Thursday, November 19, 2009

The 2010 Chevy Camaro SS Muscle Car

With Dodge and Ford having already enjoyed the spotlight in this segment, Chevy has to be back with a bang. Is this car worth the bit of attention? The answer is an emphatic yes!

The 6.2 liter V8 under the hood screams power – this beast is capable of rocketing from zero to Camaro LS3 Enginesixty in right around four and a half seconds. With more horses and much better time zero to sixty than either the new Mustang or the new Challenger – Chevy clearly made their point where most people want to see it, in sheer power.

A pleasant, unexpected surprise from the 2010 Camaro SS comes in terms of audibles – or lack there of. There is no question that the engine is powerful, in fact at more than 425 horses it’s super powerful – in Muscle cars it’s customary for the engine noise to be almost loud enough to drown out any and all conversation that would take place in the cock-pit, that doesn’t happen with this incarnation of the SS. A little quite for the Camaro as the Chevy has opted to keep the volume on the engine down. Surely this will leave many car enthusiats dissapointed. If you have to hear what’s under the hood, then roll down your window.

Another big surprise for a powerful Muscle car – the EPA just gave the 2101 Camaro SS “excellent fuel economy ratings”, which is highly unexpected, but could be a very strong selling point as the prices of gas continue to fluctuate. The Camaro is not excatly apollogetic about keeping mother earth green. At 16 MPG city and 24 MPG highway the guilt is washed away once you enjoy that power.

Chevy doesn’t preclude anyone from owning this car either – the base V6 Camaro starts at a very affordable twenty-three thousand and the ultra powerful V8 SS starts at right around thirty thousand.

Is there anything that Chevy could change that would make the 2010 Camaro better? Sure there were some minor issues or concerns.

For starters, much like the new Dodge Challenger, the driver’s view could be a bit better. With the current body style, there Camaro 6-Speed manualare a few more “blind spots” than would be considered comfortable, though some minor adjustments in interior design for the next version could most likely easily clear that up. For the next version, Chevy could also look to eliminate some of the plastic in the interior in favor of a little more chrome and cloth.

Aside from those few minor adjustments, Chevy absolutely did not disappoint with the 2010 Camaro SS. This car, all in all, is a fantastic piece of machinery and is at least head, if not head and shoulders above the competition in its class.

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