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A red 2023 Chevy Camaro is shown parked in a garage.

The 2023 Chevy Camaro’s Specialized Features Impress

The Camaro name still has a power to it, decades after the first one awed drivers. That’s one reason why Chevy brought the Camaro name back when they decided to debut a new sports car a in 2010. The current iteration, the 2023 Chevy Camaro, will live up to whatever expectations you have. Part of this is due to the obvious reasons of design and speed, but there is more to a successful sports car than just those two elements. Sure, the average driver will brag about how high they can crank the speed, but it tends to be more subtle, specialized features that truly decide whether a car is memorable. If you think about your favorite car from your past, you’ll no doubt remember what it looks like, but you’ll even more clearly remember the small touches that made it your home. My first car was a small Saturn, nothing most people would write home about. But what I clearly recall was how good a view it had when you looked out its rear window. Whoever designed that model’s rear view window nailed it.

It’s those small touches that stick with you. We believe the 2023 Chevy Camaro has those in spades. There’s no question that you’ll be awed that the Camaro can go from zero to sixty in 3.5 seconds. No one forgets speed like that. And there’s no question you’ll remember its available 650 horsepower. Numbers only speak to some of the story, though. With the Camaro, the specialized details it features add up to what might be your best ride yet.

A red 2023 Chevy Camaro is shown parked near a building.

Magnetic Ride Control

A term that sounds like it comes from science-fiction, magnetic ride control is a neat feature of the Camaro that potential buyers should know about, as it not only make your drives smoother, but also improves handling as well. In milliseconds, magnetic ride control can read the way you’re driving and the terrain you’re traveling, and adjust the Camaro’s shock absorbers to the correct stiffness for those conditions. When you’re cruising slowly down a bumpy road, you’ll get a soft, comfortable ride like you might expect in a luxury car. But when you hit the gas and attack the corners, the shocks will stiffen up to increase traction and reduce body roll.

Thanks to using magnetism, this system rarely needs to be adjusted for wear and tear. The magnets themselves almost instantaneously readjust when activated. No matter how quickly the terrain changes or your driving style changes, the magnetic ride control will be on top of it. You’ll have a lot more faith in your performance with this piece of tech in your sports car.

Coupe or Convertible?

Do you like the idea of wind blowing through your hair as you drive along the water? Do you want to pull up to a party with your Camaro’s roof down? It sounds like the Camaro convertible is your answer.

But for some, the convertible is an unneeded accessory. Fear not: Chevy offers a choice. For drivers who live in an area not conducive to driving with the roof down, it’s understandable that paying for a convertible sports car, even one as nice as a Camaro, might not be to your taste. That’s why there’s the coupe option.

Or maybe you’re like me, and you live in an area where a convertible will often serve well, but you just know you’ll forget to put the roof up when rain is in the forecast. For absent-minded folks like me, the ability to choose pays off.

A silver 2023 Chevy Camaro is shown driving near an ocean.

Dual-Mode Exhaust

Enthusiasts enjoy a loud, sporty exhaust, especially with a throaty V8 rumble. However, your neighbors may not agree, especially if you start your engine early in the morning. What do you do if you want a sporty exhaust on your sports car, but also need to keep the HOA off your back?

That’s where the Camaro’s dual-mode exhaust comes in. It’s like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. While gently driving out of your neighborhood at the posted speed limit, it’s as quiet as you’d expect a factory exhaust to be, which keeps the Karens happy. Once you hit the highway on-ramp and get on it, though, electronically-controlled valves in the exhaust automatically open and let your engine roar. It’s the best of both worlds, giving you the sporty sound you enjoy as well as keeping the neighbors happy.

The Camaro also lets you manage your engine sound manually. You can select “stealth” mode to keep it quiet all the time no matter how you’re driving, which could be useful late at night. Or, in “track” mode, the valves go wide open no matter how you’re driving, ensuring that maximum power is available at all times. We don’t recommend using “track” mode in your neighborhood, unless you just moved out and are leaving for the last time.

Heads-Up Display

Consumer demand for a heads-up display (HUD) has grown in the past years. A HUD will project information on the bottom of the windshield, which can be quite helpful for a driver as it eliminates the need to glance away from the road. There’s no need to look at the dashboard to see your speed, or where your next turn is, when your HUD projects it for you. The latter is particularly useful if you’re traveling in a new area with a lot of quick turns. Those back and forth glances have caused many accidents. It’s better to never have to look away.

As a bonus, a HUD adds a futuristic vibe to your Camaro. All your passengers will be impressed by both its usefulness and its appearance. If you really want to impress, you can tell your passengers that HUD originated in military aircraft, a fun fact that will keep your passengers loving your sports car.

Teen Driver Technology

Sports cars are a lot of fun to drive, but if you have a young person in your house, you might be a little worried about tossing this new driver the keys to your Camaro. Not to worry, Chevy has crafted a helpful safety program for parents of teen drivers. You can preset this tech to issue warnings to your driver when they exceed certain speeds, and mute audio before certain safety precautions are taken. For example, you can make it so your young driver won’t even be able to put the car into reverse until their seatbelt is on.

You will also be able to review your teen’s driving as the system will save a driving report, letting you know not just their top speed, but how often safety features like frontal collision alert had to kick in during the drive. Thanks to this, you’ll be able to explain to your novice driver what they should consider doing differently during future rides.

An orange and black 2023 Chevy Camaro is shown parked in a garage.

Keyless Entry and Ignition

Your key fob will be your friend. It can lock and unlock the car without ever leaving your pocket or bag. You can start the car without having to insert it. If your fob suddenly loses battery power, however, there’s still a mechanical key inside it that you can use to unlock and start your vehicle. You can also program your car to lock and unlock passively using the Camaro’s homescreen.

The Features Add Up

The Camaro is famous for its appearance and speed, but there’s a lot more to it than just that. These small details end up offering drivers peace of mind and better driving experiences, which is why we suspect the 2023 Camaro will set a new standard for sports car features. Going fast doesn’t mean much if the rest of the ride is a pain. With the Camaro, you’ll have enough convenient features to customize your driving experience, or that of your teen, to your exact specifications.

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