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2010 Camaro Press Release July 21, 2008

Posted by wilsonniblett in Auto News, Enthusiastic Commentary.
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General Motors of Canada has just released the following Press Release for the new 2010 Camaro.  We have added some pictures of the new Camaro to give you a look at the REAL 2010 Camaro.  Enjoy it!

The Chevy Enthusiast

Chevrolet Unveils the 2010 Camaro – A Fun, Efficient Sports Car for the 21st Century


Oshawa, Ontario July 21, 2008 – Chevrolet today introduced the production 2010 Camaro being built at GM’s Oshawa Car Assembly Plant.  It is a heritage-inspired sports car for the 21st century, combining great looks and performance; advanced technology and surprising efficiency – including 9.0 L/100km estimated highway fuel consumption on the high volume V6 models. Sales begin in the first quarter of 2009.


“The new Chevrolet Camaro delivers the best of both worlds – great heritage and a thoroughly modern, advanced package of sporty driving, comfort and technology,” said Marc Comeau, vice president sales, service and marketing for GM of Canada.  “And it does so with styling, fuel economy and value our competitors simply can’t match.”


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.


Product highlights include:

  • Sleek, heritage-inspired interior and exterior styling with contemporary cues
  • Robust body structure, exceptional build quality and suite of safety features including 6 standard airbags
  • Advanced powertrain technologies, including engines with direct injection and Active Fuel Management, enabling a balance of performance and fuel economy
  • Four-wheel independent suspension system tuned to match the performance capabilities of the respective powertrains
  • Variable-rate power steering with the rack mounted forward of the front axle for better weight balance and 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
  • Family of 18-, 19- and 20-inch wheels


The new Camaro also has technologies that enhance comfort and convenience, including:

  • Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Premium Boston Acoustics audio system
  • USB connectivity
  • Ultrasonic rear parking assist (late introduction)
  • Remote vehicle starting system
  • OnStar
  • XM Satellite Radio



An advanced, efficient 3.6L direct-injected V-6 with variable valve timing is standard on LS and LT models, which are expected to comprise at least 70% of Camaro sales in Canada.  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. Manual-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, estimated at 422 horsepower (315 kW) and 408 lb.-ft. of torque (553 Nm) and is paired with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.


A new, L99 engine, based on the LS3, is used on automatic transmission-equipped SS models and also includes GM’s fuel-saving Active Fuel Management feature to improve fuel economy. The L99 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 10.2 L/100km of fuel consumption on the highway.


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 Car Assembly Plant in Canada.




Models: Chevrolet Camaro LS, LT and SS
Body style / driveline: Four-passenger, front-engine, rear-drive coupe
Construction: Unitized body frame, one- and two-sided galvanized steel
EPA vehicle class: Coupe
Manufacturing location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Key competitors: Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, Nissan 350Z


  3.6L V-6 DI VVT (LLT) 6.2L V-8 (LS3, L99)
Application: LS, LT SS
Type: 3.6L V-6 6.2L V-8
Displacement (cc / cu in): 3564 / 217 6162 / 376
Bore & stroke (mm / in): 94 x 85.6 / 3.70 x 3.37 103.25 x 92 / 4.06 x 3.62
Block material: Cast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore liners Cast aluminum w/ cast-in-place iron bore liners
Cylinder head material: Aluminum Aluminum
Valvetrain: Dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing valve-in-head; two valves per Cylinder; roller lifters; Active Fuel Management (L99)
Ignition system: Electronic individual coil-on-plug; individual cylinder knock control and extended-life platinum-tipped spark plugs High-energy distributorless ignition; solid state direct-fire ignition w/ coil near plug and integrated ignition
Fuel delivery: Direct high-pressure fuel injection Returnless, multi-port fuel injection
Compression ratio: 11.3:1 10.7:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 300 / 224 @ 6400 rpm* 422 / 315 @ 5000 (LS3)*
400 / 299 @ 5000 (L99)*
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 273 / 370 @ 5200 rpm* 408 / 553 @ 4500 (LS3)*
395 / 535 @ 4500 (L99)*
Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded Premium recommended
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 7000 6000 (L99)
6600 (LS3)
Emissions controls: Evaporative system, single close-coupled catalytic converter, equal-length exhaust, single underfloor catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation, intake and exhaust cam phasers, electronic throttle control Evaporative system, close-coupled catalytic converters, positive crankcase ventilation, electronic throttle control
Fuel economy (auto trans): 9.0 L/100km hwy (est) 10.2 L/100km hwy (est)


  Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic (LS, LT) w/ TAPshift Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic (SS) w/ TAPshift Aisin Warner AY6 six-speed manual (LS, LT) TR6060 six-speed manual (SS)
Gear ratios (:1):        
First: 4.07 4.03 4.48 3.01
Second: 2.37 2.36 2.58 2.07
Third: 1.55 1.53 1.63 1.43
Fourth: 1.16 1.15 1.19 1.00
Fifth: 0.85 0.85 1.00 0.84
Sixth: 0.67 0.67 0.75 0.57
Reverse: 3.06 3.06 3.67 3.28
Final drive ratio: 3.27 3.27 3.27 3.45


Front: Double-ball-joint, multi-link strut; direct-acting stabilizer bar; progressive-rate coil springs; fully adjustable camber, caster and toe
Rear: 4.5-link independent; progressive-rate coil springs over shocks; stabilizer bar; fully adjustable camber and toe
Steering type: Variable-ratio rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio: 16.1:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.5
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft): 11.5 / 37.7


Type: Four-wheel disc w/ ABS; ventilated front and rear rotors; single-piston front calipers and single-piston alloy rear calipers (LS, LT); four-piston fixed Brembo aluminum front and rear calipers (SS)
Rotor diameter, front (mm / in): LS, LT: 321 / 12.64
SS: 355 / 14.0
Rotor diameter, rear (mm / in): LS, LT: 315 / 12.4
SS: 365 / 14.4
Rotor thickness, front (mm / in): LS, LT: 30 / 1.18
SS: 32 / 1.26
Rotor thickness, rear (mm / in): LS, LT: 23 / 0.9
SS: 28 / 1.1


Wheel size and type: 18 x 7.5-inch steel 18 x 7.5-inch aluminum
19 x 8-inch aluminum
20 x 8-inch aluminum (front)
20 x 9-inch aluminum (rear)
Tires: P245/55R18 all-season P245/55R18 all-season
P245/50R19 all-season
P245/45ZR20 summer (front)
P275/40ZR20 summer (rear)



Wheelbase (mm / in): 2852 / 112.3
Overall length (mm / in): 4836 / 190.4
Overall width (mm / in): 1918 / 75.5
Overall height (mm / in): 1377 / 54.2
Track, front (mm / in): 1618 / 63.7
Track, rear (mm / in): 1628 / 64.1 (LS, LT)
1618 / 63.7 (SS)
Curb weight (kg / lb): 1705 / 3750 – LT w/ automatic
1700 / 3741 – LT w/ manual
1713 / 3769 – LS w/ automatic
1718 / 3780 – LS w/ manual
1779 / 3913 – SS w/ automatic
1755 / 3860 – SS w/ manual
Weight balance (% front / rear): 52 / 48


Seating capacity (front / rear): 2 / 2
Headroom (mm / in): front: 950 / 37.4
rear: 897 / 35.3
Legroom (mm / in): front: 1077 / 42.4
rear: 757 / 29.9
Shoulder room (mm / in): front: 1444 / 56.9
rear: 1080 / 42.5


Cargo volume (L / cu ft): 320 / 11.3
Fuel tank (L / imp.gal): 71.9 / 15.8

*Pending SAE certification.



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2. ken - September 2, 2008

Its ugly. I hope the Firebird will look better, otherwise I will buy a Mustang.

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