04 February 2019, By Mater Lotteries

A History Behind the Chevrolet Camaro

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With all eyes on the latest car prize up for grabs in the Mater Cars for Cancer lottery, we can’t help but be star-struck by the sleek, sophisticated vehicle (with an impressive performance to match) that is the Chevrolet Camaro. So how did this powerhouse come to be? We went back over the history of the Camaro to learn what makes this prize car a superb commodity.

Where It All Began

The Original

The Camaro burst onto the scene on September 29, 1966,  created purely as an answer to the Ford’s Mustang. Designed with the intention to bring the sports car experience to the everyday driver, the original Camaro’s exterior was distinguished by its long hood, short deck and seating for four. When released, two models were available: The Sports Coupe and the Convertible.

Second Generation

Introduced in 1970, the world welcomed the new Camaro, featuring some distinct differences. Firstly, the exterior featured designs of the European Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Lusso. In addition, customers had their choice of 8 engines to pick from (375-horsepower V8 being the strongest). Other luxe additions included air-conditioning and power windows and door locks.

Third & Fourth Generation

Unveiled in 1981 came a Camaro fitted out with a brand-new hatchback body style and fancy performance features to boot. Additionally, they were 227kg lighter than the Camaro models before them. The fourth generation debuted in mid-1993, and this saw V6 become the standard on every Camaro along with an improved steering system.

By the end of 2002, low sales sadly forced the Camaro to be dropped. In 2006, it was announced the Camaro would be coming back, and it re-entered the market in 2010.

The Comeback

Inspired by the original design, the Camaro’s new vintage look packed more punch with performance than any model before it. The newest model included a standard 3.6L V6 engine that produced 312-horsepower with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. In 2012, the fastest Camaro ever came to market, featuring 580-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. The Camaro continued to have improvements and tweaks made to further enhance each new model, which brings us to the HSV Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe up for grabs in the latest car lottery.

The HSV Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe

Luxury and power combined, the HSV Chevrolet Camaro is all about bringing an exhilarating experience with every ride. You’ll enjoy every aspect of this fine vehicle, from the low-slung, lustrous exterior to the deluxe interior. Fixed with beautiful 20”, 5-split-spoke machined-face alloy wheels, a sunroof and a V8 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission, you’ll feel like you’re flying on the road. Not to mention, the 9-speaker Bose premium audio system, leather interiors and front sports bucket seats to make you feel like a real pro.

Want the HSV Chevrolet Camaro to be yours? Purchase your tickets to go in the Mater Cars for Cancer lottery for a chance to win this magnificent ride.

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