I need some clarification on driveline specifications for the 2013 and 2014 Camaro. It appears I have found some conflicting details in the information that is available.
Since the model debut in 2010, I was under the impression that a limited-slip rear differential is included with manual transmission V6 models, and both manual and automatic transmission V8 models. In contrast, the automatic transmission V6 models have an open rear differential.
I am confused by the information found in the Canadian brochure for the 2013 Camaro. There is a footnote in the section on standard and optional equipment which states that the limited-slip rear differential is “deleted on all models except ZL1 when available automatic transmission is specified”.
Does this mean that a change occurred since the 2012 model? Has the rear differential on the automatic transmission SS models changed to an open type?
The 2013 brochure from the U.S. GM website is not completely specific on the differential specification. However, this following link shows that a limited-slip rear differential is standard on all SS models and available on LT models.
I looked at the online ordering guides for both the 2013 and 2014 Camaro and they both seem to indicate that the limited-slip rear differential specification is unchanged since 2010. That is to say a limited-slip rear differential is included on manual V6, manual V8, and automatic V8 models, whereas an open rear differential is included on automatic V6 models.
So which source of information is correct for the 2013 model and what will it be for the 2014 model? Was the limited-slip rear differential deleted on automatic transmission SS models for the 2013 model year? If anyone wishes to provide some factual details to clarify it would be greatly appreciated.