Spied! 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, V-6, 1LE Prototypes

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS and Z/28 have been officially revealed, but where does that leave the rest of the muscle car's lineup? Before Chevrolet is ready to provide official photos, a group of 2014 Camaros have been caught, giving us a good idea of what to expect.

We’ll start with the 2014 Camaro 1LE prototype, which maintains the trim level’s blacked-out hood but adds the revised lower front fascia, hood vent, and slim grille we saw on the 2014 Camaro SS. The matte-black rear spoiler remains, and we expect the 1LE to continue using the SS’ 426-hp 6.2-liter V-8.

A 2014 Camaro ZL1 coupe and convertible were also caught, still wearing the pre-refresh front grille and lower front fascia. Chevrolet tells us this design will make it to the production 2014 Camaro ZL1; changing the front fascia would have required too much extra work to improve aerodynamics and potentially caused issues related to the packaging of its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. From behind, the ZL1 convertible prototype wears the 2014 Camaro’s new CHMSL light above the license plate area, but still uses another CHMSL light on the top of the trunk lid, just beyond the spoiler and shark-fin antenna.

If these 2014 Camaro prototypes are representative of the cars we’ll soon see in dealerships, the Camaro RS prototype is revealing, as well. Not surprisingly, the RS lacks the SS’ hood vent, and the fog light trim is much simpler than on the more powerful variants. The wheels appear to be the same bold five-spoke units we’ve seen before, and the car adds extra curb appeal with four exhaust outlets  — the regular 2014 Camaro SS has a dual-exhaust setup.

Check out our full gallery of 2014 Chevrolet Camaro prototype spy shots below.

Source: KGP Photography

Jeffrey Masters
Well I think That the car with contrast colour soft top pictured on back off delivery truck look Kind of cool! I have Read Somewhere That the next big design change will result in the car having the 1970's edition look ? Yes that 's. right , the Ferrari GTO / Tour De France beauty complete withDoor,roof"C" pillar interface ! A we can only dream, A split bumper. As. Well !! Nah ! Forget it! The last committee that worked on it chose to ignoreThe lovely 1968 model that was clearly influenced by the 1965 Corvair Corsa ! And took the safe way out and pandered to the hayseed set with Bulging fenders and unrestrained surface development! Shades of the C7??? I cannot believe that stupid StingRay emblem!!! How about glueing On some Dagmar's???
I just can't believe this is what they're planning to bring for the Camaro...think that Ford will rush to market with the updated mustang, this time they know they'll win.  I'm an accountant and I'm pretty sure I can do a better design than that. Shame on you GM!
A real shame with what has happened with the Corvette and Camaro re: their taillights. First the Corvette steals the Camaro's great design - which are inappropriate for The Corvette - and then they replace the Camaro's great look with J.C.Whitney generics......with both cars losing.
Robert Cossaboon
I always thought the new version was the worst of the throwbacks. They should have first come out with the ZL1 but instead touted the grocery getting 6 banger auto. Epic fail.
I agree with Tim, those tail lights are awful!  I thought the current ones were great modern interpretations of the classic look.  These are just banal. Typical GM lack of creativity, or oppression of creativity.  It's as if they had to change something but couldn't really think of anything.  The new Mustang promises to move that design forward....by the looks of it, it should pass the Camaro.
Marc Hamady
Now they made it look ugly
Chevrolet, why did you do that to the rear lights?  It looks like a Honda Prelude.  The previous design was so much better!!
As a Mustang Guy Gee I hope Ford Steps up with a up to date state of the art  IRS in the new Mustang.
Robert Langenhan
Any changes to the windows or is GM still going for the low profile military tank effect?
Valentine Ugo Iheanyi Bombay
Can we partner in car business?
Erroll A Clemons
i want one Too!!!!!!!
M Rick Richards
It's different?
Tom Jones
It's parked beside a sign casting a shadow making the car look two tone.
Josh Jenkins
Brilliant, I love the redesign, with the smaller grille and the thin tail lamps. Gives it a more aggressive look.
Robert May
It's Australian
Willie M. O'Neal
Its the sunlight, John. Look at tge front its tge same way.
John Bell
Anyone know why the rear quarter panels on a Camaro look like they are a different shade of color?
Nidhinksimon Nidhin
bumbabe in new ,..
Brent Anthonisen
Government Motors...still carries the stink of bailout. Damn shame, too...those Camaros ARE definitely "born again" hard.
Mahesh Choudhary
good bt nt not best
Ankit Sharma
oh! man i want it..
David Phelps
Just bliss 6.2..
Alex Weare
Extremely disappointed of the short head room. Although I would never purchase a GM
Jeffrey Masters
IRS!!! Henry would turn over in grave!

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