Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Wake up Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, and Nissan 350Z, an old friend has slumbered long enough and is ready to come out and play – despite insufferable gas prices. Most of us got our first glimpses of the beast in the 2007 film Transformers, but little did we know what the legendary car was packing under its hood.

For starters, the 2010 Camaro will be available in three different models: the LS, LT, and SS. While the former two will entertain drivers with a 300-horsepower 3.6L V-6 engine, those lucky enough to sit behind the wheel of the SS will feel the true American muscle offered by the 422-horsepower 6.2L V-8, which, incidentally, will really move the 3,860 pounds. And while the 3.6L Camaro is projected to offer 26 mpg on the highway, the 6.2L SS will drop to 23 mpg – and that’s with the help of the Active Fuel Management technology that disengages four cylinders during light driving. All 2010 Camaro models will be offered with either manual or automatic 6-speed transmissions, Stabilitrak, rear-parking assist, OnStar, Bluetooth connectivity, and four-wheel disc brakes; however, only the 2010 Camaro SS will offer the four-piston Brembo calipers.

Gas prices be damned, any guy with a pair should want to drive one of these all-American classics with retro stylings that call upon the much-revered 1969 Camaro. With each passing year it’s getting harder and harder to find an original classic that’s worthy of an arduous restoration process; might as well start collecting the modern classics. And the 2010 Camaro is a choice place to start.

The MSRP on the 2010 Camaro has yet to be determined, but you can expect it to hit showroom floors in 2009's first quarter.

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