2023 Chevy Camaro With 3.6L V6 Engine Under Constraint31
GM offers an optional engine upgrade for the 2023 Chevy Camaro, with buyers of the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT trim levels having the option to choose the naturally-aspirated GM 3.6L V6 LGX in place of the standard turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG engine. Now, GM Authority has learned that Camaro units equipped with the LGX engine are under heavy constraint, with the 3LT trim under extreme constraint.
The General is currently building 2023 Chevy Camaro 1LT and 2LT vehicles with the optional V6 LGX under a 19 percent allocation constraint. Simply put, only one fifth of what GM was initially planning on building and allocating to dealers is currently being manufactured. Meanwhile, production of the 3LT trim with the V6 LGX amounts to just 1 percent of planned allocation, resulting in very few units in that configuration rolling down the assembly line.
As a reminder, the 1LS, 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trim levels are all equipped as standard with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG engine rated at 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It can be matched to either the GM six-speed manual transmission or the GM eight-speed automatic.
The V6 LGX isn’t offered as an option on the 2023 Chevy Camaro’s base 1LS trim. Buyers of the 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT trims can select it as an optional engine upgrade priced at $1,595. The engine develops 335 horsepower and 284 pound-feet of torque and is paired with either the GM six-speed manual or the GM ten-speed automatic.
Another 2023 Chevy Camaro option, the Ground Effects Package (RPO code 5VM) lower-body trim kit, is also under constraint with no ETA on renewed availability.
However, some options previously made unavailable by supply issues have since become available again. In October 2022, GM brought back three door accent trim kits after they were deleted on the 2023 Camaro in June. At that time, GM also restored availability of the 20-inch Caliente wheel option (RPO code 57V).
Order banks for the 2023 Chevy Camaro will close in June 2023 and production will stop on August 3rd, 2023, as GM Authority was the first to report in November. A special-edition farewell package, possibly named the Heritage Edition, is planned for the 2024 Chevy Camaro, which would be the final model year.
The 2023 Chevy Camaro is built on the GM Alpha platform with production taking place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan.
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I can’t find a LT1 V-8 anywhere.
Are GM even making any?
Picked up mine 1 month ago today . Ordered convertible w manual trans in Sept. arrived a lot sooner than everyone expected
Another GM dirty trick. They just want to sell the 4 cyl that nobody wants.
WTF is this? Muscle cars without the muscle lol
the packages mentioned are more roundy-curvy track orientated…also most of those pony cars from the old days could probably not keep up with either the 4 turbo or even the 3.6.
But I hear ya, what is the point of a small sports car without excessive HP and bench racing rights.
To be honest I don’t look at 6th gen Camaros as muscle cars, I look at them as American sports cars. “Muscle cars” is a term given to cars that are fast in a straight line but can’t handle corners, which is almost insulting to call a Camaro a “muscle car” because the 6th gen Camaro is one of the best track cars available.
Chargers/Challengers are muscle cars. Big heavy boats that are only fast in a straight line. 6th gen Camaros are sports cars made for race tracks.
I’ve had my RS/ v-6 for a yr now, and it’s the best bang for the buck… took 8 months to get it, so now I can wait a year , or more, for a new vette… gotta Luv these days
You waited for a V6 Camaro? Something to drive to cheer practice I guess…..
V6 has as much power today as many big V8s did in the muscle car
peak era of the 60s and early 70s. Also, power to weight ratio is a very
significant factor with the much lighter cars today. Most owners who
buy the V8 likely don’t even need or use the extra hp. Just bragging
rights. Cheer practice indeed …. 👎
The 6th gen V6 Camaro does 0-60 in 5s which is as fast if not faster than any V8 “muscle car” from 1960-2000. Actually the current 6th gen V6 Camaro has about the same performance as the 5th gen Camaro SS.
Yea sure the V8 will always sound better louder, but getting beaten in a big V8 to a quiet little V6 would be pretty embarrassing.
Haha, yeah there is zero truth in this post. If you have the money and waiting for a new Vette you aren’t doing that with a V6. This is some kid posting wishful thinking knowing people can’t verify and it makes him feel better. I will play that game too. I am driving my GTO on the weekends while waiting for a Koenigsegg!
I have an Acura TL and yes they come with a “6” and it will peel the paint off the v8 Camaro and dodge rt so don’t knock the 6 bc when your not pushing much weight then the little ole V6 are surprisingly fast just saying
Comparing an Acura TL to a V6 Camaro is like comparing a thoroughbred to a donkey. Of course the garbage motors being the donkey. A V6 Camaro is by no means fast not even with a 10-speed. And you’re horribly wrong about beating a Camaro SS LT1 in your Acura TL. I can see it keeping the lead with the RT if the race was short enough to keep it. If you have a Camaro and don’t have the motor v8 you don’t have luxury you don’t have comfort you don’t have anything at all you just have a piece of junk.
Take your silly comments elsewhere Brad.
Yeah dummy. The cars from the 60s were not rated by the same system. I’ll also add they had gobs of torque you couldn’t keep them straight in the rain. Much like the Camaro SS they were beast on the pavement. Just go get smart like Ben and get an Acura if you can’t handle the smoke.
They were massively over rated compared to todays standards. You might look up the terms Net versus Gross before spouting off.
I never understood people like this @Bradsmity
They care more about “reputation” than they do about actual performance. Keep your “thoroughbred” Acura TL’s and Civic Type R’s. I would rather buy a 6th gen V6 Camaro that will outperform you on the track OR in a straight line for almost half the price.
Haha. You’re Acura TL isn’t beating a SS let alone a V6 Camaro. GTFO with that delusional comment.
