The 2010 Chevy Camaro SS is Arriving at Dealers Now
After 6 years of waiting (it was retired in 2002), the Chevy Camaro SS is finally back! The newly redesigned and relaunched car is arriving as you read this at dealerships across the country. The base model 1SS starts at $30,995 and comes with cloth seats. The 2SS model starts at $34,180 but you get some cool stuff like a set of four console-mounted gauges, a Boston Acoustics 245-watt 9-speaker system with USB jack, Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar with turn-by-turn directions and heated leather seats. An RS appearance package is available for both LT and SS models that adds dark finished wheels, HID headlamp with integrated halo rings, revised tail-lamps and a spoiler for an additional $1,200.
If you are wavering on setup for the 2010 Chevy Camaro, the best option by far is to go with the SS version equipped with the Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual gearbox. You get the LS3 6.2L V8 engine from the base Corvette, which produces 426 hp at 5,9000 rpm with 420 lb-ft of torque. The automatic is no slouch at 400 hp but it revs lower and has lower compression ratios. The difference in fuel consumption is negligible with the manual getting 24 mpg on the highway verse 25 mph for the automatic. So, for $995 less you might as well get the horsepower boost and the 2x fun factor. Both models come with a tuned suspension with stiffer springs and larger antiroll bars.
The manual 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS is officially a sub5zero car with 0 to 60 mph in just under 5 seconds. Another advantage of going with the 6 speed version is getting launch control, which is activated by selecting Competition mode on the StabiliTrak stability/traction control system. The car comes equipped with Pirelli P-Zero summer tires that measure 245/45ZR20 up front and 275/40ZR20 in rear. Stopping power is provided by 14 inch disc brakes with 4 piston Brembo calipers all around.
The Camaro Concept was first released in 2006 at the Detroit Auto Show. The new 2010 Chevy Camaro, unlike most production vehicles, differs very little from concept form. The 21 and 22 inch wheels have been reduced to 20s and the trim and paint subdued a bit but other than that, it is pretty close. In 2007, the Camaro Convertible Concept was unveiled at the 2007 North American Auto Show. It is still unclear what the future is for this car but it appears as if the convertible will make its debut in 2010. Let’s just hope that it follows this same trend, as the concept is a knockout.