Chevy Brings All of It’s Fun Toys to 2018 L.A. Auto Show

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2019 Chevy Camaro

Chevy fills its booth at the L.A. Auto Show with a slew of new Camaros, Corvettes, and even a lust-worthy engine.

If you haven’t noticed, Chevy has a ton of cool, new, and exiting products hitting the market right about now. So of course they would want to show off their new toys to, you know, the buying public. We here at LS1 Tech were more than happy to check them all out recently at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show. And of course, bring them to you in full color form.

The big dog of this veritable Chevy party was, of course, the mighty C7 Corvette ZR1. The new king of the hill took up a prominent spot at Chevy’s L.A. stage. But so did a fully assembled version of its 6.2-liter, supercharged, LT5 V8. We would have been happy to just roll this mighty 755 hp mill right off the stage and back home to our own personal build, of course. But Chevy (and law enforcement) tend to frown upon those sorts of activities.

Chevy also brought along a new Grand Sport to add to the Corvette stable. Finished in Shadow Gray Metallic, and, seemingly, cloaked in the shadows, it brought about a delightful level of menace to the show. Though, perhaps we are biased, because we love the Grand Sport so much.

But the other star of the show was a trio of 2019 Camaros. These new muscle cars covered a good bit of the Camaro spectrum, with an SS, RS, and convertible on display. Behind them, of course, was a giant wall of aftermarket parts and accessories. Something most Camaro buyers are keen to add to their shopping list.


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It’s worth noting that the Shock Yellow Camaro showcased here is actually wearing the SEMA-special front fascia. Chevrolet won’t confirm it, but we are convinced this revised (and much better looking maw) will begin appearing on all 2019.5/2020 Camaro SS models. Mark our words…

Rounding out this selection of fast and shiny new sheetmetal was something a little different. We’re talking about the new Colorado ZR2 Bison, a Raptor-challenging off-road menace. Built for long excursions in the wilderness, the new Bison is something we’d be happy to have in our garage for when ripping down highway pulls gets old. It really never does, but, hey, we certainly wouldn’t kick this sweet truck out of the garage.

Colorado Bison

All-in-all, a pretty impressive showing from Chevy. And it just shows that now is a great time to be a bowtie enthusiast!

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Brett Foote has been covering the auto industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ popular Auto Group websites, including Corvette Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among others.

Foote has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles and every other type of automobile, Foote had spent several years running parts for local dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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