The all-new Camaro gets three different available engines under its hood. On LS and LT models a 300-horsepower 3.6-liter, direct-injected V-6 is standard. This engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic with TapShift manual control. On SS models, there’s a high-output LS3 engine available. It’s a 6.2-liter V-8 making 422 horsepower and 408 pound-feet of torque. SS models equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission get a lower-output 400-horsepower L99 6.2L engine.
All models have a very rigid chassis with a four-wheel independent suspension design, including struts and double ball joints in front and double-isolated, ?4.5-link’ design in back. The FE2 suspension in V-6 models is performance-oriented but also yields a little bit more in ride comfort. V-8 models get a more stiffly tuned FE3 performance suspension. Variable-rate rack-and-pinion power steering has been designed for a direct feel, and all models receive four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes.
Fuel economy is respectable for a muscle car. The V-6 has direct injection technology, which aids overall power and efficiency, and the V-8 gets Active Fuel Management, a system that intelligently runs the engine on just four of its cylinders when coasting or cruising at steady speed. EPA highway estimates range up to 26 mpg for the V-6 and 23 mpg for the V-8.
In terms of safety features, the Camaro outshines other sports coupes. Front occupants get seat-mounted side-thorax airbags. Head-curtain bags for front and rear occupants and StabiliTrak electronic stability control are also standard. SS models have a Competitive/Sport mode that allows some wheelspin and more enthusiastic driving for the racetrack.
The Camaro’s retro exterior styling speaks for itself-especially with the addition of optional 18-, 19-, and 20-inch wheels-but inside it offers a unique mix of retro styling with modern materials and top-tech conveniences. The “heritage” interior design incorporates deep-dish retro-styled gauges, for instance, but LED light-pipe lighting bathes the interior in the glow of a modern luxury coupe.
An RS appearance package is offered on LT and SS models, bringing a distinctive look that includes HID headlamps, a spoiler, a special tail lamp design and flashy 20-inch wheels.
The base LT stands its own, with an extensive list of standard features, to be offered at an affordable base price. It includes keyless entry, power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning and a six-speaker CD sound system with XM Satellite Radio. LT models add sport seats, fog lamps and flashier painted aluminum wheels. With the 2LT package they get a Boston Acoustics speaker system and a Bluetooth hands-free interface is available. The SS in its top trim gets heated mirrors, heated seats, steering-wheel controls and additional gauges. The options list includes plenty of retro appearance equipment-such as a Hurst short-throw shifter, ground effects and special striping.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro exterior has a long hood and short rear deck. The front end comes with honeycomb grille, and the rear has aggressively styled fenders with air intakes shaped liked gills and has five trim levels – LS,1LT,2LT,1SS and 2SS levels, where as Hyundai Genesis Coupe v-6 comes in three trim levels with two basic models, 2.o and 3.8 liter engine. 2010 Chevy Camaro comes with 6 speed manual and auto transmission W/OD. Hyundai Coupe comes with two engines 210-hp 2.0 liter and 306-hp 3.8L where as 2010 Camaro comes with superior 304-hp 3.L and 400-hp 6.2 liter fuel efficient engines.
2010 Camaro comes with additional key features such as auxiliary instrument panel near the shifter that indicates oil temperature, oil pressure, state of battery and transmission fluid temperature.
The new Chevy Camaro makes its own unique distinction with its 3.4 L V6.2 and 6.2 L v8 powerset engine, becoming the standard performance set car. Its origin can be traced back to the classic American sports car. Camaro SS offers both six speed auto ad manual transmission speed with active fuel management system, achieving 16/25 EPA and 400 HP torque. The new Camaro SS comes with a starting price at $31,595 and is the only first Chevy available with a Boston Acoustics radio system.
The main safety features of the latest model of Camaro include standard equipment such as six airbags, Stabilitrack, Traction Control, ABS and OnStar. Camaro RS package with HID Halo Ring headlamps sets its self apart on the road giving the look of movie star – Transformers’ Bumblebee. Camaro is one of the hottest car General Motors has ever made with starting price as low as $23,565.
The 2010 Camaro is a faithful remake of the `68 Camaro with modern features and amenities with plenty of power and exhaust rumble which gives you a feeling as if you are driving a 6.2-liter V8 powered Camaro.
