2010 Chevrolet Camaro
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Specifications
|Transmission||TR6060 6 Speed|
|Layout||Front Engine, RWD|
|Weight Distribution||52 front/ 48 rear|
|Suspension||Fully Independent, Rear 4.5 Link|
|Brakes||4 Wheel Disc. Four-Piston, Aluminum Brembo Calipers|
|Engine Type||LS3 V-8|
|Horsepower||422 hp (315 kW)|
|Torque||408 lb-ft. (553 Nm)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, Integrated USB|
|Audio||Premium Boston Acoustics Audio System |
|Parking||Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist|
|Starter||Remote Vehicle Starting System |
|Fuel Economy||23 mpg Highway|
|More performance info coming soon!|| |
Base Price: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro - Not yet released. Rumored $25,000 for V6 Model.
The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Final Production Model Has Arrived!
Today General Motors unveiled the final production version of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, a true American sports car that has been anticipated by Chevrolet fans now for years, since the last generation Chevrolet Camaro was killed in 2000.
The production 2010 Camaro differs little from the preproduction versions that have been shown for several months now, but small details on the Camaro such as a new retro interior decked out in brushed metal (plastic brushed metal?) trim complete the package. Whetting appetites since 2006 with the Chevrolet Camaro concept, GM has remained remarkably faithful to the original concept car. The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS tops the model range, and will be a true muscle car with the LS3 V8 motor and 6 speed manual transmission.
Ailing US-based GM is in need of a true sports car hit that is affordable to the masses, just as Chevrolet pulled off with the original Camaro pony car in 1967. Does the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro have the potential to turn around a Chevy brand that, save for the Corvette, has been mostly in the dumps for several years now? As the once-untouchable Chevrolet mark continues to bleed sales to Japanese, European and Korean automakers, the Camaro has the potential to bring excitement back into Chevrolet showrooms.
Look for elements of the Camaro's styling and especially the attractive retro-styled interior to filter their way into Chevrolet's other models. The 2010 Camaro is the American sports car the Holden-derived Pontiac GTO should have been.
Time will tell if the Camaro has the punch to turn Chevrolet's luck around, but having a well-styled and high performance true American sports car that is relatively affordable back in the lineup can't hurt things.
CHEVROLET UNVEILS THE 2010 CAMARO - A FUN, EFFICIENT SPORTS CAR
FOR THE 21st CENTURY
[Courtesy GM Press Release]
All-new, world-class sports car
Fuel-efficient, 3.6L direct-injected V-6 delivers an estimated 26 mpg on the
Range of fuel-saving, six-speed transmissions standard on all models and
Powerful SS models equipped with LS3 V-8 (manual transmission) and L99
with Active Fuel Management (automatic transmission)
Advanced vehicle technology, including Bluetooth connectivity and
available HID headlamps with integrated halo rings
Designed, engineered and built with GM's global development process
DETROIT - Chevrolet introduced the production 2010 Camaro today. It is a heritage-
inspired sports car for the 21st century, combining great looks and performance;
advanced technology and surprising efficiency - including 26-mpg estimated highway
fuel economy. Sales begin in the first quarter of 2009.
Built on GM's new, global rear-wheel-drive architecture, the Camaro is offered in V-6-
powered LS and LT models, as well as the V-8-powered SS. All models and powertrain
combinations include fuel-saving six-speed transmissions.
"Camaro delivers all of the things that make Chevrolet such a revered, global brand,"
said Ed Peper, GM North America vice president, Chevrolet. "It competes with the
world's best sports cars and does so with styling, fuel economy and value our
competitors simply can't match."
Advanced powertrain technologies, including engines with direct injection and Active
Fuel Management, enable a satisfying balance of exhilarating performance and good
"The new Chevrolet Camaro delivers a thoroughly modern, advanced package of
performance, comfort and technology," said Peper. "It's a sports car for a new
generation of enthusiasts that doesn't forget the heritage that helped make the original a
cultural icon. That is no small feat and it took a worldwide commitment to achieve it."
