LE MANS, France — At the end of opening remarks in the Garage 56 team press availability, IMSA President John Doonan dropped a well-received surprise announcement. A production-version 2024 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Garage 56 edition will be presented for sale later this year – a nod to this week’s celebrated entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and there will be only 56 of the iconic Camaros available in the United States.
The Garage 56 effort is a tribute to NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season whose entry at Le Mans this week is a collaboration among NASCAR, NASCAR’s winningest team (Hendrick Motorsports); the winningest manufacturer (Chevrolet) and winningest tire (Goodyear). Production is expected to begin later this year at the Lansing, Mich. Grand River Assembly plant.
Among the special details, the Camaro will have a Garage 56 “badge” on the front fenders, Garage 56 emblems on the floor mats and steering wheel badge. A NASCAR windshield header decal, white Goodyear front wheel arch decals and door decals of the No. 24.
“Even though Chevrolet has been racing since its inception in 1911, we’ve never done anything quite like Garage 56,” said General Motors President Mark Reuss, who is expected to be at Le Mans this week.