I agree, the last TL was around 4,000 pounds and made just a hair over 300HP from the 3.7 v6. The same year Camaro 3.6 makes 325 ish HP and weighs 200 lbs less. I suppose it migh come down to the awd version of the TL catching traction. same I suppose for the LT1. if you can drive it adequately you would beat the TL everytime.
LMAO stop lying. A stock Acura TL does 0-60 in 5.9s. A stock 6th gen V8 Camaro does 0-60 in 3.9s. It’s not even close. Either you have thousands of dollars worth of mods and tunes, or the Camaro you allegedly raced doesn’t know how to drive.
Even a 4 cylinder Camaro can beat your Acura TL stock vs stock. The 4cylinder Camaro does 0-60 in 5.4s.
I started looking for a new one to replace my ‘14 V-6 convertible on the 22nd of November.
Found a triple black V-8 LT1 convertible 2hrs away,drove it home 6days later. After driving with the V-8,would not have the V-6 again.V-6 was only getting a little over2 mpg better.
I think Brad is really a 14-year-old girl! LOL she loves her Acura
No a 14 year old or a girl. But if I wanted an Acura I’d probably love it they are wonderful cars. At least I wouldn’t look like a damn fool. Fronting like a muscle car in a wanna be 6 cylinder. American v8 rule but Japanese 4 and 6…. Lol silly Americans just give up your silly. That’s like taking a ten speed bicycle and deleting all but 5. And then claim you know cars. If your not a young girl and you have a non v8 Camaro…. Well everyone is laughing at you. In real life and Internet. Your the type gets smashed by trucks and then think it’s modified. 😂
OK Boomer. first thing you need to understand is the camaro was never a Muscle Car, it was always a Pony car, which means a little boys wannabe muscle car. I currently have a 1968 camaro with a transplanted 454 and 4 speed trans and I like it just fine muscled up like that, but the 275 hp 327 that came stock in it would definitely get its lunch handed to it in a stock to stock current V6 to old 327 race. The v8 Torque might get off the line better and the old ones are lighter, so it has a little bit of a chance, but it is what it is. We older guys don’t want to admit it but the old days are not always better, just different with differing ideals about what is fun.
Also you cannot drive at 14, hell 16 is still only a limited driving license any more. and I know plenty of “Girls” with way better reaction times and can drag many “boys” that think they are fast.
So if a 4 or 6 cylinder is acceptable in a Japanese car why is it not acceptable in an American car??? Get that outdated boomer “muscle car” mentality out of here. Calling a 6th gen Camaro a “muscle car” is almost an insult, they are SPORTS CARS made to handle race tracks and put down lap times. That’s what sports cars do. If you want a muscle car go get you a Challenger/Charger boat, a Camaro is not for you.
What’s the difference between a Camaro and Nissan Z? One is American and one is Japanese. The Z and Camaro were MADE to compete in the Mustang market. So if a V6 is acceptable in a Nissan Z why isn’t it acceptable in a Camaro?
Personally i didn’t buy a Camaro to have a “muscle car”, I wanted a rear wheel drive coupe but I don’t like Japanese cars and German cars are too expensive. So Mustang and Camaro are my only options.
Because gtr. And the 3.6 is a notorious piece of garbage. That’s comical a Nissan Maxima will eat a V6 camaro’s lunch dinner and breakfast. For the most part American cars are junk and they don’t last. Without the rumble and the torque of the V8 you just have a pile of garbage. The Camaro has a garbage body,the V6 is a garbage motor, and all of them except for the manual transmission have a garbage transmission. The Camaro scores worse than any other sports/muscle/economy car out. By all marrits sales,dependability, looks,that thing loses all of them. An ls or lt1 new lt1 is the magic sauce they rectifies that abomination. I bet you’re hoping they offer a mid-engine V6 Corvette. Lol. Camero is dead you’re not even selling enough to keep making them.
@Bradsmity dude what are you EVEN talking about??? First of all, you should get your facts straight.
The 6th gen Camaro (2016-2023) with a V6 and 10 speed auto does 0-60 in 5.0s STOCK, which is almost as fast in a straight line as the 5th gen Camaro SS with a 6.2L V8 (2010-2015). But it’s much lighter, by almost 600lbs.
I’ll be willing to bet my last dollar that a stock Nissan Maxima doesn’t stand a chance against a stock 6th gen V6 Camaro.
Also the Alpha chassis/platform used in the 6th gen Camaro is one of the best chassis available on the market right now. They are much lighter and has way better handling than even 5th gen Camaros. Look up Nurbugring lap times, Camaros equipped with the 1LE track package are hanging with Porsches/Ferraris/Lamborghinis/GTR’s. They’re not even worried about Nissan Maximas.
Do some Google next time before you start the doo doo talking.
Real Camaro fans buy Camaro’s for the chassis and handling. If you want a boat, go get you a Charger/Challenger. Camaros don’t come with anchors.
Hey Brad, you forgot one item on your garbage list ….
all your garbage comments. Why do you even bother
spouting non stop negativity on this forum. Think
you’re a master engineer … think again . Go ahead,
give me a thumbs down, who cares.
By the way @Bradsmity, I compare cars dollar for dollar. I wouldn’t compare a supercharged V8 truck that costs $100k to a V6 Camaro that costs less than $30k. The V6 Camaro is in the same price range as your beloved Japanese BRZ/86, but it has better performance than a Civic Type R (that costs $20k more).
If I’m at a red light in a 6th gen V6 Camaro, I’m not going to challenge cars that costs double if not more than my car. But I’ll be willing to bet, I can smoke any car that costs less than $30k (stock for stock).
There is no replacement for displacement!! Get the V8 (not including EV) Next gen should be lighter car and EV if you want speed. But remember GM cannot let the Camaro beat the Vet