It was a sad day at the Oshawa Assembly plant for our friends up north. The final fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro rolled off the assembly line, configured as a 2015 Camaro ZL1, loaded with 580 supercharged horsepower.
Chevy Camaro production began at the Oshawa plant in 2009, spurred a success story, and the utmost revival of the nameplate after the car’s demise in the early 2000s.
Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer of the Camaro program, took to Facebook for a brief moment to remember the movement that was the fifth-gen Camaro.
We take the sacred walk today along with the last 5th Generation Camaro, a ZL1 that will find its home at our GM Heritage Museum. Emotional for all of the right reasons, this is a day filled with many highs and lows, as we recount 7 years of memories with our Oshawa family. This is why the Camaro is more than a car to us.
We will also take a moment to bid a premature goodbye to the Zeta platform, which served as the underpinnings for the reborn muscle coupe, thanks to our mates down under at Holden. That’s one last page written in the ongoing Zeta journal. Now, fifth-gen owners, go make disciples.