The Chevrolet Camaro is an American icon and has been hugely popular muscle car for many years. The Camero was temporarily taken off the market for about 7 years and when it was brought back there was an amazing amount of interest and build up demand from muscle car lovers. The new styling brought back what some car lovers remember from the very early models, a more boxy design with sharp lines make the new Camaro unmistakable and very alluring.
The high end Camaro offers a huge 426 horsepower engine for the manual transmission or a 400 horsepower engine for the automatic. The release of this classic muscle car back into the wild has made a huge stir in the automotive industry because many thought that the Camaro was gone forever.
The Camaro is back in a big way and if its sales continue to grow, this hotrod will be around for many more years to come. The re-release of this car is expected to start a battle of the muscle cars that, this will be interesting to see. The newest Camaro starts out at $22,680 but comes nicely equipped at $25,680.
Engines: 3.6L V-6, 6.2L V-8.
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic.
Models: LS, LT, 2LT, SS, 2SS
Trumping Mustang's 305-horsepower V-6, the rating for Camaro's direct injection V-6 is up 8 horses, to 312 horsepower. All models are available with Synergy Green Metallic paint for a limited time, and Synergy Green interior panels are available on 2LT and 2SS. Heads-up display becomes standard on 2LT and 2SS. All models get six months of free OnStar Directions and Connections.
A long-hood, short-deck and radical tumblehome evoke Chevy's design heyday. Its 67-degree windshield rake contributes to a big on the outside, small on the inside feel. The RS package is available on LT and SS.
The retro/heritage design extends to the four-passenger interior, with deep, recessed gauges in square housings, three-spoke wheel and optional console-mounted gauge package, standard on 2LT and 2SS.
Performance & Handling
Camaro SS is more powerful than its rivals, although excessive weight hampers performance. It's a responsive performer but with a heavy feel. Motor Trend recorded a 13.1-second quarter-mile at 110.8 mph. Its 25.2 seconds at 0.73 g average on the MT Figure-8 is equally impressive. Choose the smooth V-6 version and you'll get decent performance and not give up much handling.
Four front-seat airbags, side curtains front and rear, door interlock pins, StabiliTrak dynamic stability control and four-wheel disc brakes with hydraulic brake assist are standard on all models. SS models get Brembo four-piston brake calipers.
EPA Fuel Economy
V-6: 17 mpg city/29 mpg highway (manual); 18 mpg city/29 mpg highway (automatic)
V-8: 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway (manual); 16 mpg city/25 mpg highway (automatic)
- Straight-line performance
- Cornering grip
You Won't Like
- Interior space
- Weighty feel
- Complicated option sheet
A very compelling sports coupe
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