This is one of two new colors that will be available for the 2022 Camaro.
Despite continually falling behind the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger in the muscle car sales battle, the Chevrolet Camaro is still soldiering on. After suffering production setbacks brought by the ongoing semiconductor shortage, the Camaro will come back fighting for the 2022 model year.
Last month, we learned that the vibrant Crush Orange and Shock Green color options will be removed from the 2022 Camaro's color palette. Replacing them will be two new striking colors: Vivid Orange Metallic and Rapid Blue. On Facebook, GM designer Adam Barry has shared a photo giving us a first look at the 2022 Camaro finished in Vivid Orange Metallic, and it certainly looks eye-catching.
Rapid Blue, on the other hand, was already previewed by the Camaro pace car at Daytona back in April and is also available for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
The 2022 Camaro is also equipped with Design Package 2, which is no longer linked to the Wild Cherry Design Package. For 2022, the Wild Cherry and Shock & Steel Design Packages will also no longer be available, but the Redline Edition will carry over for the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro.
New for 2022, all Camaro models apart from 1LS and ZL1 trims can be equipped with Design Package 3. This package adds a satin black hood stripe with a silver ice metallic hash mark, Camaro logo center caps, a blacked-out fuel cap with carbon accents, and a black Camaro fender badge.
Inside, the package adds premium carpet floor mats with the Camaro logo and black suede knee pads. The Design Package 3 isn't available standalone, however; 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, and LT1 models also require the RS Package and 20-inch five-split spoke wheels. Color options are also limited to Vivid Orange Metallic, Rapid Blue, and Wild Cherry Tintcoat with the Design Package 3.
If you've already placed an order for the 2022 Camaro, be prepared for a long wait because production is starting later than planned due to the ongoing semiconductor. Originally, production was expected to start in April, but will now begin on September 20.