Indeed, the 2010 Camaro exemplifies GM's global development process. The design
concept originated in the United States; engineering was directed by GM's global rear-
wheel-drive team in Australia; validation was conducted on roads around the world and
assembly will take place at GM's award-winning Oshawa facility in Canada.
Product highlights include:
Sleek styling with contemporary cues and 10 available exterior colors
LS and LT models offered with an advanced, 3.6L direct-injected V-6 engine with
variable valve timing and a choice of six-speed manual or automatic
SS model offered with 6.2L V-8 - including fuel-saving Active Fuel Management
on automatic-equipped combinations - and a six-speed manual transmission
Four-wheel independent suspension system, including a 4.5-link rear suspension
Variable-rate power steering with the rack mounted forward of the front axle for
greater driver feel
Four-wheel disc brake systems standard on all models, including four-piston
Brembo calipers on SS models
StabiliTrak stability control system and traction control standard on all models
Competitive/Sport modes for the stability system offered on SS models, including
launch control on SS models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission
Family of 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels
Detailed interior with heritage-inspired design, excellent attention to detail and
available ambient lighting via LED light pipe technology
Robust body structure and exceptional build quality
Six standard air bags, including head curtain side-impact air bags and front seat-
mounted thorax side air bags
RS appearance package available on LT and SS, including HID headlamps with
integrated halo rings, spoiler, specific taillamps and 20-inch wheels
The new Camaro also has technologies that enhance performance, comfort and
Bluetooth phone connectivity
Premium Boston Acoustics audio system
Ultrasonic rear parking assist (late introduction)
Remote vehicle starting system
XM Satellite Radio
Additionally, details such as frameless door windows with automatic indexing glass
contribute to the overall feeling of quality, substance and technical prowess.
With a design that is very faithful to the original concept, the 2010 Camaro is a 21st
century sports car that acknowledges its heritage. A long front dash-to-axle and short
rear deck give the Camaro classic proportions, while a sleek windshield profile, wheels
pushed to the corners and muscular fender forms are modern elements that reinforce its
advanced engineering - and give the car a decidedly aggressive stance.
Elements such as a forward-V shape at the front of the car and "gills" in the rear quarter
panels are distinctly Camaro cues, as are the broad rear fender "shoulders." Those
elements make the new Camaro instantly recognizable, but their execution is smoothly
integrated into the contemporary exterior form. A family of large, 18-, 19- and 20-inch
wheels also contributes to the Camaro's modern appearance.
"The new Camaro is just that - new," said Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global
Design. "We acknowledge the nameplate's strong heritage in the design, but recognize
that keeping this modern sports car relevant meant more than simply honoring a classic
car. The line forms, stance and overall execution are consistent with other new
A well-executed balance of heritage, modern design and attention to detail also
characterizes the Camaro's interior. A pair of deeply recessed instrument binnacles that
feature round gauges in square housings is a nod to classic Camaros, while an available
ambient light package offers advanced LED light pipe technology to give the cabin a
distinctive and inviting glow. Cloth upholstery is standard; heated leather-appointed
seats are available.
Details such as large, chrome-trimmed controls, low-gloss surfaces and premium fabric
or acrylic appliqués convey a richness that is unprecedented in previous Camaro models
- and challenge its contemporary competitors. More great detail is evidenced in the
available center-console gauge cluster, which takes its cue from a similar option on 1969
Camaros. It displays oil temperature, oil pressure, state-of-battery and transmission fluid
temperature, all highlighted with modern LED backlighting.
An advanced, efficient 3.6L direct-injected V-6 with variable valve timing is standard on
LS and LT models. Direct injection technology helps the engine deliver more power
through increased efficiency, while maintaining fuel economy and lowering emissions.
That means less fuel is consumed and lower emissions generated - including a 25-
percent drop in cold-start hydrocarbon emissions.
