The 5 Coolest Fifth Generation Camaro Special Edition Models
The Chevrolet Camaro has been an icon of automotive style and power since it was first introduced in 1967. The car has come a long way since its birth, and it has been transformed into a sleek, aerodynamic model that looks like it could be right at home on a race track.
One of the many perks of shopping at a Chevy dealer near Albany, NY is that you can gain access to not just the latest models of the Chevrolet Camaro, but also some previously owned models from your favorite years. A large dealership like DePaula Chevrolet carries a selection of new and used vehicles, allowing you access to older and specialty models that you might have missed the first time around.
Though we believe that all generations of the Camaro had something special about them, the fifth generation represented some exciting models that are still readily available. Here are five of the coolest models you might want to take a second look at:
2015 Commemorative Edition
Chevrolet had a fantastic run with the fifth generation of the Camaro, and it released this commemorative edition in 2015 to celebrate its success and to close out the final year of the generation.
From Chevy dealers near Albany, NY to the west coast, Chevrolet sold more than 400,000 fifth-generation Camaros between their introduction in 2010 and late 2014. The Camaro was the best-selling performance car in America for four consecutive years.
The 2015 Camaro Commemorative Special Edition was available as either a coupe or a convertible, and it had special features like an exclusive stripe, a ZL1 rear spoiler, 20-inch wheels, front splitter in body color, and fender emblems showing off its status as a special edition.
Drivers could choose from a combination of colors for the exterior and the stripe. Options included ashen gray metallic body with silver stripe, red hot body with black stripe, black body with cyber gray stripe, summit white body with silver stripe, and silver ice metallic body with cyber gray stripe.
The commemorative edition also had an exclusive interior of adrenaline red and black leather.
2013 Hot Wheels Edition
Chevy vehicles are favorites in the Hot Wheels lineup, so it makes sense that the automaker would put out a special edition commemorating the toy line. It is a full-scale model of one of the first “Sweet 16” cars in the Hot Wheels line in 1968, so it also features some retro design elements.
Both V6 and V8 engines were available on this special edition, and drivers had a choice of automatic or manual transmission. The 6.2-liter V8 engine had 426 horsepower and 420 pounds per feet of torque, allowing it to reach 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
The model came as either a convertible or a coupe, and it included special features like a kinetic blue metallic exterior, LED halo head lights, body color roof molding, shark fin antenna, upper front grille, blacked-out rocker panels, a blackout panel between the headlights and more.
Special Hot Wheels badging was placed on the grille, front fenders, trunk and lid and exterior redlines.
You’ll find more Hot Wheels badging inside, as well as black leather interior with red stitching, special floor mats and modern controls.
2012 Transformers Edition
Chevrolet played a starring role in the Transformers movies with the popular Bumblebee character. The yellow Camaro with black racing stripes transformed into a fighting machine with a heart of gold.
Fans of the Camaro and Transformers got a chance to combine both loves and drive their own personal Bumblebee — without the transforming powers, unfortunately. The 2012 Transformers Edition of the Camaro looked like its movie model, including black stripes on the hood, roof, deck lid and rear spoiler.
The special edition wasn’t a car that you could buy, but rather an optional package that you could get for the 2LT and 2SS Rally Yellow Camaro coupes. The package also included 20-inche wheels that were painted black and had caps with Autobot Shield logos. The logos were also included on the front quarter panels, the front head rests and the center console lid. The interior is black leather with yellow accents.
You may not be able to save the world with the Transformers edition, but you can certainly feel like you can, and you may even be able to pick up a woman as gorgeous as Megan Fox.
2012 Synergy Green
If yellow isn’t your color, you could get a similar model in green with the 2012 Synergy Green Camaro. This special edition featured a green exterior with cyber gray racing stripes on the hood.
The Synergy Green Camaro came with a 3.6-liter V6 direct injection engine that produced 304 horsepower. Drivers could choose between an automatic or six-speed manual transmission.
The green exterior was exclusive to this special edition at the time but has since been made available on other models. Other features included a rear spoiler, painted wheels, and special edition badging on the instrument panel, door inserts and seats. This special edition also came with features only available as an options package on other Camaros, such as Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and remote start.
The Synergy Green model was only sold from February to May, so Camaro enthusiasts had a limited window in which to snatch it up. If you’re lucky, you can still find it at a Chevy dealer near Albany, NY. Otherwise, you might have to search the Internet for the rare model coming up for sale.
2012 45th Anniversary Edition
It’s hard to believe that the Camaro has been around for almost 50 years. In 2012, Chevrolet introduced a special edition marking the model’s 45th birthday.
The 45th anniversary Edition got a facelift that included hood and trunk stripes, a spoiler, 20-inch rims and HID head lights. Special badges announcing the 45th anniversary appear on the seats, dashboard, steering wheel, sill plates and instrument panel. Red, white and blue stitching is featured on the seats, steering wheel, center console and arm rests. The color choices play up the idea that the Camaro is a classic American car.
The engine is a 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 323 horsepower. Some changes to the engine include an improved head design, camshafts that have longer duration, and composite parts that drop the weight by 21 pounds. Though the updated engine got a little more horsepower than previous models, it still maintained fuel efficiency of 30 mpg on the highway.
As a serious Chevy collector, you should consider adding one of these awesome fifth generation Camaro models to your lineup. Each of these special editions featured a unique design and holds a special place in the history of Chevrolet.
Whether you are looking for a fifth generation model or another Camaro, you should come to DePaula Chevrolet. We are a Chevy dealer near Albany, NY with one of the largest selections in the area. We carry both new and previously owned Chevrolet vehicles, including special editions where available. You can take a test drive to find out for yourself what makes these cars so special, and you can take advantage of our affordable financing to drive one home today.
Published on March 9, 2015