Known for its supreme athleticism and poise, this generation introduced Magnetic Ride Control on the Camaro SS and expanded the track-focused 1LE packages across the lineup. The pinnacle of this generation, the ZL1 1LE, set the record for the fastest Camaro around GM’s Milford Road Course.
As Chevrolet prepares to bid farewell to this current generation, they do so with a deep sense of gratitude. Scott Bell, vice president of Global Chevrolet, expressed heartfelt thanks to every Camaro customer, assembly line worker, and race fan. He reassured that while an immediate successor isn't announced, the Camaro's story is far from over.
To commemorate this iconic model, Chevrolet will introduce the Collector’s Edition package in 2024 for the Camaro RS, SS, and a limited number of ZL1 models in North America. This special edition not only pays homage to the Camaro’s legacy but also nods to its origins, dating back to the first generation's development in the 1960s, originally code-named "Panther."
As the last of the sixth-generation Camaros roll off the assembly line in January 2024, it marks not just the end of an era but also a celebration of a legacy that has captivated hearts and roads worldwide.
Source: GM Authority