To a certain extent, it looks more as a sports car a perfect street machine to drive. Kudos to the development team at General Motors for the new Camaro. It resembles the old protégé 68 Chevy, but is a completely modern rendering with angular design and sharp edges. This is noticeable in the rear fender flares, which, when you look at them through the outside rearview mirrors, resemble a Porsche’s, but are more angular.
The only concern is that the windows seem little narrow, making the finished car look “chopped.” This is a problem with a lot of new designs which seem to be caused by the abundance of safety equipment inside the doors that actually make the doors taller.
Sitting in the Camaro is as much fun as looking at it. The seats offer excellent side support and are comfortable. The rear seats offer support, but they are difficult to enter because the car is a coupe.
Out on the road the ride may be hard, but not harsh. The firm suspension lends itself to excellent handling, probably better than the original. Ride quality suffers a bit on “normal” roads, but you can easily become accustomed to the ride quality.
Acceleration is excellent, and you really have to pay attention to the digital speedometer located in the center of the instrument panel. There are a normal large tachometer and speedometer, but the digital speedo is so easy to rear one tends to ignore the analog one.
You may like the way the 6-speed automatic shifts, but still can try the manual version. There are rocker switches located behind the steering wheel that you can use to shift without taking your hands off the wheel.
In addition, there are a water temp and fuel level gauges in the main i.p., with four accessory gauges in a “4 pack” ahead of the shifter at the base of the center stack. These include oil pressure, oil temperature, volts and transmission fluid temperature.
The gauges are light blue on black, which is a nice combination. Each door also has a light blue slash that is lighted at night. Like the original one, the trunk is compact. What makes it tough for loading larger objects is that the opening is small.
Options include the RS package ($1,450) which consists of 20-inch wheels, high intensity headlamps, a rear spoiler, and RS unique tail lamps. The 6-speed automatic with remote start goes for $1,185, polished wheels adds another $470 and the compact spare another $150.
The bottom-line is that the 2010 Camaro is not only a faithful modern re-creation of the classic Sixties Camaro, it is also a ball to drive and be seen in. So, if you’re hankering for the good old days, this is the one for you!
The 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Coupe answers the question, if General Motors could build first-class automobiles with straight for sure answer “yes”. The latest 2010 Chevy Camaro version which may take some time to come to the streets, but the wait would be its worth. It is one of the most sophisticated, strongest and powerful vehicles.
The international muscle car built in Canada in Oshawa, ON is the 21st century all style American car, but development being coordinated American and Australian efforts. Although the engine is still on the front and drives the rear wheels with e solid rear axle gone. The typical “rear drive architecture” meets the futuristic GM body work.
Coming to the engine, 2010 Camaro comes with 6 cylinder equipped with V8 engine, which is shorter to the 1993-2002 Camaro, longer wheelbase ensures better room in the rear seat. The SS model gets 6.2 litre V8 engine.
The automatic transmission has the L99 engine with the Active fuel management system where as the manual has the six speed V8 engine. For people who are keener on performance to fuel economy. The LS3 variant gets the aluminum pushrod V8 . The presence of “tap shift” manual mode in the transmission makes easy for manual shifting
The presence of dual overhead cams made of aluminum alloy, four valves percylinder, variable phasing and direct fuel injection with V8 base transmits 304 HP to the rear wheel also via the automatic transmission mode makes the V6 smart engine.
The 2010 Camaro is real quick, super beast on the road, can get from zero to sixty in under 5 seconds, stops immediately. The sixth gear’s high overdrive ratio means excellent g\highway fuel economy and cruises at legal speeds than 2,000 RPM. Calm and beautiful at slow speeds and super beast when throttle is provoked. It gave xcelent results evening the first heavy rain.
