Current Chevy Cars - Buyers Guide
2023 Chevy Muscle & Sports Cars
Chevy's performance cars are few, but impressive. First up, lets take a look at the 2023 Chevy Camaro. The Camaro keeps its retro-yet-modern look, but has turned into a true sports car in terms of dynamics. Built on a stiff foundation shared with the Cadillac ATS and CTS, the Camaro is no longer just a straight line car, it has real road manners and when pushed it is confidence inspiring. A new LT1 model joined the already broad Camaro lineup in 2021, combining elements of the LT and SS trim levels. All three of the LT1, 1SS, and 2SS trim levels get a Corvette-derived 6.2-liter V8, good for 455 hp and 455 lb-ft, which is good enough for a 0-60 mph time of around 4.0 seconds. Topping the lineup is the ZL1 that's priced from $68,695. It gets the supercharged version of the V8, along with upgraded brakes, suspension, and cooling. A Magnetic Ride Control suspension is installed, along with Recaro bucket seats, a Performance Data Recorder for track use, and forged aluminum 20-inch wheels. Power is 650 hp and torque is a monster 650 lb-ft. A great modern muscle car, you cannot go wrong with the Camaro range.
The most exciting Chevy sold these days is easily the Corvette that was totally redesigned for the 2020 model year. For more than half a century, Zora Arkus-Duntov had dreamed of a mid-engine Corvette. On July 18, 2019, that dream officially became a reality. The official unveiling by General Motors happened from a specially customized hangar in Orange County, California. The 2020 Stingray featured a new 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque when equipped with performance exhaust. The results were astounding, a real revelation. It was, at the time of its release, essentially a Ferrari 488 for about $60,000. However, not one to rest on their laurels, the Corvette department pinched some ideas from Corvette Racing, as well as the engine from the C8.R race car, and after some serious engineering work to get it to behave with 91 or better octane pump gas, the howling, screaming engine was unleashed upon a very hungry public in 2023 in the form of the Z06. It has proved so popular, in fact, that the Z06 waitlist as of this update in June of 2023 is stretching to July of 2025!