Production of the sixth generation Camaro will come to an end with the 2024 model year. Two new commemorative editions are going to be offered in very limited quantities. The 2024 Collector’s Edition Camaro will be built on the LT/RS, LT1, SS and ZL1 trims and made available to 350 buyers in North America. The Garage 56 Edition Camaros will be made available to just 56 US buyers. In the 1960’s, when the first generation Camaro was in development, Chevrolet used the code name 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, Chevrolet Performance. “Of course, the name ‘Panther’ influenced the colors used, Panther Black Metallic for SS and Panther Matte Black for ZL1.”
The Collector’s Edition will be available with the new Panther Black Metallic Tintcoat paint, Satin Black stripes, 20-inch Satin Black forged wheels, or optional polished rims, and the front splitter from the 1LE. Coupes will have the rear spoiler from the ZL1 package. For the first time, Chevrolet is offering matte paint on the Camaro, the Panther Black Matte.
The 350 buyers of the Collector’s Edition will receive two commemorative Camaro posters and a Collector’s Edition Shinola Canfield Sport watch. The serial number of each watch will match their car’s serial number.
“Shinola is proud to share a legacy for quality, craftsmanship and performance with the Camaro nameplate, and we cherish the Detroit heritage that both Shinola and Chevrolet have,” said Awenate Cobbina, Shinola’s CEO.
The road going 2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Garage 56 Edition celebrates the Garage 56 Camaro that competed this month in the 100th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Garage 56 race car is a collaboration with NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet, Goodyear and IMSA.
“Even though Chevrolet has been racing since its inception in 1911, we’ve never done anything quite like Garage 56.”General Motors President, Mark Reuss
The No. 24 Garage 56 Camaro ZL1 finished 39th overall out of the 62 car field. It was driven by 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, 7 time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmy Johnson and 2 time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller. Hendrick Motorsports are the all-time leader in NASCAR Cup Series championships and race wins.
“When adapting a race car appearance into a production car, you want to showcase themes, proportions and colors without making the car look out of place on the street,” said Marc Mainville, senior manager, GM Motorsport Design Studio. “The Garage 56 Edition captures the feeling of the race car while allowing the car’s athletic lines to be in the forefront.”
The Camaro ZL1 is powered by a 6.2 litre supercharged V8 with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels by either a 6 speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching or a 10 speed automatic. Production of the Camaro ZL1 Garage 56 Edition road car will begin later this year at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly facility in Michigan.
Photography By Chevrolet & Hendrick Motorsports