Chevrolet says ‘Happy 50th, Camaro!’ with a surprise special edition

It’s a festive time in the auto industry. Jeep turned 75, BMW celebrated its 100th birthday with a head-turning concept, and Chevrolet is preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic Camaro by introducing a special-edition model appropriately called 50th Anniversary Edition.

Available as a coupe and as a convertible, the commemorative Camaro features a nightfall gray metallic paint job accented by an orange and black stripe that runs down the hood and down the trunk lid. It also gets a new splitter up front, 20-inch alloy wheels with special center caps, and model-specific “Fifty” emblems on both front fenders. Finally, for a sharper look, the 50th Anniversary Edition comes standard with the RS package that brings a raft of features including HID headlights, LED tail lamps, and a trunk-mounted spoiler.

While pictures of the interior haven’t been published yet, the Bowtie promises that the cabin has been spruced up with black leather upholstery, orange contrast stitching on the seats and on the dashboard, as well as a sprinkling of “50th Anniversary” badges on the instrument panel, on the seatbacks, and on the steering wheel. Illuminated door sills remind the passengers that they’re not about to step in a run-of-the-mill Camaro.

Chevrolet spokesman Randy Fox told Digital Trends that 50th Anniversary Edition buyers will be able to choose whether they want four, six, or eight cylinders under the hood. All of the aforementioned engines are offered with either a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic.

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition will be offered in two trim levels called 2LT and 2SS, respectively, when it goes on sale this summer, and Fox confirmed that production will not limited. Full details (including pricing) will likely be announced later this month during the New York show, and Chevrolet will undoubtedly organize a birthday bash when the Camaro blows out its 50th candle on September 26.

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