The fuel economy of the V6 models are 18mpg for city limits and 29mpg for highway driving in auto transmission version or 18mpg city driving and 25mpg with the 6-speed manual transmission. The economical V6, although economical, can still generate 304hp due to its SIDI (spark ignition direct injection) technology, which permits the exact metering of fuel consumption and very high compression ratios of 11.3:1 on standard pump gas.
With that kind of ratio, most powerplant would require premium. The models equipped with V8 engines come with 16mpg for city and, like before, the automatic is more economical than the manual, with 25mpg on the highway in contrast to the manual's 24mpg.
This economy is partly due to the L99's Active Fuel Management displacement-on-demand system, but it has to give up 26hp to the LS3 in the manual. The General is quick to point out that this is a considerable improvement form the Dodge Challenger SRT8's fuel consumption of 14mpg city and 22mpg highway scores.
Every Camaro receives intake runners that have been acoustically tuned and also a roller-lifter style camshaft with 5% bigger intake valve lift compared to the LS3 Corvette. The maximum power of all three powerplants is attained at 5,200rpm, but torque is peaked at various engine speeds. The V6, which comes with a maximum torque of 273lb-ft (370Nm) at 5,200rpm, the L99 V8 which generates 410lb-ft (556Nm) at 4,300rpm and the LS3 with 420lb-ft (569Nm) attained at 4,600rpm.
The V8 engines provide enough low-end power to provide satisfactory acceleration rates while the V6 requires all the power it has especially when joined with the 3,700 lbs chassis of the Camaro. Available video illustrate that the Rally Yellow Camaro will come with the RS appearance pack and a trim level that cannot yet be precisely determined but by the sound of it it's probably going to be an SS model powered by a V8. The RS appearance pack costs $1,450 on top of the LT trim, of $1,200 for the SS which also comes with HID headlamps, a spoiler 20 inch wheels, darker taillights and roof-ditch molding matching the color of the body.
The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is a sports car for the 21st century that remains loyal to its original concept by not forgetting its roots. Its sleek windshield profile, the muscular fenders, and the wheels that have been pushed to its corners, show the Camaro’s modern elements that emphasize the advanced engineering involved, giving it a rather aggressive stance. However its short rear deck and the long front dash-to-axle have the classis proportions that many have loved about the Camaro.
There remain many elements in the 2010 Camaro that can be recognized immediately but are structured in a way that they are integrated in its modern-day exterior form. These characteristics include its broad back fender “shoulders,” the “gills” located in the back quarter panels, and of course, the forward-V shape at the front. Its large wheels, in 18-inch, 1-inch, or 20-inch variants, give it the modern look that it needs.
The new 2010 Camaro is indeed new, according to vice president of GM Global Design Ed Welburn. Welburn admits that while they incorporated in the design the strong heritage of the nameplate, the company also understood that making the 2010 Camaro relevant was more than just honoring what made it a classic car. Its stance, line forms, and the overall execution are consistent with the other recent Chevrolet models that have come out, adds Welburn. In addition, its interior is characterized by a good balance of modern design and heritage with special attention to detail. Other features that show a throwback to the classis models are the pair of instrument binnacles that are deeply recessed and feature round gauges inside square housings.
The 2010 Camaro’s ambient light package has the advanced LED light pipe technology, giving the cabin a rather distinctive yet inviting glow. The standard cloth upholstery and heated leather-appointed seats are of course included. Additional details like the low-gloss surfaces and the premium fabric, chrome-trimmed controls, or even acrylic appliqués express the richness that older models don’t possess but is expected to challenge the Camaro’s modern competitors.
Still on the matter of details, its center-console gauge cluster is reminiscent of the 1969 models while the gauges themselves, oil pressure, oil temperature, transmission fluid temperature, and state-of-battery, are displayed through a modern LED backlighting. The strong body structure of the 201 Camaro enhances handling, safety, and quietness. It was built using the global rear-wheel-drive architecture of GM. The accurate tolerances between the different body panels and the one-piece body side stampings express the attention to detail and world-class build quality that are found in every Camaro.
To ensure a quitter and smoother driving experience, the 2010 Camaro has independent suspensions on the front and back that are mounted to a rigid chassis; it has a multi-link strut arrangement that contains a direct-acting stabilizer bar with a double ball-joint configuration; and the 4.5-link rear suspension double-isolated from Camaro’s chassis. The Camaro’s different models have their own suspensions as well.
The SS for instance has the FE3 suspension with a lower ride height while both the LT and LS models have the FE2 suspension. Each of the suspensions has been tuned in order to match the performance capabilities found in their particular powertrains, as well as, the wheel-and-tire combinations. For more direct action, improved weight balance, and the heightened feeling of a driver feedback, the 2010 Camaro has a variable-rate rack-and-pinion power steering system that allows the rack forward of the front axle to be mounted.