Supercars 2023 news, Chevrolet Camaro, General Motors, production line, American muscle car, sales decline, Gen3
, 2023-03-22 21:46:48,
General Motors has swung the axe on the Chevrolet Camaro just one round into its life in the Supercars championship.
Chevrolet confirmed today that the last production Camaro will roll off the assembly line next January and will not be updated save for a special collectors edition to commemorate the iconic nameplate.
No successor to the Camaro was announced. With the Dodge Challenger also wrapping up production this year, the news will leave the Ford Mustang as the last car in the American muscle car class still in production this time next year.
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While the decision will have no immediate impact on the Supercars, the Camaro’s axing will yet again leave the General Motors faction of the series racing a defunct car model for at least two more years, until the end of 2025, though the car hasn’t been available for purchase in right-hand drive locally since 2020.
Until last year GM teams were fielding a defunct Holden Commodore for almost three seasons following the iconic Australian nameplate’s discontinuation in early 2020.
The Camaro made its Supercars racing debut less than a fortnight ago at the Newcastle 500, the first race under the Gen3 regulations.
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