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Yes, we have some real details about the 2010 Camaro. My new issue of Car and Driver arrived today and it has a production “ready” version on the cover. Production ready means the sheet metal is production, but the car is still a preview of what’s to come and C&D did not get to drive it. Here is a blip from C&D’s web site:
Camaro: The icon returns for 2009 with three trim levels and three engines. The base LS and mid-level LT get GM’s direct-injection V-6, good for 300 hp and, Chevy claims, 26 mpg on the highway. The top-dog SS is powered by one of two 6.2-liter V-8s; the L99 makes 400 hp and mates with an automatic transmission, while the LS3 pumps out 422 hp in conjunction with a Tremec manual. All trannys have six forward ratios, and the car is available with modern amenities such as Bluetooth integration, rear parking assist, and USB connectivity. An available RS package adds aesthetic menace to LT and SS models.
The article I read can be found here.
I have heard more details and rumors. Here is what I know or suspect:
• Expect the new Camaro in showrooms in March 2009 as a 2010 model year car.
• The 422hp version will be rated at 23 mpg highway. Besting the Challenger SRT8 which is rated at 20 mpg on the highway (and includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax).
• Chevrolet expects to beat the Challenger SRT8 in a race, so expect the 422 hp version to be faster than 4.8 seconds to 60. Basically the Camaro V8 will weight about 200 lbs less than the Challenger.
• The V6 Camaro should weight about 3750 lbs, so they should be a little quicker than the Cadillac CTS (which also uses the 300 hp direct injection V6). Expect 0-60 times very close to 6.0 seconds with the V6.
• The Camaro’s interior is going to be a lot more “nostalgic” than the Challenger’s. Dodge skimped on the dash going with a parts bin dash. The Camaro will get the 4 gauge cluster at the front of the console like the 68-69 models. One of the gauges is going to be a readout for torque. Yes, I said torque. I can’t wait to see a torque gauge in action.
Get more pictures of from Car and Driver here.
Don’t forget to get a look at GM’s leaked pictures of a production ready Camaro Convertible here.