The Chevrolet booth at SEMA was wall-to-wall with hot cars to showcase accessories as well as themed concept cars.
2014 Camaros were in force starting with the Performance V6 Concept which showcased dealer accessories like Brembo brakes, a 1LE suspension kit and strut tower brace, Borla performance exhaust and some easy on the eyes visual enhancements.
The companion Performance V8 Concept had some body ground effects and blacked out trim treatments that echo those on the new Corvette. It’s hot look was grounded with cold air intake, ZL1 brake kit and short-throw shifter, along with some concept parts from the new Z/28.
Of course the new 2014 Z/28 was center stage, looking baad in black. Chevrolet’s new naturally aspirated track beast has a wicked 505 horsepower 7.0L LS7 engine. The high-content engine has titanium intake valves and connecting rods, CNC-ported aluminum heads and a forged crank.
Best yet, the new Z/28 is some 300 lbs lighter than the supercharged ZL/1 and has all of the track-day suspension and brakes needed for a hot lap around the ring.
A 2014 COPO Camaro purpose built-race made its appearance at the SEMA Show this year as well, coupled with a matching truck and trailer. Nice.
Other vehicles making an appearance were some custom Sonics that showcased creativity and a shopping cart full of Chevrolet Performance accessories.
Jeff Gordon got into the mix with a concept SS sedan with a satin finish, number 24 graphics, 20-inch wheels, a carbon fiber rear spoiler and a custom front grille.
Most exciting at Chevrolet this year of course was the new Corvette Stingray. The Atlantic Concept convertible had a more upscale styling treatment like a private jet Chevrolet said.
It had a Carbon Flash Metallic front splitter, rocker extensions and rear lower diffuser. Up front were Fusion Gray headlamp housings and hood accents. The cabin was trimmed with a suede.
On the other side was the Pacific Concept coupe which was more brash and wild. It received a carbon fiber hood and roof panel, along with satin black accents, graphics and wheels.
The interior features a carbon fiber trim kit, along with dealer available Competition Sport seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel with a carbon fiber finish.
The show stopper was the Gran Turismo edition Corvette Stingray concept which is headed to the new PlayStation game. The real version of the virtual car gets custom paint and graphics as well as some wild styling bits.
The yellow headlamps really get your attention but that wild rear wing is something I bet many Stingray owners will be looking for on the aftermarket.
The best for last was the ride along just outside the door from the Chevrolet booth where you could test a variety of new cars from the Spark to the Camaro. And yes, they were giving rides in the all new 2014 Corvette Stingray!