The Camaro's future was previously up in the air.
Ever since rumors emerged that work on a seventh-generation model had ceased, the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro has faced an uncertain future. The Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger have outsold Chevy's muscle car since its last overhaul in 2015, but enthusiasts have held onto hope that the Camaro still has a few years left to live. It may not be an official confirmation of a next-generation model, but Chevy has just confirmed that the Camaro will live to see the 2022 model year.
The news came during an announcement for three new Chevrolet pace vehicles that will run before three Nascar touring series races this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida.
It doesn't seem like the 2022 Camaro will have any major updates over the current 2021 model, but it will include a new color option.
All three pace cars wear a red, white, and blue theme inspired by the 2021 Daytona 500 logo, with Rapid Blue acting as the base coat. Chevy fans may note that Rapid Blue is currently only available on the Corvette, meaning the Camaro and Silverado pace cars are the first time we've seen this color on other models. The automaker announced that it would offer Rapid Blue on the 2022 Camaro, but it seems like the Silverado will only see this option on the pace car.
We loved Rapid Blue when we tested it on the 2020 Corvette, and we think it looks great on the Camaro.
Aside from the new color, Chevy didn't announce any other changes for the 2022 model year Camaro. We expect the engines to carry over from the 2021 model year, including a 275-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 335-hp 3.6-liter V6, 455-hp 6.2-liter V8, and 650-hp supercharged V8 in the top ZL1 model.