GM Shows Custom Chevrolet Camaros at 2009 SEMA

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We’d been told this year’s SEMA show would be a veritable Camaro-fest, and after looking at the concepts General Motors is bringing to Las Vegas, we have to agree.

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Arguably, the most interesting is the silver coupe modified by talk show host and comedian Jay Leno. Leno chose to base his coupe not off the V-8-powered SS, but the base six-cylinder car. A pair of Turbonetics T-3 turbochargers are bolted to the 3.6-liter V-6, giving the engine a whopping 425 hp. Understandably, the Camaro’s cooling system had to be modified for the forced-induction six, but the Leno Camaro also wears a Brembo six-piston brake system, lowered coilover suspension, and a custom front fascia and hood.

<;P class=MsoNormal>The Camaro Synergy is less a concept than it is a preview of a new color. GM claims the “Synergy Green” color will be used on a special-edition Camaro that’s due in the first half of 2010. GM also fitted the car with a number of accessories, including 21-inch wheels, a ground effects kit, rally stripes, and a high-wing rear spoiler.

<;P class=MsoNormal>According to GM, the Camaro Chroma “demonstrates how carefully selected accessories available through a Chevy dealer can create a look like nothing else.” Of course, its 21-inch wheels, “Blade” rear spoiler, and custom grille insert aren’t available at dealers quite yet, but GM says they are in the pipeline. The silver-on-white Chroma also receives rear fender vent graphics, a performance intake and headers for the stock LS3 V-8, and a short-through shifter from Hurst.

<;P class=MsoNormal>Camaro Dusk is reportedly “inspired by young, urban professionals,” and was designed to have a slight “tuner aesthetic.” Painted in Berlin Blue, the Dusk features a grille, spoiler, and braking system borrowed from an SS model, along with prototype 21-inch wheels from BBS. Chevy says the ground effects package, which is painted in a contrasting color, may eventually be offered through dealers as an accessory.

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