Huge wheels, slammed stance. Because SEMA.
Stanced and slammed cars don't really make a lot of sense from a functional standpoint, but boy, they sure do look cool (I guess). You can find a ton of these lowered rides all throughout the annual SEMA Show. And this year, Chevy's brought along a slammed concept of its own.
Meet the Camaro SS Slammer Concept, which, based on its name, is pretty self-explanatory. The standard Camaro SS’ body is widened and lowered (though Chevy doesn’t say by how much) to make room for those huge chrome wheels, measuring 22 inches up front and 24 inches out back. But don’t worry, this Camaro doesn’t stay slammed all the time – there’s an air-adjustable suspension to raise and lower it as desired.
Beyond the obvious lowered-and-chromed treatment, this concept features a ground effects kit, black badges, and tinted lamp housings. That unique exterior color is called Dazzling Black, and I hear it’s a neat contrast to the Adrenaline Red interior... that Chevy hasn’t released photos of.
This is an SS model, so under the hood, you’ll find Chevy’s 6.2-liter LT1 V8, good for 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. Building upon the Camaro’s already nifty performance is a Brembo front brake kit and stainless steel exhaust.
Of course, if this lowered Camaro isn't your thing, focus your attention on Chevy's Camaro Turbo AutoX Concept, which takes the 2.0-liter model and turns the handling capabilities up to eleven. And it's yellow. Really yellow.
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This Camaro is just a concept, and you can see it for yourself at the SEMA Show this week. Not attending? Scroll down for the company's official press blast, and a pair of photos showing the front and rear of this tuned coupe. We'll hopefully have more photos live from Las Vegas later this week, including shots of that alleged red interior. Stay tuned.
Gallery: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Slammer Concept
2017 CAMARO SS SLAMMER CONCEPT IS ALL ABOUT STANCE
Slammed profile, large wheels and bold cabin take personalization to the extreme
LAS VEGAS ― Inspired. That’s how Chevrolet designers want Gen 6 Camaro owners and other enthusiasts to feel when they view the all-new 2017 Camaro SS Slammer concept.
It’s a customized vision of the sixth-generation Camaro, with expressive cues, one-off custom features and an asphalt-hugging stance made all the more dramatic by its Dazzling Black exterior.
“The Camaro SS Slammer concept is a design exercise intended to take the Gen 6 Camaro’s proportions to the extreme, pushing boundaries to evoke reactions and inspiring personalization on behalf of other Camaro owners,” said John Cafaro, executive director, Global Chevrolet Design. “From styling accessories to performance parts, the choices from Chevrolet for new Camaro owners are almost endless.”
Influenced by contemporary hot-rodding trends, the Camaro SS Slammer’s low-slung stance is set off by custom 22-inch front and 24-inch rear chrome wheels. The Camaro’s body was modified to accommodate the large rolling stock, which measure 245/30R22 in front and 275/25R24 in the rear. An air-adjustable suspension helps deliver the slammed stance.
The dramatic appearance also incorporates a number of Chevrolet Accessories, including a ground effects kit, black bowtie emblems and Camaro fender badges. The headlamp and taillamp lenses are tinted.
The Dazzling Black exterior color is the result of a unique tri-coat process that incorporates gloss white flakes to add depth and sparkle when viewed from different angles. It also contrasts strikingly with the car’s Adrenaline Red interior.
“Adrenaline Red is a production interior color taken to the extreme in the Slammer concept,” said Cafaro. “The leather-trimmed seats are fully ‘dipped’ in the color, while all the upper portions of the interior have also been painted or trimmed Adrenaline Red, including the instrument panel.”
Additional upgrades include:
- Custom-painted Chevrolet Performance engine cover
- Custom close-outs in the engine compartment panels
- Chevrolet Performance Brembo front brake kit
The Camaro Slammer’s power comes from the LT1 6.2L V-8 rated at 455 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque, matched with the six-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match.
For better engine breathing and a deeper growl, Chevrolet Performance’s axle-back, stainless steel exhaust system was installed. It reduces backpressure up to 25 percent over the stock system, while offering a great performance sound and premium appearance, including polished 4-inch tips. An Active Noise Cancellation calibration is also included for vehicles with the Bose® audio system. It is tuned to let the exhaust growl come through loud and clear, while eliminating undesirable drone.