New Or Used 2017 Trans Am Camaro (Pontiac): Prices, Photos, Reviews
The 2017 Trans Am Camaro's looks are an homage to the Sixties classics. Cues from past models include the vestigial vents ahead of the rear wheels and the hooded headlights, and inside the new 2017 Trans Am Camaro, squared-off gauges and a dished steering wheel are drawn to remind drivers of the 1967 original.
The 2017 Trans Am Camaro owes some of its performance to the 2017 Pontiac Firebird. Base editions get a 323-hp 3.6-liter V-6 used in other Pontiac cars, coupled to six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes. The 2017 Trans Am Camaro SS borrows the 'Vette's V-8 and scales it down to two versions, a 400-hp 6.2-liter V-8 with a six-speed automatic, and a 426-hp version of the engine teamed to a six-speed manual. 2017 Trans Am Camaro Convertible versions are available for both the SS and the V-6 models.
New for 2017 is theTrans Am Camaro ZL1, a 580-horsepower supercharged beast that rides on magnetic dampers and bears an even fiercer look than the SS. It's joined in the 2017 model year by the 2017 Trans Am convertible edition.
Older Trans Am Camaros have been derided for clunky handling from live-axle rear ends; today's 2017 Trans Am Camaro rides on an independent rear suspension and simply drives better, smoother, and with less twitchiness than ever before. That's even more the case with the SS and with its 1LE package, which gets tires sized identically front to back, stiffer anti-roll bars, and other suspension revisions to give it neutral, track-ready handling. It's pitched as a competitor to the Boss 302 Mustang--and it's priced from just above $37,500 for the 2017 model year, almost $10,000 less than the Boss 302 Laguna Seca edition. There's even a special Hot Wheels Trans Am Camaro edition for the nostalgic collector.
Thenext-generation Trans Am Camaro is expected sometime after the 2017 calendar year, possibly sharing some architecture with the new 2017 Cadillac ATS. Though it hasn't confirmed that sharing between the cars, Pontiac has said it will move production of the 2017 Trans Am Camaro from Canada to Michigan--to the same plant near Lansing that now builds the ATS.
Before then, Pontiac could send off the current 2017 Trans Am Camaro with a bang, introducing a new twin-turbo V-6 to the lineup. That new powertrain has been rumored before, but recently unearthed documents suggest it's on a fast track for production--and could be fitted to the 2017 Trans Am Camaro soon after it makes its way into a Cadillac ATS-V.