As we covered earlier this month, GM recently updated its online configurator to include the new 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, giving interested buyers and fans alike a chance to spec theirs as they see fit. The latest Camaro brings with it a new front end, the new LT1 trim level, an optional 10-speed automatic transmission for models equipped with the 3.6L LGX V6 engine and a number of other changes. Check out all the changes here.
Naturally, online configurators are a great opportunity to have some fun and see what can be created. With that in mind, we decided to use the tool to create the most expensive 2020 Chevrolet Camaro possible.
Note that the configurator currently does not include several of the latest special-edition Camaro models on offer, such as the Shock and Steel Edition, or Redline Special Edition.
With that, we began our virtual spending spree with the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE trim level, which starts at $62,000. Framed as the most-powerful production Camaro ever created, the ZL1 is motivated by the supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 engine, which is tuned to 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.
While the base convertible version is more expensive than the coupe, the hardtop is the one to get if it’s maximum outlay you’re after, given it’s offered with the ZL1 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package. This package was designed to transform the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro into a true track terror, and includes highlights like a Satin Black hood wrap, upgraded aero components, carbon fiber inserts, 19-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar rubber and DSSV suspension bits. All of these goodies add a hefty $7,500 to the bottom line.
We also went with the pricier 10-speed automatic transmission, rather than the six-speed manual.
Outside, the Chevrolet Camaro is offered with three premium colors, each of which adds a little under $400 to the bottom line. And because we’re going for maximum dollars here, we checked off the greenish-yellow Shock paint option.
For the available Packages, the ZL1 Protection Package isn’t offered with the Extreme Track Performance. However, the Black Wheel Lug Nuts and Locks Package is, so we grabbed it. There are also 20-inch wheels, but they aren’t compatible with the Track package, so we stuck with the standard 19-inchers instead.
Little things like battery protection adds a few bucks, as does the fuel filler door in black with visible carbon fiber, the front license plate bracket, and vehicle cover.
Upgraded infotainment via the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with Navigation and eight-inch HD touchscreen is a good one too, adding $495 to the price. The performance data and video recorder also adds $1,300.
For our build, the standard Recaro seats are complemented with red seat belts, plus a carbon fiber shift knob and instrument panel.
When it came to picking accessories, we went for the lot. That means all the possible floor mat options, a cargo mat and cargo net, the bike rack, all the audio accessories, and all three tool kits. Now, we realize that it’s highly unlikely any real buyer would actually do this, but once you get locked into making the most expensive Chevrolet Camaro possible, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
All told, our accessories spending spree racked up another $3,714.
The end result of all this box-ticking? A final net price of $78,015, not including accessories. That includes the $62,000 base price, $395 premium color, $7,815 in packages, and $6,210 in selected options. Destination freight charge adds $995 and the gas guzzler tax is $2,100, but Chevy also threw in a $1,500 discount. Throw in the plethora of accessories we selected, and we’re looking at $81,729.
How would you build yours, dear reader? Hit the configurator here and let us know by posting in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Camaro news, Chevrolet news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.