2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS: What You Need to Know

2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS
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Chevy’s V8 Muscle Car Turns 50

Chevrolet produced the first Camaro for the 1967 model year, with the high-performance, V8-powered Super Sport (SS) trim level making its debut as well. The Chevy Camaro turns 50 years old in 2017, though it took eight years off between 2002 and 2010.

The Camaro was originally derived from the Chevy Nova to compete with the popular late-1960s Ford Mustang. The Mustang and Camaro are still considered archrivals.

The current Camaro SS was last redesigned for 2016. This latest generation has trimmed down and gained a host of performance and handling technologies to compete in the sports car realm, and not just against other muscle cars.

The 455-horsepower 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS fits near the top of the Camaro range, above the LS and LT trims, which feature V6 and turbocharged four-cylinder engines. However, it’s not the top performer in the lineup. That honor goes to the 640-horsepower Camaro ZL1.

Take a look the following slides, where we break down what makes the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS one of the highest-rated cars in our rankings of sports cars.