2010 Camaro Revealed Ahead of Monday Debut

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
2010 camaro revealed ahead of monday debut

This week General Motors sent out a note saying that full Camaro details would come out on Monday the 21st of July. So I put the Camaro on the mental backburner. Now, in a series of events that so fits the development of the Camaro, pictures have leaked onto the net. Are they intentionally leaked? Is a bear Catholic? Anyway, putting aside the marketing problems, and gas prices, and GM's problems, and Bob Lutz's talking, and the seemingly endless hype, ladies and gentlemen, we have a new four-seat, rear wheel-drive V6 and V8 pony car. Woohoo! The info that accompanied the pictures over at Cartribe.com is spotty and inconsistent with what we've heard before. They claim engine options are the 3.6-liter V6 with direct injection, good for around 300 horses (that's almost definitely true). But they also claim the V8 is the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 out of the Corvette. In this application it would make some 416 horses they say. Unfortunately, I'm doubting it. As an SS, maybe. My money is on the 360 horse V8 as the base V8 engine. The official specs come Monday. But for now enjoy the pics of a hitherto unannounced RS version. Just like last time (early 1970s), the muscle cars are best right before the market implodes. But to quote Joel Goodsen's father in Risky Business, sometimes you just gotta say "What the heck."

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  • Jurisb Jurisb on Jul 19, 2008

    Archer- and I was wondering how could a US built car have such tight fit gaps between doors panels and dashboard.Thanks for the tip.

  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Jul 19, 2008

    Exterior - gorgeous. Interior - not really doing it for me. Biggest beef is too much beef. This design was locked in before people woke up to the fact that weight is the mortal enemy of performance. Sadly the timing is off but the initial run should sell. Challengers are going for 15K over list when I checked two weeks ago. Stupid dealers never learn... "Archer- and I was wondering how could a US built car have such tight fit gaps between doors panels and dashboard.Thanks for the tip."... Now there's an open mind...do you look at a five year old Toyota and say "I was wondering where all the rust is?"

  • TriShield TriShield on Jul 19, 2008

    Not exactly, the car is built out of GM's best available RWD platform which is Holden's new one underneath the Commodore (and G8) in Australia. The Commodore/G8 weigh about 4,100lbs in the real world and they made the Camaro out of it doing their best to lower the weight though the car isn't much smaller. It's not really a whole lot different than what Chrysler did to create the Challenger. Except GM had to invest in retooling a plant here in North America to produce this new platform whereas Chrysler is already cranking them out.

  • John Horner John Horner on Jul 19, 2008

    Talk about the wrong product at the wrong time! What's next, a bigger Escalade? In Marketing 101 a student is often taught about the importance of hitting the "window of opportunity". Well, the window is closed.