APPEARANCE: Stealth factor: zero. Or less. With styling little changed from the concept car of a few years back, the new Camaro makes a statement. Some people wave and smile; members of the Anti-Destination League hasten to turn in front of it and go as slowly as possible. Nobody ignores it. While the lines pay homage to the original of the late 1960s, the new Camaro is no exercise in nostalgia. It looks honestly muscular, and it is. The only faux styling elements are the small non-functional air intake at the front of the SS’s hood bulge and the embossed “gills” on the rear fenders. Come to think of it, with the wide mouth and gills, there’s a more than passing resemblance to a shark…
Appearance: The new Camaro makes a statement itself. The enticing appeal makes some people to waive and smile, some people try to come in front of it and go slowly away while admiring the car look. There is no one who ignores it. It is only true muscular car with small non-functional air intake at front of the SS and embossed “gills” on the rear fenders.
COMFORT: is a word that has not always been associated with “Camaro”. Here, no worries. Like its exterior, the new Camaro’s interior is a contemporary interpretation of past themes, surrounding passengers with simple geometric forms and multiple materials in a pleasant manner. The 2SS’s leather-faced, power-adjustable front buckets have good side bolsters, useful when cornering, but not too high to impede access. The do offer good support and comfort. The leather-wrapped steering wheel adjusts for both tilt and reach, and has cruise and
Safety: The Stabilitrak stability and traction system is standard, and allows a reasonable level of performance driving without being intrusive.
CONCLUSIONS: The 2010 Chevy Camaro has the soul of sixties with the modern chassis
Dreaming to buy the latest 2010 Chevrolet camaro? If so, be ready to empty your wallet a bit more to offer your car dealer than the MSRP shown to you. Upon that, you may be placed in queue and need to wait for iuv while before you get to own your dream car. If we go by the various media reports, it does indicate that General Motors may not be in a position to produce the popular “pony car” fast enough to meet the public demand. The 2010 Camaro model would be the rebirth for the new GM. The Camaro was orginally built in 1962.
For the General motors, which has gone through the worst phase since the downfall of automotive market has a reason to smile now and what more better news than this would be for GM. The dealers would be the most happy persons wearing the chevrolet famous bow tie.
According to Chevy sales reprsentatives, “In no way is 2010 Camaro a retro, although it does have some semblance to 1969 model, although in a complete modern way”. Zero is on the new car’s vestigial vents ahead of the rear wheels flanked by dual plain grilled round headlights. These elements overlay the short deck, similar to 2+2 Ford original mustang made in 1964.
Modern short front and rear overhangs are all about the Camaro exterior, so are the large 20 inch wheels compared to 14 inch wheels of 1969 Camaro. And not to say the extensive aerodynamic testing shaped the brooding overhang of the grille.
The inside of the camaro with high quality and excellent material blended with modernity makes the foundation for a comfortable driving environment with high class bejeweled instruments inspired by the first generation Camaro.
One major complaint is less leg space in the rear seats. If you are looking for more leg space, then you need to chek out the new chevy Malibu.
Recent survey shows 2010 Camaro on top of the sales chart leaving behind Ford mustang. In the midst of worst Auto crisis, no one could have predicted the come back of muscle cars. It appears General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all has launched muscle cars in the market.
The recent hype created in the media about 2010 Chevrolet Camaro by General Motors paid off. GM sold 9,320 Chevrolet Camaro last June and has more than 10,000 orders to be filled whereas Ford was able to move only 7,632 Mustangs.
Chevrolet has been able to sell more units by producing desirable muscle pony car along with simple buying experience where as the American automaker has flooded the market with too many prototypes and variations of Mustang, whereby confusing the customers.
Recent interview with General Motors executive manager in Germany confirmed that the Detroit automaker will officially export the Camaro to Europe somewhere in 2010. The current plan is to market the two- door under Chevrolet banner as Chevrolet is considered more as budget brand in Europe. Although GM had been mulling on the fence to send Camaro to Europe, but the popular car will spearhead to the other side of Atlantic, although no official timeline has been set up.
Currently in the United States, the Chevrolet Camaro is sold with three different engine options which include 304HP, 3.6 liter V6, 400HP and 426HP of the 6.2 liter V8. There is no clear indication till date which engine version will be going to Europe. The current cost of 2010 Camaro is around €16,400 – €25,215.
According to an industry expert from General Motors, they would double Camaro offering by 2012 based on the future market scenario. One factor that would hold back the current plans is pending Camaro orders from the US market. Current estimates reveal that around 25000 Camaro vehicles have been ordered and less than half have been filled.