Fast and ferocious, the much-awaited new 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Coupe has finally made its entry. A heady combination of the past and the futuristic designs, which is the outcome of the efforts by the American and Australian designers, makes it highly attractive.
Like the older models of Camaro, the 2010 model has the typical six-cylinder V8 engines, but with a longer wheelbase that makes the interior spacious, especially in the rear seat of the car. General Motors have launched the Chevy Camaro in various trim levels like the LS, LT, and SS and 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS, with level 2 fully loaded than the others. The trim LS and LT typically has a 3.6-liter V6 engine where as the SS models come with a 6.2-liter V8 engine.
The Camaro’s 6.2 liter V8s has both the six-speed manual and automatic transmission. Those going for the automatic can get the L99 engine with the Active Fuel Management System that works for better efficiency of the fuel usage. The “Tapshift” introduced in the manual transmission of Camaro V8s has made manual shifting easier.
The design of the V6 engine is in such a way that it has an aluminum alloy unit with dual overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable cam phasing, and direct fuel injection. Their combined effort results in the generation of 304 horsepower at 6400 rpm. The car makes use of a six-speed stick or automatic to transmit the power to the rear axle.
A 20-inch aluminum wheels shod with huge, sticky Pirelli P-Zero tires, Brembo brakes, Boston Acoustics sound system, HID headlights, and special taillights makes the Camaro manual 2SS with the RS appearance package that is offered for both the SS and LT models attractive. The 010 Camaro SS enjoys a power that can make it move to 60 mph in under five seconds from a standing start. The overdrive can cruise at around 2,000 rpm besides offering greater fuel efficiency.
The heady combination of the retro-modern interiors have resulted in power-adjustable front buckets, leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and auxiliary audio controls on it and two-passenger semi-bucket rear seat, which is capable of being folded down for more cargo room. The extra cargo room, in spite of a small opening, is handy.