The 2010 Chevy Camaro is going be the car that brings back the charm and style of a sports car. Unlike the previous Camaro’s, this new style Camaro is going to offer a smooth ride with a custom design. The horsepower of the Camaro promises to be a toy collectors dream come true. The LS-2 6.0 liter V8 offers up more horsepower than any other Camaro. The 400 horsepower engine is going to come in close behind the Corvette, but it will still have enough horsepower for the road. The car offers a smooth ride without any of the engine noise or any shaking and rattling that was apparent in older models.
When the 2010 Chevy Camaro comes out, it is going to have some competition from Ford and Dodge with the Mustang and Challenger, but it will still come out on top with the sporty look and superior horsepower. Whether you drive the manual transmission or the automatic transmission, reaching top speed will be no problem for those of us thrill seekers. If Chevy stays on plan with the independent rear suspension and MacPherson struts in the front, they should have a car capable of blowing away any other sports car in it’s class!
The look of the 2010 Chevy Camaro is inspired somewhat by the original 1969 Camaro, but with bolder lines and a much more aggressive body style. The look of the car from the back is what is going to draw attention. Looking at the back window up to the roof, you see a smooth delivery that enhances the look of the car. When the 2010 Chevy Camaro first appeared at the Detroit car show, it was soon realized that that this was going to be a collectors dream. Although there is still some speculation as to when the car would come off the line, we now know that the new Chevrolet Camaro is going to become a reality.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro The only thing stopping everyone from owning this car is the release date. The original MSRP of the various models is still unknown, but with all the horsepower and custom design that will make this car “The car of the century” one can only imagine it will be worth every penny. Chevy dealerships around the country have already been flooded with the same question over and over, which isn’t how much is it going to cost, but when will it FINALLY be released. We finally have the answer. September 19th through the 21st, 2009 at the Brickyard event in Indianapolis, IN. Chevy officials will be on hand with several different trim styles and engine types, as well as all of the specifications you are dying to know about such as their horse power, gas mileage and MSRP.
If you owned a 1969 Camaro (or wished you did), you are definitely going to love the 2010 Chevy Camaro. It is destined to become equally as memorable and sought after as the 69 Camaro. Remembering back, collectors were willing to pay top dollar for a project car and cars in supreme condition went for more money than it costs you to buy a nice little house. It will be intriguing to see how the 2010 Chevy Camaro compares to the original in the long run.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Technical Review
The rear wheel drive sport coupe will be capable of comfortably seating four passengers. Although the interior legroom, headroom, shoulder room and hip room is unknown, you should have at least the same amount of room as the 2009 Corvette, if not a little more in the front.
The engine for the 2010 Chevy Camaro is slated to have a V8 small block 6.0 liter LS2. This engine type has proven to deliver a fast ride with commendable gas mileage due to being so lightweight. The aluminum heads and block will provide for a lightweight engine that comes with power to spare. When the engine does not need all of its 400 horsepower, the Active Fuel Management will shut off four of the cylinders so you save fuel. The engine will deliver 400 horsepower with a speculated estimate of 30 MPG on the highway. This is what consumers have come to expect from a Chevy performance car and this car will deliver.
2010 Chevy Camaro Engine
The length of the car is slated to be 186.2 inches with a height of 53 inches and a width of 79.6 inches. The wheelbase is 110.5 inches. The wheels will be cast aluminum with 22 inches in the back and 21 inches in the front. The tires will be 275/30R21 for the front and 305/30R22 for the back. The 14-inch rotors will have four piston calibers and the brakes are four-wheel disc. The brakes are what will allow you to top out the car for speed. The brakes are going to give you smooth stopping power.
The track is 63.8 inches in the front and 63.3 inches in the back. The transmission is a manual six speed T56. The 2010 Chevy Camaro will have a MacPherson strut front with progressive rate coil springs and gas pressured dampers. The estimated base curb weight will be 3,550 pounds, which makes this a lightweight sports car.
2010 Camaro SS2, 6.2L, 6 speed manual – $16500 – $27000
2010 Camaro SS – $20454
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Overview
With design cues evocative of the legendary 1969 model, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro combines the spirit of the classic American muscle car with the fuel efficiency, safety, handling, technology and build quality expected in a modern performance coupe.
