The Camaro will race on in Supercars despite the retirement of the model.
Chevrolet announced that the sixth generation Camaro will retire at the conclusion of model year 2024. But while the final Camaro will come off the assembly line in January 2024, Chevrolet insists it will continue to support the Camaro’s presence in categories such as Supercars, NASCAR, IMSA, SRO and NHRA.
“As we prepare to say goodbye to the current generation Camaro, it is difficult to overstate our gratitude to every Camaro customer, Camaro assembly line employee and race fan,” said Scott Bell, global Chevrolet vice president.
“While we are not announcing an immediate successor today, rest assured, this is not the end of Camaro’s story.”
Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president, performance and motorsports, added: “Chevrolet’s products and our relationship with our customers benefit from motorsports. Our plan is to continue to compete and win at the highest levels of auto racing.”
The Camaro retirement comes soon after the Camaro and Chevrolet made its first appearance under the Gen3 Supercars rules in Newcastle.
Supercars CEO Shane Howard said the partnership with GM will continue into the future, with the Camaro to represent Chevrolet Racing in Supercars until at least the end of 2025.
“While today’s General Motors (GM) news out of the U.S will have an impact on our racing product, we respect and acknowledge that change is sometimes inevitable,” said Howard.
“We will continue our strong partnership with GM into the future. GM has been an integral part of our heritage and has played a significant role in shaping Supercars to become what it is today, the greatest touring car category in the world.
“Ever since Bruce McPhee and Barry Mulholland famously won in a Holden Monaro at Bathurst in 1968, GM has helped shaped the careers of some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s greatest drivers, including Peter Brock, Mark Skaife, Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup and most recently Shane van Gisbergen.
“For fans, the Camaro will continue to proudly represent Chevrolet Racing in the Repco Supercars Championship until at least the end of 2025.”