“On September 29, 1966, after Ford had already sold 1 million Mustangs, Chevrolet officially introduced the Camaro, a sporty coupe designed to beat the Mustang at its own game. When asked what the name meant, Chevy spokesmen replied that it was found in an old French-English dictionary and meant ‘friend’ or ‘comrade.’ Ford famously shot back, saying it found a Spanish dictionary that defined Camaro as “a small, shrimp-like creature,” Derek Sapienza wrote for our profile on the Camaro. “And with that, the greatest automotive rivalry in history was born.”
The package can be applied to either the 2SS trim or the 2LT (where it also adds the RS Package), and buyers will have their choice of color so long as it’s Nightfall Gray Metallic. Chevy then adds orange stripes on the hood and matching orange brake calipers, and installs a new front splitter and a mesh grille to further set the special editions apart.
A black leather interior is punctuated with special suede inserts and, taking cues from the exterior, orange contrasting stitching.
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