The Camaro is available in three trims: LS, LT and SS. The LS and LT are powered by a 300-hp direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 with a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. The SS?s 6.2-liter V8 generates 422 horsepower with the standard six-speed manual, and 400 horsepower with the optional six-speed automatic with sequential shift control. Standard equipment on all Camaros includes independent rear suspension, StabiliTrak stability control with traction control, six airbags, air conditioning, OnStar and XM satellite radio. The LT adds fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels and power driver?s seat, while the SS features unique front fascia, sport suspension, Brembo brakes, limited slip differential and a rear spoiler. The available RS Package includes 20-inch aluminum wheels with performance tires, distinctive high-intensity headlights with a ?halo ring? display, rear spoiler and unique tail lamps. Optional equipment includes Bluetooth wireless connectivity, power sunroof, performance tires, heated leather seats, Boston Acoustic sound system and a variety of exterior stripe packages..
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Performance
With the return of the Chevrolet Camaro, a 40-year-old automotive rivalry is finally resurrected in full force. The battle between Ford, Chevy, and Dodge muscle cars is just as tight as it was in the 1960s, but many reviews read by TheCarConnection.com give the performance edge to the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.
The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro debuts with more than enough power to handle its closest competitors. Car and Driver reviewers proclaim that, “with a 304-hp, 3.6-liter V-6, the base Camaro is nearly as powerful as the Mustang GT,” which features a V-8 engine. Meanwhile, the V-8 version of the 2010 Chevy Camaro, distinguished by its SS badging, gets “400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque” when paired with the automatic transmission, and a full “426 hp and 420 lb-ft” of torque when mated with the manual, according to Car and Driver.
Both versions of the Chevrolet Camaro are more than up to the demands of daily driving and impromptu stoplight drag battles, as the sparkling acceleration numbers show. Cars.com reports that with the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, “60 mph comes in 4.7 seconds with either the automatic or the manual,” while the “V-6 Camaro goes from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.” Automobile Magazine reviewers are pleased to report that, “for the first time in history, the base Camaro is no slouch.” They also point out that the 300-hp V-6 in the base Camaro is “ninety horsepower more than the base V-8 found in a 1967 Camaro.” In terms of daily driving, Autoblog says “the car pulls so well that you’ll never worry about having enough power to have fun on steep grades or pull off racy passing maneuvers.”
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Safety
As is the case with most new models, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has not yet been crash tested by either NHTSA or the IIHS. However, the Chevrolet Camaro earns some major points in this category for its long list of standard safety features.
Unfortunately, the 2010 Chevy Camaro suffers from one major safety flaw: visibility. Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com point out that styling takes precedence over driver visibility in some cases, which leads to what Car and Driver terms the “horrendous vision out the rear.” Automobile Magazine also acknowledges that “there’s a huge blind spot in the C-pillar,” and “the view out the front is like looking through a mail slot.” These issues could potentially lead to some serious run-ins on the road, but that is the price one pays for a car as stunning as the 2010 Chevy Camaro.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Features
As good as the new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is, the folks at GM knew they wouldn’t be able to sell many unless the cars boasted the requisite modern features that consumers demand while coming in at a reasonable price. Despite some doubts in the industry about GM’s ability to deliver such a product, the Chevrolet Camaro scores on both counts.
All variants of the 2010 Chevy Camaro come with quite a few standard features, like a “six-speaker CD system with an auxiliary input jack” that Cars.com says, “for a base stereo…doesn’t sound too shabby.” Cars.com points out that other “standard features include power windows and locks, keyless entry, A/C and cruise control.” Motor Trend reviewers are pleased to report that the “base price for the V-6 edition is just $22,995—and that car is by no means a rental-fleet special.” Motor Trend adds that “standard features include XM Radio…a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and turn-by-turn OnStar voice prompts,” although they note that “a nav screen is not offered.” While the base features on the Chevrolet Camaro are perhaps higher than what you’d expect on a sub-$23,000 model, Autoblog points out that, “based on features, the Mustang owns the modern convenience battle inside.”
For those with a little extra dough to spend on their 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, reviews read by TheCarConnection.com note the availability of a few options that might be worth the money. Cars.com says a “nine-speaker Boston Acoustics sound system” can be called upon to pump tunes throughout your 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, but “while it does crank out more bass, it doesn’t do much to improve sound clarity.” This probably says more about the quality of the base system, however, than it does about the upgraded package. Autoblog also states that “the best you can get from the factory is a single CD player,” although the 2010 Chevy Camaro can be had with “Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and iPod controls [that] come with the Connectivity Package.” How much can you spend? Cars.com informs us that “fully loaded—with heated leather seats, a moonroof and a litany of exterior add-ons—the V-6 Camaro can top out around $40,000,” while SS versions of the 2010 Chevy Camaro approach the $45,000 mark.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
We’ve reported on the shelving of the Camaro convertible, but news has emerged the high-horsepower Camaro Z28 variant has been outright killed by the Carpocalypse and GM belt-tightening.
