There are so many problems with the automotive industry right now. Even before Russia decided to add their fuel to the fire, a semiconductor shortage was delaying the arrival of cars across the board.
But Chevrolet has encountered a new speedbump when it comes to making their Camaro ZL1 1LE.
This time, it’s a genuine lack of parts at fault. Specifically, a lack of carbon fibre. Even more specific, the grade of carbon fibre used to make the rear wing.
Interestingly, there doesn’t actually seem to be a carbon fibre shortage. It’s more that Chevrolet just can’t get their hands on it due to supplier issues.
There are plenty of other carbon fibre bits littered around the car, but it’s the wing that is causing all the hassle back at GM HQ.
It means the 2022 Camaro is slowly being stripped bare piece by piece. Chevrolet is already building them without the rear parking assist and the performance data recorder.
With GM unwilling to sell wingless Camaros, those who have ordered a 2022 model will have to wait until 2023 for it to arrive.
By then, manufacturing of the 2023 Camaro would have been going on for over six months.
There is still no word about another generation of Camaro to replace the current spec car, not even talk about an electric variant. The sixth-gen model, introduced in 2016, is living on borrowed time, and it will end production in 2024.
With GM making heavy investments into EVs and having pledged to go all-electric by 2035, any new-gen Camaro will likely run off of batteries or won’t exist at all.
But first, they need to get their hands on some carbon fibre.