AutoWeek: Fuel-sipping V6 Camaro Rocks! Theoretically.

Jehovah Johnson
by Jehovah Johnson
autoweek fuel sipping v6 camaro rocks theoretically

"If you're sick of high gas prices, one remedy may be the V6 version of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro." Oh for Pete's sake; AutoWeek [print] is pimping a Chevy that's half a year away from the showrooms. In that sense, Greg Migliore's "Camaro Cure" is re-volting. "Ultimately, the V6 is expected to make up 70 percent of the car's 100,000 sales," Greg unquestioningly reports. "And General Motors says that fuel efficiency– just as much as raw power– will be a key selling point. The V6 Camaro is expected to deliver 26mpg on the highway." It's one thing when a manufacturer quotes highway mileage in an attempt to draw attention away from gas-piggery. It's another when a car mag does so on its behalf, and makes that some kind of lame-ass "talking point." The rest of the article is pretty much as expected, save "…overall the car feels more nimble than Dodge Challengers we've driven." File that one under "invidious distinctions."

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  • John Williams John Williams on Aug 30, 2008

    Not only does GM NOT have an I6 available, it would also be a bit hard to package within the confines of the engine bay, considering the V6 and V8 engines are a bit shorter than their inline counterparts.

  • Rudiger Rudiger on Aug 31, 2008
    Qusus: "I doubt a V6 Camaro is going to be as fast as an auto Mustang GT vert… since the auto will run 0-60 in 5.5 seconds easily."It's highly unlikely that a stock SN95 auto 'vert had a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds. Back in the nineties, the SN95 Mustang GT was well-known to be a stone (especially when compared with the 5.7L V8 GM f-bodies of the day). A period DOHC Neon (as well as an f-body with the 3.8 V6) could nearly keep up with the slowest, heaviest SN95 V8 (the auto 'vert).

  • Lprocter1982 Lprocter1982 on Aug 31, 2008

    Conslaw said: "Don’t be too hard on Autoweek. It has 3 things going for it that keep me subscribing 1. It’s cheap, less than $.50 per issue. 2. It comes out every week. 3. You can read it in the bathroom." But, the Canadian Tire flyer is better. It: 1. Is free 2. Comes out every week 3. I can read it in the bathroom 4. Actually has things in it that I care about. So, if you want some good, informative reading, get a Canadian Tire flyer.

  • WalterRohrl WalterRohrl on Aug 31, 2008
    qa : August 30th, 2008 at 10:04 am WalterRohrl - are you the rally driver who drove the first gen Quattros in Germany? Prior that you probably drove an Ascona 400? Or are you his fan? Sorry. Just curious. Just a fan, just a fan. But your memory is good (or you're an Urq fan like me). Somehow I doubt Walter would be commenting on (or even reading) anything relating to a V6 Camaro :-) Jim