2023 Chevy Chevelle
Chevy Chevelle remains a great classic American car purchase. Many forget that this was once one of the most popular muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s. Although many brands are reviving the old name, Chevelle has not returned.
It’s an exclusive rendering, yet the car looks cohesive and well-put together in all its modern digital splendor– similar to the Chevrolet Camaro.
2023 Chevy Chevelle
However, Chevy’s mid-size Chevelle car doesn’t have to stay in the shadow of the Camaro, and this could be a car that distinguishes itself as a pony car with a difference.
Chevy Chevelle Powertrain
The sporty second-generation Chevy Chevelle certainly has an iconic status and a choice of powertrain options, including a 7.4-liter V8, stunning ‘SS’ performance trim, and ‘El Camino pickup body style. With that in mind, this new render has the talent to become an automotive legend.
Like the classic Chevelle, the concept has a double white stripe over black with a nod back to the SS trim. Like many original Chevelle models, it also features a long front hood and a short rear.
Chevy Chevelle Exterior
Up front, LED quad headlights combine with quad taillights to subtly evoke classic bangs cars. In addition to that and the ‘SS badge, there’s still a little more if you’re unfamiliar with the original.
Interestingly, the quad exhaust, hood scoop, grille, and more show – out loud – that this is an internal combustion engine-powered muscle car.
If made today, it could be a fantastic addition to the current Chevy Camaro lineup as trim level Chevelle, one of Chevrolet’s many V8 engines.
Another thing to consider is that Chevrolet is unlikely to release another ICE pony car – at least there won’t be a Camaro for now, and the Chevy Corvette will soon become a hybrid.
This Modern Chevy Chevelle Looks Like a Camaro
Launched last week, the 70/SS is a re-skinned Chevrolet Camaro. The only remaining exterior component of the Camaro is the windshield.
Trans Am Worldwide swapped out everything else, including an excellent induction hood reminiscent of the original SS 454.
The fenders and doors have straighter lines to represent the old Chevelle better, and there’s even a tip to the nose similar to the original car.
2023 Chevy Chevelle Interior
Moving inside, the Camaro greenhouse remains essentially the same. With new retro-themed seats, there’s 70/SS-specific branding on door panels and instrument clusters.
Even the carpet was replaced with a circle carpet, similar to something found in 1970. Arguably the best touch for the interior is the classic Hurst shifter, crowned with a cue ball knob for shifting gears.
For the powertrain. Trans Am Worldwide will offer a 70/SS with multiple packages, and yes, the top tier promises no less than 1,500 horsepower.
Specific details on the engine aren’t available, but the company says the range-topper is an LS6/X 454 with two turbochargers making “1,500 horsepower of the rear wheels of the road.” Only these 25 monsters will be created.
Engine Options also available 6.4-liter (396 cubic inches) V8 with 900 hp (671 kW). The starting point for the 70/SS is the standard 450 hp (336-kW) Camaro LT1 V8.
Automatic or manual transmissions and improved suspension, wheels, and brakes are available. Buyers can choose from eight heritage colors or ten modern colors for the exterior, or if there is a specific color you want, customization is allowed.
2023 Chevy Chevelle Price
Trans Am Worldwide says orders are being picked up now, with deliveries planned for the fall. Being retro does come at a price, however, with the 70/SS starting at $150,000.