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2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Unveils The 2010 Camaro - A Fun, Efficient Sports Car For The 21st Century

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
• All-new, world-class sports car

• Fuel-efficient, 3.6L direct-injected V-6 delivers an estimated 26 mpg on the highway

• Range of fuel-saving, six-speed transmissions standard on all models and powertrains

• Powerful SS models equipped with LS3 V-8 (manual transmission) and L99 with Active Fuel Management Active Fuel Management (automatic transmission)

• Advanced vehicle technology, including Bluetooth Bluetooth connectivity and available HID headlamps with
integrated halo rings

• Designed, engineered and built with GM's global development process

Chevrolet introduced the production 2010 Camaro today. It is a heritage-inspired sports car for the 21 st 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 fuel economy.

'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 Únited 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 transmissions

• 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 StabiliTrak electronic 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 convenience, including:

• Bluetooth phone connectivity

• Premium Boston Acoustics audio system

• ÚSB connectivity

• Últrasonic rear parking assist (late introduction)

• Remote vehicle starting system

• OnStar OnStar

• 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.

Design details

2010 Chevrolet CamaroWith a design that is very faithful to the original concept, the 2010 Camaro is a 21 st 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 Chevrolets.'

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.

Powertrains

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
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. (posted on conceptcarz.com) 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. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

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. (posted on conceptcarz.com) This combination delivers an estimated 23 mpg on the highway.

Body structure and chassis

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
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 weight balance.

Brakes and chassis control

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
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. (posted on conceptcarz.com) It enables quicker, more consistent takeoffs during performance driving.

Safety

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 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 protection system

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 Únited 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.

Source - Chevrolet

2010 Chevrolet Camaro wins World Car Design of the Year

The Chevrolet Camaro was awarded World Car Design of the Year by a design panel consisting of five highly respected world design experts.

The award was presented to Chevrolet today at the 2010 New York International Auto Show.

'In recreating this modern sports car, we have proven that people are just as passionate about Chevy as ever,' said Tom Peters, Chevrolet Design Director, Global RWD, Performance Cars and Full-size Trucks. 'We have been delighted about the strong reaction to the Camaro. Even in markets that are new to Chevy, it has been creating an emotional appeal for the brand.'

More than 80,000 2010 Chevy Camaros have been sold since the car's launch in early spring 2009. Camaro outsold its closest competitor for the last ten months and retained the top position in the regular sports car segment in each of those months.

Source - Chevrolet

Chevrolet Attends Camaro5Fest, the largest-ever gathering of 2010 Camaro owners

More than 500 2010 Camaros descended on Valdosta, Ga. for the first Camaro5Fest. The event, hosted by Camaro5.com, is believed to have been the largest-ever gathering of fifth-generation Camaro owners. More than 1,000 people attended the event, driving their 2010 Camaros from across the Ú.S. and Canada to Valdosta on Friday, April 16.

Several members of the Camaro team attended, including Camaro Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser, Vehicle Line Director Peter Kosak, Camaro Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick, and Camaro Product Manager Cheryl Pilcher. Team Camaro drove from Detroit to Georgia in two Camaro Transformers Special Editions, two Camaro Synergy Special Editions, a regular production 2010 Camaro, and VIN 002 of a 2011 Camaro.

Camaro5Fest kicked off with a cruise through the streets of Valdosta, led by Oppenheiser. Residents lined the streets, cheering as a line of Camaros more than three miles long passed by under police escort. The following day, Camaro fans traveled to South Georgia Motorsports Park for a car show, drag races and autocross competitions. The track events ended with Camaro owners getting the rare chance to drive their cars on the 1/2-mile oval track.


2010 Chevrolet Camaro'It was an incredible opportunity to see the passion and enthusiasm owners have for the new Camaro,' says Fitzpatrick. 'This was such an exciting event that I would not be surprised to see more than 1,000 cars at next year's Camaro5Fest.'

Source - Chevrolet

Related Reading : Chevrolet Camaro History

The Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in 1967 as a compact car specifically built to provide competition for the highly popular Ford Mustang. This pony car was built atop of the same F-Body platform as the Pontiac Firebird, which had a similar production lifespan of 1967 through 2002.During the preproduction stages of the Chevrolet Camaro, General Motors codenamed the vehicle Panther. The....
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Related Reading : Chevrolet Camaro History

The Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in 1967 as a compact car specifically built to provide competition for the highly popular Ford Mustang. This pony car was built atop of the same F-Body platform as the Pontiac Firebird, which had a similar production lifespan of 1967 through 2002.During the preproduction stages of the Chevrolet Camaro, General Motors codenamed the vehicle Panther. The....
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