As popular as the fifth-gen Camaro was, and still is, many enthusiasts can’t wait until the new car finally arrives for 2016. Although there has been some some skepticism regarding a four cylinder Camaro, many others are quite enticed by the fact that the new car will faster, lighter and feature a GEN-V V8 from its SS model.
However, with each avaialbe trim package and engine option there will be various levels of price points. The entry-level, four-cylinder car will ring in with a very entry-level price of $26,965 – or roughly three-thousand more than what a comparable 2015 version of the same car cost with the LFX V6.
While some might say that was quite a jump in base price, it should be noted that the new base model Camaro will be sold as standard with LT-level luxuries and convenience features. This will include features such as, 8-way driver and 6-way passenger power-adjusting seats, a leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, push-button start, Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay connectivity and it has been said that Android Auto will come sometime in the future.
But that’s just the entry-level car, if you want something more midrange and a bit more powerful than the 275hp 2-liter turbo, you could spec the brand new, 335 hp(!) 3.6L LGX V6, that brings not only more power and punch, but a level of smoothness and more power potential (in the inevitable event that you strap a turbo or two, to it).
If you want your Camaro to have “RS” written on it, you’ll also get 20-inch aluminum wheels, HID headlights, LED taillights and signature lamps, rear spoiler and a more pronounced from grille. It’s a package that available for all Camaros, whether you opt for the turbocharged LTG, V6 LGX or the Big Daddy (for now) 455 hp LT1!
Packing the aforementioned GEN-V SBC, the Super Sport starts at $37,295 for the 1SS, the basic SS that gets you all of the performance with a minimal amount of frills as possible. The more options you add, the more your Camaro will cost.
Our advise? Spec out a solid roof 1SS without the RS package, and strap on a Magnuson blower. Bring it all in with a carefully-selected group of parts from Chevrolet Performance, Baer or Wilwood brakes, and a suspension upgrade from one of our friends in the aftermarket, and spend your free time slaying GT350s.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.