carguy123
carguy123 UltimaDork
1/4/10 6:08 p.m.
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Pony car it's not!

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Shaun
Shaun HalfDork
1/4/10 7:55 p.m.

I love the 68, but a live rear axle is in fact, 40 year old technology.

confuZion3
confuZion3 UltraDork
1/4/10 10:17 p.m.

I love the video! Great job, guys!

(JG, were you out of Kahlua when you filmed this one?)

Quasi Mofo
Quasi Mofo MegaDork
1/5/10 6:52 a.m.

As the Camaro starts becoming mainstream and more and more have been rolled by mommas little boys I expect to see them as a perfect donor car for the ultimate roadster kit car. Maybe it is time for Factory Five to start working on a Grand Sport replica?

Scott Lear
Scott Lear
1/5/10 8:52 a.m.

I like the way John Brown thinks!

jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
1/6/10 9:20 a.m.

Shaun - Tell that to Ford; the Mustang's still got one.

Mitchell
Mitchell UltraDork
1/6/10 4:08 p.m.

I would like to see the new Camaro with smaller wheels on it. Can we expect to see factory 24's within a few years?

miwifri
miwifri New Reader
1/10/10 3:13 p.m.

A big heavy car with poor head room, small rear seat, poor visibility and small luggage space makes it difficult to look twice. What were they thinking? John Brown's idea is a good one.

Steve Chryssos
Steve Chryssos Reader
1/10/10 5:13 p.m.

They were thinking..... "Crap! The only way to bring back the Camaro is by platform sharing with a large Australian RWD sedan...." It's the same logic used by all of the big three. The Challenger is the worst of the bunch. The Mustang architecture is almost as bad. Plenty of parts are available to modernize a svelte 1979 Camaro or Firebird for AI, AIX or CP

CagleRacing
CagleRacing New Reader
1/17/10 7:23 p.m.

I drove a yellow Bumble Bee SS (Transformers edition) at the MotorTrend car show. The weight of this car clearly took away from the extra horses. I'm 6'1" and had some difficulty seeing out the windshield, especially when making hard right turns. Because of the cool factor, it was somewhat fun to drive; however, I won't buy one when similar money can buy a slightly used C6 Corvette.

jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
1/22/10 2:15 p.m.

It would be interesting to run both Steve's '68 and the new Camaro around a known course like the Ocala GP and compare times.

Shaun
Shaun HalfDork
1/24/10 11:32 p.m.

I have seen a few of these fat ugly POS boats in the flesh now and I cant stand them. they look even worse in the fat addled flesh. Same with the Challenger. The are bloated focus group driven piles of watered down echo of yesteryear excrement. The Cobalt SS is much more in the spirit of yesteryear.

And , yes jstien, I told that to Ford. That the mustang dropped the IRS and went BACKWARDS to a solid year axle is utterly embarrassing. And they sell like hot cakes and end up puttering around in traffic jams. So ultimately the problem is that the market is idiotic. As Kurt Vonnegut would say, "so it goes".

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/3/10 1:10 a.m.

So...it doesn't turn into a giant robot?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

Our first taste of the all-new Chevy Camaro was the tame yet certainly more-than-adequate V6 model. Now we have finally spent time with the Camaro SS, 6.2-liter V8 and all. Our test car was even blessed with the available TR6060 six-speed manual transmission. It's like someone upstairs likes us.

The SS adds the goodies aimed right at our market. In addition to the 426-horsepower engine, the car also comes standard with Brembo brakes and a limited-slip differential. With that equipment comes a weight penalty, though, as GM lists the SS at 3849 pounds. (The V6 car is still a far-from-flyweight 3719 pounds.)

Our test car also featured the $1200 RS package, which adds 20x8-inch front and 20x9-inch wheels, HID headlamps and the RS tail lamps. The car's only other option was the polished wheels, a $470 splurge.

Sadly, it didn't sport the Transformers Special Edition Package. According to the Chevy Web site, this $995 option adds a "unique Transformers rally stripe in black, Autobot shield wheel center caps, Transformers sill plates, Autobot shield embroidery on center console armrest, and Autobot shield exterior badging." It's only available with the Rally Yellow hue.

So, how does the Camaro SS go? Quickly. Check the video and staff comments for details.

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