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2017 Chevy Camaro: 50 Years of Legendary Performance on Display


When the Camaro was first introduced 50 years ago, it became an instant sensation. Back in 1966, the thought of a high-performance, two-door sports car at a relatively affordable price was somewhat of a novel idea. But the then-new Camaro put the pedal to the metal and soon started to leave competitors like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger in its rearview mirror.


Fast-forward a half-century and witness the evolution of an icon. The new sixth-generation 2017 Camaro celebrates the marque’s 50th Anniversary with a smaller, lighter, and agiler iteration that doesn’t just push the envelope but shreds it. And at McCarthy Chevrolet of Lee’s Summit, we’re happy to add such exquisite class to our inventory. Come test drive a 2017 Camaro at our Lee’s Summit Chevy dealership.

The Best-Looking Camaro Ever

Perhaps the best-looking model in its storied 50-year history, the new 2017 Camaro’s sculpted body line features a more aerodynamic fastback silhouette, pronounced quarter panels, bulging hood creases, and a unique “reverse Mohawk” channel running the length of the Camaro’s fluidly flowing roofline. From its aggressive front fascia, brilliant available LED-framed headlights, and characteristic rear haunches with an available stanchion spoiler, the new 2017 Camaro for sale at McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit is lean, mean, and ready to dominate the street. This is one bad boy with a sophisticated style, aggressive countenance, and cat-like grace that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go.

A New Dimension of Interior Sportiness

After its debut in the 60s, people raved about the Camaro’s simple yet sporty interior. The new 2017 Camaro’s signature twin analog gauges framed by chrome-accented binnacles, and oversized circular AC vents pay homage to the original.

But that’s where the similarity ends. The 2017 Camaro’s race car-inspired interior leaves no doubt that this is a real driver’s car. Every detail is superbly crafted to enhance the driving experience, as well as surround you in uncompromising luxury and quality. Some of the many highlights of the Camaro’s reimagined cockpit include an available heated, flat-bottomed steering wheel; firmly-bolstered, leather, heated, and ventilated front bucket seats designed to keep you in place during cornering maneuvers; and an ergonomically designed center console with large cup holders and a perfectly positioned leather shifter.


Make the Camaro’s interior uniquely yours with a remarkable Interior Spectrum Lighting that allows you to program a rainbow of 24 hues around the door trim, radio, and cup holders. Depending on what drive mode you’re in, the colors react accordingly. Or you can customize it to strike your own fancy.

Revving Up the Latest Technology

Because Chevrolet goes the extra mile in everything they do, they’ve equipped the 2017 Camaro with some amazing technology.

Let’s start with the available 8-inch reconfigurable instrument cluster; It features a large information display nestled between the analog gauges that presents an array of useful information, including g-force, a lap timer, and more. A series of gauges for oil pressure, gas, engine temperature, and battery amperage communicates critical vehicle stats at a glance. And a fighter jet-inspired heads-up display lets you keep your attention where it belongs: on the road ahead.

Taking technology even further, the new Camaro features either a standard 7-inch or optional 8-inch touchscreen display, as well as an available wireless phone charger, voice-activated controls, Bluetooth® audio streaming, and Chevy’s class-leading 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that lets you connect up to 7 devices.

The aptly named Chevrolet MyLink bundles such sought-after features as Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and Siri Eyes Free™ giving you the smartphone-enabled capabilities you crave. Available OnStar® Turn-by-Turn Navigation and a 1-year trial of crystal-clear SiriusXM® Radio sweetens the package.

More Agile & Athletic Handling

The new 2017 Chevy Camaro bolts out of the gate with performance and handling befitting a true race-proven thoroughbred. The Camaro’s track-bred heritage is not just a slogan but describes how the new Camaro turns every twist, turn, and straightaway into an awesome, visceral, and exhilarating driving experience.

The new Camaro is lighter and more athletic than its predecessors. This translates into nimble handling that sets new standards, thanks to a redesigned architecture that shed up to 390 lbs. compared to previous models. Structural rigidity was increased by 28%, resulting in more precise steering and a more balanced and connected feel. The available Magnetic Ride Control on the legendary Camaro SS along with standard Brembo® brakes help tame the beast for unrivaled control and confidence-inspiring handling.

You can also exert even more influence with the Camaro’s Driver Mode Selector that lets you dial in 8-vehicle characteristics, such as Sport, Tour, Snow/Ice, and Track (SS model only). And you’ll thrill to a unique sonic symphony provided by a dual-mode, quad-exhaust that not only improves performance but harmonizes with the different modes, giving them their own distinctive rumble.

Three Racing-Bred Engine Choices

The Camaro’s trifecta of engine options offers uncompromising power, performance, and fuel efficiency. Pulsating underneath the Camaro’s bulging hood with functional air vents, these mechanical beasts are the heart and soul of the Camaro.

If you want a redefinition of “standard,” the Camaro’s 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine gives new meaning to the word. While some may balk at putting a “4-banger” into a Camaro, their concerns are allayed with 275 horsepower, 295 lb. ft. of torque and 0-60 times in the 5.4-second range. This is one 4-cylinder that rises to the occasion and then some. It also puts up some impressive fuel economy numbers, too. How about an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway?

One of the more popular choices is Chevy’s outstanding 3.6-liter V6. With 335 horsepower and 284 lb.-ft. to play with, this is one ferocious engine that will rocket you from 0-60 in just 5.1 seconds when mated to Chevy’s advanced 8-speed automatic transmission. The V6 features Direct Injection, Variable Valve Timing, and Active Fuel Management for exceptional fuel efficiency.

With enough motive energy to power the U.S.S. Enterprise into the far reaches of space, the Camaro’s brutish, bold, and totally bodacious 6.2-liter V8 not only boggles the mind, but it also produces an astounding 455 horsepower and head-snapping 455 lb.-ft. of torque. This translates to – wait for it – 0-60 in a heart-pounding 4 seconds flat (equipped with the 8-speed automatic). Want to engage more with your driving experience? Then enjoy the Camaro’s precisely tuned 6-speed manual with available rev-matching.

A Passion For Safety

Finally, if there’s one thing Chevy is passionate about, it’s safety. Not only does the Camaro shatter convention and set new performance and handling standards, but it also establishes new safety benchmarks with such cutting-edge safety features such as the following:

  • Rear vision camera with available Rear Park Assist
  • 8 Standard Airbags
  • New Driver & Front Passenger Knee Airbags
  • Ultra-High-Strength Safety Cage
  • Available Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert & Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Get a Breathtaking Deal at McCarthy Lee’s Summit Chevrolet

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro is available in several flavors, including the LT, LT RS, Camaro Convertible, and the legendary Camaro SS. Whichever you choose, you’re in for quite a ride. Discover what it feels to get behind the wheel of the remarkable new 2017 Camaro. Take one for a test drive at your hometown Kansas City Chevrolet dealer, McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit. We’re conveniently located at 945 SE Oldham Parkway, and serve customers all across the state, including the areas of Independence and Blue Springs, MO. Call us today at 888-769-1821 and let us put you in the Camaro of your dreams!

Just as the new 2017 Chevy Camaro will surely take your breath away, you’ll love the breathtaking deals and money-saving Chevy incentives on our full lineup of new 2016 Chevys for sale at our Lee’s Summit, KS Chevy dealership. Looking for a quality used car for less? You owe it to yourself to check out our wide selection of GM-Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles that you can buy with confidence.



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