Sorry California and Washington, No Performance Camaros For You


We all know that California may have the best car culture of any place in the world. From shows and meets, to car clubs and specialty shops, California has just about anything an automotive enthusiast could want. What it won’t have in 2021 are Chevrolet Carmaro’s in SS, 2SS, ZL1 or ZL1 1LE trim packages roaming the streets. This is due to restrictions related to the use of copper in the brake pads that are installed on the performance trimmed Camaros.

From GM Authority:

“Due to restrictions in California and Washington state related to copper brake pads, customers in those states cannot order a 2021 Camaro SS, ZL1 and 1LE for delivery after January 1, 2021,” said Senior Manager, Chevrolet Cars and Crossover Communications at General Motors, Kevin M. Kelly, in an official statement to GM Authority. “Customers can, however, purchase these models from available dealer stock in those states.”

“We will resume allowing customers in California and Washington state to order the Camaro SS, ZL1 and 1LE models in 2022 when we introduce a new brake system that is compliant with the copper requirements,” Kelly added.

These models come equipped with anywhere from the 455hp 6.2L LT1 V8 to the 650hp 6.2L Lt5 V8. So if you are in California or Washington and you pull along side a 2021 Camaro, rev that engine without fear. Theres a good chance it will be a V6 or T4 model.

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