RPO changes for the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro

2014 was a big year with the front and rear refresh and, oh yeah, the new Camaro Z/28. 2015 marks the fifth model year since the return of the Chevrolet Camaro.

With models like SS, 1LE, ZL1 returning, Two colors are discontinued, Deep Magenta Metallica and Blue Ray Metallic.  A new color will be offered, Blue Velvet Metallic.

GM Accessories will have two new LPO options, Illuminated Foot Wells and Spoiler Extension.

Changes to the offering include;  the rear tonneau cover on the 2LT convertible will now be optional rather than standard. RS package 20" wheels will now be painted bright silver.
2015 Camaro SS
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Camaro stop delivery order for ignition key issue

GM issued a Stop Delivery Order to all GM dealers yesterday, June 12, 2014. Apparently this ignition key issue impacts all 2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro models on their lots. 

Maybe GM should use the push button start on more cars like the Camaro?

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Update 6/14/14

GM has issued a recall for all 2010-2014 Camaro models (roughly 500,000 units). This appears to be a precautionary decision to prevent any injuries or accidents that could potentially result.  We've driven Camaros, one would need to TRY to have any part of their body hit the swtichblade key assembly. Many other Camaro owners have posted images and videos of their Camaro online showing this same thing.

GM has informed the media that this is unrelated to the earlier recall involving Chevy Cobalt and similar vehicles. The ignition system meets all GM safety engineering specifications.


We are hearing mixed reports on a fix. One is GM replacing the ignition cylinder in the vehicle steering column allowing users to retain their original 'switch blade' design key fob / key assembly.  The other option is GM replacing the switch blade assembly with a more traditional key with the key fob featured built into the head of the key itself, this would eliminate the moving/swivel parts.

Stay tuned for more developments as they are released.

Below is the GM STOP order shared online this week.


Update 6/25/14

A Chevy dealer posted the following key configuration online today. Have you had your key replaced yet? Let us know about your experience.


Problem with LSA superchargers?

According to General Motors, the Eaton supercharger on the 6.2l LSA motors found in the 2009 - 2013 Cadillac CTS-V and the 2012 - 2013 Camaro ZL1 models may not function properly, causing the unit to develop a noticeable rattle noise at idle. The noise will normally go away when the engine revs start to rise, but the problem, if left unresolved, may lead to contamination of the internal shaft bearing grease and cause the bearing to squeal over time. This could lead to the bearing overheating, which in turn could cause the engine to seize or simply fail to start.

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GM dealers will replace the supercharger at no charge. Vehicle owners will receive a Special Coverage Adjustment for the problem. This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle is sent in to receive the new supercharger, regardless of ownership.


For more details, contact GM at 1-800-458-8006. You man also contact your local GM dealer if you have any questions.

2014 COPO Camaro and Weld Wheels

Chevrolet Performance’s COPO Camaro program returns for 2014 with another limited run of factory-produced race cars and a pair of new racing engine choices. GM made the announcement at SEMA 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. 

Looking to purchase one of the exclusive models? Visit ChevroletPerformance.com for detalis.
Weld Racing confirmed recently that their forged wheel, which was shown on the concept vehicle at SEMA, will come as standard equipment on the 69 models built the 2014 model year. The wheels, of which full-scale production began back in March, are direct descendants of the revolutionary new Delta-1 drag racing wheels that Weld Racing developed and released for the Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars, Pro Stockers, and Pro Modified cars, two years ago.

Serial number 1 of the limited-production run – the only one to be painted Ice Blue Metallic – was auctioned off for charity by Chevrolet Performance at Barrett-Jackson’s annual January event in Scottsdale, Ariz. The car sold for $700,000 with the proceeds going to charity.
From the GM Media Press Release:
Each COPO Camaro race car is built by hand starting with hardware from the General Motors Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant that manufactures regular-production Camaros, including the same body in white body shells (part number 19243374) racers can purchase from Chevrolet Performance, along with other COPO-specific parts, to build their own dedicated race car. Each production car is fitted with an NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment, along with racing chassis and suspension components – including a unique solid rear axle system in place of a regular-production Camaro’s independent rear axle.
The newly designed racing engines include a revised version of the naturally aspirated 427 engine and supercharged version of the 350 engine introduced in 2013. It will feature a 2.9L Whipple screw-type supercharger. Naturally aspirated 350 and 396 engines are also available. Customers select the engine based on their intended NHRA racing class. They can also purchase all four engines, each serialized to match the car.
The 2014 COPO Camaro also includes new racing seats, updated graphics and a new, available wheel design.
“The COPO Camaro contingent was strong at the first Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in 2013 and we expect an even larger turnout with the new cars in 2014,” said Campbell. “The new engines will make the racing more exciting and COPO drivers more competitive.”
Expanded COPO crate engine lineup
The same high-performance engines used in the COPO Camaro production race cars are available as crate engines for racers building their own Camaro race cars. Each is engineered for NHRA’s Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes, offering sportsman racers a range of factory-developed-and-assembled racing engines.
The COPO crate engine family grows to five for 2014 and includes a naturally aspirated 427 7.0L engine, two 5.3L supercharged 327 engines – a new combination using a Whipple twin-screw 2.9L supercharger and the other using a 4.0L Whipple supercharger – and all-new 396-cubic-inch and 350-cubic-inch naturally aspirated engines. Each is assembled by hand at GM’s Wixom, Mich., racing engine shop. 
The 427, 396 and 350 engines are designed to cover NHRA’s Stock Eliminator classes from E to AA. Curb weight adjustments are the primary requirement for class qualification.
Chevrolet Performance engineers designed and tested the engines with the same methods used to develop production engines, ensuring their performance and durability. A Holley engine management system is included with each engine.
Genuine GM Accessories 88958767 COPO Camaro Build Book provides an insider’s look at the assembly of the production race cars through hundreds of color photos. Additionally, the book includes detailed specifications for NHRA classification and descriptions of the aftermarket parts and their manufacturers used for the production vehicles. Important start-up, warm-up and pre-/post-race procedures are also included as well as fluid and maintenance recommendations. The book is available from Chevrolet Performance retailers.
Racing enthusiasts interested in more information on the COPO program can follow the latest COPO information at theblock.com – the online automotive community powered by Chevrolet Performance.

