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Help Chevrolet #NameThatCamaro


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Special edition cars can be fun to drive and own, but having a unique name makes them stand out even more. Chevrolet has created a special edition Camaro painted in an exclusive Emerald Green Metallic color with other unique features and it wants help choosing a name.

For a bit of fun, Chevrolet has started a new campaign where fans can name this special edition Camaro. To submit your ideas, just send Chevrolet your idea on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #NameThatCamaro.

Chevrolet will then announce the winning name when the Camaro debuts at the SEMA show in Las Vegas next month. Other than bragging rights, it doesn’t seem the name-picker gets anything. So, don’t expect to see a free Camaro landing in your driveway anytime soon.

“Chevrolet has made a tradition of offering special-edition models each spring, but this is the first time we’ve turned to the community of Camaro fans to name it,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager, in a statement. “We can’t think of a better way to involve the owners and enthusiasts who have made it the segment’s best-selling sports car for four years running.”

In addition to its unique paint color, the special edition Camaro features an RS Appearance Package, Chrome Duke 21-inch accessory wheels, body-color SS hood extractor, body-color accessory ground effects package, body-color ZL1 rear spoiler, and Cyber Gray rally stripes.

What do you think the perfect name for this Camaro should be? Share your ideas with us below; don’t forget to use the hashtag #NameThatCamaro and share it with Chevrolet, too!

Chevy Transformers Return to the Theaters This Summer in “Age of Extinction”

At this point, with the fourth installment of Michael Bay’s “Transformers” movie franchise set to hit theaters on June 27, the Chevrolet brand—and the iconic Chevrolet Camaro which Bumblebee transforms into—is one of the most integral parts of the franchise formula. That won’t change in the newest movie, which is subtitled “Age of Extinction.” Along with the Bumblee Camaro, “Extinction” will also feature a Corvette Stingray, a Trax, and even a Sonic Rally Car.

Chevy Transformers Return

2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray

“The Transformers movies have been a great partnership for Chevrolet by allowing us to introduce our vehicles to new fans, young and old, around the world,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, Global Chevrolet. “Now for the fourth time, you’ll see a Camaro as a heroic Autobot, a fitting role for one of the stars of Chevrolet’s lineup.”

Whether you like giant summer action blockbusters, goofy mythology and dialogue, tons and tons of explosions, or wicked Chevrolet vehicles involved in death-defying stunts, “Age of Extinction” has something for you. Check it out in theaters, then hurry in to get your own “Transformer” here at College Chevy. We can’t promise you that you’ll be involved in any fights involving giant robotic dinosaurs from space—but we think you’ll be having quite enough fun that you won’t really mind that, anyways.

Overcoming Challenges in Designing the Camaro Z/28

designing the Camaro Z/28

2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28

When a car is powerful enough, new challenges arise for engineers to tackle. Take, for example, the Camaro Z/28. After running laps around some of the most difficult tracks in the world—like the famous Nordschleife—it quickly became clear that the Z/28’s tires had too much traction and its brakes had too much stopping power.

Well… too much of either of these things is never really a bad thing. The tires are P Zero™ Trofeo R tires, made by Pirelli, and the carbon-ceramic brakes are made by Brembo. This made for a powerful combination that helped the Z/28 achieve up to 1.5 g in deceleration force.

designing the Camaro Z/28

2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28

However, that force is so strong that it caused the wheels to spin inside the tire—a phenomenon called wheel slip. To combat the effect, Z/28 engineers tried to apply abrasive paint around the bead of the wheel, where the tire meets the rim. Despite being a common solution in competitive racing, it wasn’t enough to counterbalance the Camaro’s power.

Ultimately, they were able to prevent wheel slip with media blasting. This involved shooting a gritty material through an air gun at the wheel’s surface, creating texture to the paint for the tire to grip.

We hope to see you this spring when the Camaro finally arrives at College Chevy!