The Camaro's 3.6L engine also employs variable valve timing to optimize performance
and fuel economy across the rpm range. It is rated at an estimated 300 horsepower (224
kW) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (370 Nm). A six-speed manual transmission is standard
with the 3.6L engine; a Hydra-Matic 6L50 electronically controlled six-speed automatic,
with TAPshift control, is available.
The high-performance Camaro SS is equipped with a powerful 6.2L V-8, with a choice of
a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Standard, manual
transmission-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, estimated at 422 horsepower
(315 kW) and 408 lb.-ft. of torque (553 Nm). The LS3 debuted on the 2008 Corvette and
uses high-flow cylinder heads based on the Corvette Z06's LS7 engine to enable great
low-end torque and high-rpm power. It is paired with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.
A new, L99 V-8 engine is used on automatic transmission-equipped SS models. It is
based on the LS3 and carries all of its high-performance design features, but also
includes GM's fuel-saving Active Fuel Management feature. It enables the engine to run
on only four cylinders during light-load driving conditions, such as highway cruising, to
improve fuel economy. The V-8 is estimated at 400 horsepower (299 kW) and 395 lb.-ft.
of torque (535 Nm); and it is matched with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission.
This combination delivers an estimated 23 mpg on the highway.
Body structure and chassis
The 2010 Camaro is built on GM's global rear-wheel-drive architecture, with a strong
body structure that enhances safety, quietness and handling. World-class build quality
and attention to detail are enabled by features including one-piece body side stampings
and very precise tolerances between body panels.
Front and rear independent suspensions are mounted to the rigid chassis, including a
multi-link strut arrangement in the front with a direct-acting stabilizer bar and a double
ball-joint configuration; and a unique, 4.5-link rear suspension that is double-isolated
from the chassis for smoother, quieter driving experience.
Camaro offers two suspensions. LS and LT models receive an FE2 (sport) suspension,
while the SS receives the FE3 (performance) suspension, including a lower ride height.
Each is tuned to match the performance capabilities of their respective powertrains, as
are their wheel-and-tire combinations.
A variable-rate rack-and-pinion power steering system mounts the rack forward of the
front axle, for more direct action, an enhanced feeling of driver feedback and better
Brakes and chassis control
Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS are standard on all models. LS and LT models receive
single-piston calipers all around, with mass-reducing aluminum rear calipers. SS models
have larger rotors that are acted upon by four-piston, aluminum Brembo calipers at all
four corners. They are designed to stand up to the severe use encountered on road-race
tracks, delivering excellent feedback and pedal feel, as well as fade-resistant
performance during racing.
GM's StabilTrak electronic stability control system is standard and incorporates traction
control. The system on SS models includes Competitive/Sport mode that is adjustable
for performance driving, such as on a racetrack; it also includes a Launch Control
feature on SS models with the manual transmission. It enables quicker, more consistent
takeoffs during performance driving.
Designed to protect occupants before, during and after a crash, the Camaro offers a
comprehensive system of safety features - starting with a robust body structure and
integral safety cage around the passenger compartment. High-strength steel and ultra
high-strength steel are used in key areas throughout the structure.
Safety technologies integrated in the Camaro include:
Driver and front-passenger dual-stage air bags
Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted thorax side-impact air bags
Head curtain side-impact air bags for front and rear seat occupants
Front seat safety belt load limiters and pre-tensioners
The front passenger detection system senses children and small-stature adults and
suppresses air bag deployment when appropriate.
Standard OnStar service assists after a crash. With OnStar's Advanced Crash
Response System, the vehicle automatically sends a signal to OnStar for assistance,
even if the air bags don't deploy.
Chevrolet is one of America's best-known and best-selling automotive brands. With the
largest dealer network in the United States, Chevy is the leader in full-size trucks and the
leader in sales of vehicles priced $35,000 and above. Chevrolet delivers more-than-
expected value in every vehicle category, offering cars and trucks priced from $12,120 to
$103,300. Chevy delivers expressive design, spirited performance and great value with
standard features usually found only on more expensive vehicles. More information on
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