Monday, July 21, 2008

Chevrolet Camaro SS

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
GM Media Release

2008 Chevrolet Camaro SSChevrolet 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 V6-powered LS and LT models, as well as the V8-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."

2008 Chevrolet Camaro SSAdvanced 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 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 facility in Canada.

Technical Specifications
Engine: 6.2-litre LS3 V8
Aspiration: Natural
Maximum Power: 422 hp (315 kW) @ 5000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 408 lb-ft (553 Nm) @ 4500 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

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