2014 Camaro Z/28 on the dyno

Is the new Camaro Z/28 what it's cracked up to be?  While this is just one dyno test, it gives us an idea what type of power to expect.

Redline Motorsports of Pompano Beach, Florida takes us through a visual tour and a dyno pull to give a quick baseline. This is one beautiful car with impressive numbers to match.

Checkout the video below and let us know what you think. With 455 Horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels, did GM hit the mark?




Camaro Z/28 SOLD OUT and parts restrictions

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 was priced at $75,000 MSRP. Many 'enthusiasts' bawked and posted all over social media on what a bad idea that was.  "Who will pay that", "What is GM thinking?"

Chevrolet recently announced all 500 units are sold, spoken for, no longer available. Not bad for an expensive Camaro.  Chevrolet announced they plan to produce 2,500 2015 versions (orders opening soon, contact your Chevy dealer for details), but we all know the 2014 will be the 'year to have' for collectors.
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In addition to selling out for 2014, Chevrolet recently announced certain Z/28 specific parts will be on limited availability to GM dealers. Want to make your car look like a Z/28? Things just got more difficult. Obviously a move to thwart cloning and to help keep the premium priced vehicles 'exclusive', the following 35 parts will be impacted:

1. 22958646 ROTOR-FRT BRK
2. 22958647 ROTOR-RR BRK
3. 22958658 CALIPER ASM-FRT BRK
4. 22958607 CALIPER ASM-FRT BRK
5. 22958637 CALIPER ASM-RR BRK
6. 22958634 CALIPER ASM-RR BR
7. 23179350 MOLDING ASM-RKR PNL
8. 23179351 MOLDING ASM-RKR PNL
9. 23487228 SCOOP ASM-HOOD AIR
10. 22968220 ESCUTCHEON – FRT GRL EMB
11. 23468210 EMBLEM – FRT GRILL
12. 22954889 WHEEL ASM-STRG
13. 22873225 WHEEL-FRT
14. 22873227 WHEEL-RR
15. 23179322 FLARE ASM-F/FDR
16. 23179323 FLARE ASM-F/FDR
17. 23179324 FLARE ASM-RR WHL OPG
18. 23179325 FLARE ASM-RR WHL OPG
19. 23172755 DIFFERENTIAL ASM
20. 23172756 DIFFERENTIAL ASM
21. 22908036 EMBLEM ASM – E/Gate
22. 22908498 EMBLEM ASM – FRT GRL
23. 22894294 SEAT ASM-FRT
24. 22894302 SEAT ASM-FRT
25. 23473010 SHAFT ASM-RR WHL DRV
26. 23473011 SHAFT ASM-RR WHL DRV
27. 23468208 GRILLE – FRT UPR
28. 22925211 PLATE – F/FDR VEH NA
29. 22972716 COVER – D/SEAT BK
30. 22972708 COVER – P/SEAT BK
31. 12653293 SHIELD – INT MANIF SIGHT 12653294 SHIELD – INT MANIF SIGHT
32. 23104737 SPOILER – F/END 22997723 FASCIA – FRT BPR
33. 22985096 FASCIA – RR BPR LWR
34. 22968219 COVER – FRT FOG LP OPG
35. 22966600 COVER – A/CL HSG 23468209 PLATE – FRT GRL EMB BKG.

(parts list provided by hotrod.com)


Drake front grille bowtie replacement

With a sea of aftermarket parts available for the 2010-2013 Chevrolet Camaro available, one of our favorite exterior mods is still the OEM GM Heritage Grille.

We recently ran across Drake Muscle Car accessories. They offer a very unique front grille treatment, a replacement for the ugly GOLD Chevrolet Bowtie emblem. This blends in with the egg crate Camaro grille to finish it off very nicely.

Image Source: Drake Automotive Group


Drake Part Number CA-190005-BTD.
For more info on this and other Camaro goodies, visit drakeautomotivegroup.com.

2014 Camaro Spring Special Edition

Continuing a tradition of introducing special-edition production models at the 2013 SEMA Show, Chevrolet introduces the 2014 Spring Special Edition. Shown in its Camaro SS convertible version below, the limited-production package will be offered in up-level 2LT and 2SS trims in coupe and convertible configurations. 

Word on the street is these cars are arriving at dealers now. Keep an eye out and let us know when you see one.
Image courtesy GM Media
Image courtesy GM Media
  • Summit White exterior with a Unique Blue Ray Stripe
  • Camaro ZL1 body color spoiler
  • Chevrolet Accessories ground effects package PN# 22986845
  • Chevrolet Accessories grille (black) PN# 22965834
  • Chevrolet Accessories grille decals PN# 20972524
  • Chevrolet Accessories 21" wheels Front PN# 19302759 Rear PN# 19302758
  • Hood Louver painted Blue Ray to match stripe
  • RS Appearance Package Elements (HID Headlamps & LED Tail lamps)
  • Blue fabric convertible top
  • Blue accent leather interior w/Blue accent stitching
  • Chevrolet Accessories floor mats, Black w/silver CAMARO logo PN#92221512
  • SS cars - 6.2l V8 with 429 HP (Manual) or 400 HP (Auto)
  • Available Dual Mode Exhaust