2020 Camaro LT1: Live Photo Gallery16
Feast your eyes on our very first real-world photos of Chevy’s new 2020 Camaro LT1, which we captured during our time at the 2019 Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit this weekend.
Chevrolet first announced the new Camaro LT1 a few months ago as an entry-level V8-powered model, but that announcement only contained two photos of the new trim level. Hence, these photos represent our best look yet at the new model.
Specifically, the model seen here is the Camaro LT1 coated in the impossible-to-miss Shock paint (color code GKO). Like all LT1 Camaros, this one is powered by the naturally-aspirated 6.2L V8 LT1 engine making 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. The free-breathing eight can be mated to either a six-speed manual or the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
Other notable elements here are the optional 20-inch, 5-speed Carbon Flash painted aluminum wheels (RPO Code RTH) and the equally-optional dual-model exhaust (NPP). Models without the optional dual-mode breathers get the regular dual outlet exhaust.
What’s more, all Camaro LT1 models come standard with the FE3 sport suspension, which also happens to be the standard suspension on the Camaro SS. But unlike the SS, the LT1 does not offer the famed GM Magnetic Ride Control, even as an option.
The Camaro LT1 trim level arrives for the 2020 model year, addressing a glaring weak point in the sixth-generation lineup: an affordable V8-powered model. Starting at $34,995, the new trim is based on the LT trim level previously sold with the 2.0L turbo-charged four-cylinder LTG and naturally-aspirated 3.6L six-cylinder LGX. Since it’s based on the LT trim level, it also gets the LT-level appearance, rather than the SS-specific front fascia.
The model should become available over the next several weeks at the retail level, and should hopefully turn around those ever-slumping Camaro sales.
Also, be sure to check out how the new 2020 Camaro LT1 compares to the other Camaro models in our Camaro trim level comparison.
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Like it very much
Since GM screwed the pooch in many ways with the 6th Gen Camaro, this LT1 will certainly help in terms of sales, IMHO. Since the intro of the 6th Gen, it was priced way too high. Both Dodge and Ford undercut it by thousands $$$. I priced the same exact 6th Gen Camaro as my ’11 2SS Convertible (bought new) and the MSRP was $10k more. $10k more for the same exact trim level?! No wonder the sales have been abysmal. The LT1 will give folks that enjoying modding (myself included), the chance to get a $35k V8 Camaro, be able to dump thousands $$$ into it, and it will still be cheaper than a 2SS Camaro. My Camaro forum erupted in cheers when they heard of the LT1. GM needed to do something to elevate sales and this will certainly do the trick. Great job, GM!
Does this car get the SS sized brakes or does it get LS/LT sized brakes? I can’t imagine putting the tiny brakes on a car with that much extra weight up front but with the SS’s brakes I’m not sure other than the hideous nose and magnetic shocks what the SS now gets you over the LT1.
The 1LT gets the Brembo system, but only on the front. The SS gets the Brembo system on all four corners.
Ford only puts Brembos on the front of their Mustang GT’s with the PP1 Track Pack option. If you don’t get Ford’s PP1 Package, the GT simply gets cheap, run of the mill rotors and calipers.
Profit Margin……. Does anyone on GMA know anything about profit margin.
For example if company “A” sells 100,000 units with a $1000 profit on each unit or company “B” who sells only 50,000 units but with a $3000 profit on each. Company “B” makes more per unit and makes more profit in the segment. So while sales numbers seem to be important to some, Profit Margin is were the real story is. If Ford and Dodge undermine their own profit margins just to sell more cars, thats bad business. GM is trying not to make the same mistakes that wound them up in Chapter 11 back in 2008. Profit margins not sales numbers are most important.
“Profit Margin……. Does anyone on GMA know anything about profit margin.”
I do. I’ve been droning on about margins on GMA for about 5 years now, specifically when it comes to big ticket products like the Camaro, the Corvette, the Denali range, and all of Cadillac.
Please keep droning on—interested in what you think about the subject vis a vis Camaro
Chevrolet sales dropped 25-percent in 2018 for a total of 50,963 units; this means as the Chevrolet design team begin to get to work, they need to be willing to take some chances as they can’t just hope a simple refresh will satisfy buyers.
They are just so short sighted and design by committee sucks . The turn out is BORING. This Camaro looks nice however. Have to see it in person. Not many American Cars left that will deliver this kind of power.
Think the entire “Transformers” look has become cartoonish and dated.
Folks have grown beyond it.
Maybe color sensitive? Probably GM lives that far back in history. They have no clue on design. I always said I wish they would have done something with the second gen Camaro 1970_1973. They said they were going to do that but it just costs too much $$$. Plus these cars sold like hotcakes. Cheap power compare to an M3. :>(
“I always said I wish they would have done something with the second gen Camaro 1970_1973. They said they were going to do that but it just costs too much $$$. Plus these cars sold like hotcakes. Cheap power compare to an M3. :>(”
That may have been true for 1973, but with the exception of the AK47, cheap power is an oxymoron. If you want to go fast, you’ll need to pay for it, and if you can pay for it you’ll want the best of want you can get, not a stripper model.
Furthermore, perpetually celebrating the past and expecting future generation to immediately latch onto the spirit of the times in the same way that you remember them is untenable and unrealistic. Future generations without any understanding of old consumer products, like second gen Camaros, won’t resonate with them and will seek out modern consumer products that do; usually products that promise them a glimpse of what’s to come, not what was.
Very deep. But they remember a 1967? I am sorry but I don’t see the difference. But nice reply
A little sad that Chevy is sullying the LT-1 engine code by naming a V-6 trim package after it.
Exactly what I was thinking too. I own a sixth gen Camaro and to put a LT-1 in a base style body??? Who ever approved that decision show be fired!
The image of the car is very beautiful and outstanding. I really like this car. Very luxurious and modern.