Paul Eisenstein at The Detroit Bureau is reporting GM is shelving plans for a 570 HP Camaro Z28. The reason? It would be prohibitively expensive for GM at this time. With a program price around $50 million, the Z28 got the axe in favor of other efforts.
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The bad news continues as the convertible, which was previously delayed a year, faces the collapse of the German supplier providing its convertible top. The unnamed source within GM went on to note, despite the bad news, there’s still a desire by the program groups to build both of these cars; but it’ll take significant engineering finagling to bring them to market for the right price. Just as GM begins rolling the highly-anticipated 2010 Chevrolet Camaro off its assembly lines, we get disappointing news from the General regarding the Z28 and convertible variants.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Despite some published reports, the 2010 Camaro SS is not really what you’d call a sports car, unless you tend to shave with a chain saw or sign your name with a piece of burning timber or make scrambled eggs by dropping a piano on a chicken. The consonant quality of this car, from the moment you turn the key to the moment you gratefully leave it in the chiropractor’s parking lot, is a wanton and cheerful disregard for finesse and delicacy.
You have to understand, after four decades in the market, the Camaro nameplate stands for something: 40-ounce beers, mullet hairdos, barbed-wire tattoos, that trick where you put cigarettes out on your tongue. If you ever stole cable TV from your neighbor, own more than two stuffed deer heads or have ever confused your girlfriend’s birth-control pills for Skittles, you might be a Camaro prospect.
While it would have been easy for Chevrolet to build a sleek, high-revving sport coupe, something to thrust-and-parry with the Nissan 370Z or Mazda RX-8, that would not honor the Camaro’s rightful heritage as the Molly Hatchet of sport coupes. And so the company went the other direction: a big lummox of a car powered by thudding 6.2-liter pushrod V8, an engine that is to acceleration what dynamite is to fishing. This detuned version of the Corvette LS3 engine produces 420 pound-feet of torque at 4,600 rpm, which — channeled through the Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission — is quite capable of making an evil stinking unholy mess of the rear 20-inch Pirelli P-Zero radials.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Centennial Transformers
Is there a hotter automotive subject than the Chevy Camaro these days? Possibly the Volt, also a golden bowtie branded vehicle, but hot for entirely different reasons to an entirely different group of enthusiasts. The Camaro is GM’s better-late-than-never muscle car, and despite concerns it’s hitting the market just when fuel prices threaten to do in the segment the same way gasoline shortages killed it back in the ’70s, it’s managing to brighten hopes in Detroit despite GM’s overall slow sales.
The latest Camaro news is about standard and optional features. The highly anticipated car, due to arrive early next year as a 2010 model, will be available in five trim levels, starting with the base LS, and moving up through the ranks with the following designations, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS.
Base LS cars will get a standard 300-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 (same as in the top-line Cadillac CTS), 18-inch alloy wheels, a dual exhaust system, six-speaker audio system with XM radio, OnStar, Stabilitrak electronic stability control, plus front, side-thorax and side-curtain airbags, while floor mats will be the only available option.
Move up to the 1LT and along with the LS’ standard equipment list you’ll get a powered driver’s seat, fog lights, and GM’s Driver Information Center trip computer, while a glass sunroof and 19-inch rims are optional, as are upgraded tunes thanks to a nine-speaker, 245-watt Boston Acoustics audio system. A Convenience & Connections package can also be had, adding Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
The 2LT improves upon the 1LT package with heated leather seats, ambient lighting, auxiliary gauges in the centre console, auto dimming interior and exterior mirrors, a remote start for automatic transmission cars, a leather steering wheel with redundant audio and cruise buttons, rear parking assist (late availability), and heads-up display (late availability). The Bluetooth and USB package, 19-inch wheels and audio upgrade that were optional on the 1LT are also now standard. 2LT options include a power sunroof, an Inferno Orange Accent interior, 19-inch polished aluminum wheels, dual vinyl Rally Stripes in White or Cyber Gray, and floor mats. Nice.
Really nice, or really mean, depending on how you look at it is the 422-horsepower 6.2-litre V8 that comes standard with the Camaro SS. The 1SS package gets standard 20-inch wheels, upgraded four-piston Brembo brakes, a limited slip rear diff, and an upgraded engine and transmission cooler. The 1SS can also be had with optional polished aluminum wheels, a sunroof, and the top-line sound system.