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ShnOmac 10-28-2009 02:26 PM

Popular Mechanics Best Vehicle Design Award: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
 
Good to see the Camaro getting some positive recognition!


2010 Automotive Excellence Awards
Best Vehicle Design: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro
By The Editors
Published in the December 2009 issue.
Popular Mechanics....
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"After a painfully long eight-year hiatus, the Chevy Camaro returns packing V8 power and V6 efficiency wrapped around classic sheet metal pulled forward into the 21st century. The design certainly pays homage to the past, but the muscular lines of this Camaro are modern and fresh.

The success of a new car design, especially a sporty one, depends on its ability not just to turn heads, but to inspire an almost primal lust in everyone from a college kid to his grandfather— hitting all the age groups in between. The new Camaro does just that—and it’s become one of the few cars outside the supercar ranks that will almost always elicit a conversation at the gas pumps.

Under the watch of GM design boss Ed Welburn, Chevy imagined the new Camaro as a thoroughly modern take on the 1967 original. And it looks amazingly close to the 2006 concept car. GM engineers somehow avoided the compromises that tend to dilute a designer’s original vision as it makes its way into production. The inset front grille and the outboard round headlights offer a real link to that first Camaro, yet the big wheels and taut proportions perfectly convey 21st-century muscle.

Good design extends to the interior too: The view through the windshield is 1960s cool, yet it’s the subtleties that make this car feel so right. Of course, a Camaro wouldn’t feel right at all if there wasn’t some serious firepower under the hood. The top-dog SS models have a big 422-hp 6.2-liter V8, and even the base cars receive a potent V6 that returns 30 mpg highway.

The real triumph is that all the Camaro’s performance and intelligent design can be had for just a tick over $20,000. That’s a bargain."

http://www.popularmechanics.com/auto...h_buzz&mag=pop

Sinergy 10-28-2009 02:30 PM

I figgered as much. Hardly a day goes by, I don't get compliments on my beast.

Supermans 10-28-2009 02:33 PM

Popular Mechanics knows what sells their magazines..Thumbs up to them..

daphatgrant 10-28-2009 02:33 PM

That is awesome, going to have to grab a copy of that magazine when it comes out :D.

CamaroSpike23 10-29-2009 11:03 AM

just picked a copy up about 20 min ago...

ClaymoreZ28 10-29-2009 11:21 AM

Great recognition

I need to grab a copy for the archives.

The more I drive and use this car the clearer it is that an immense amount of thought has gone into this design. It really is a very well designed total package.

zora2mac8 10-29-2009 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supermans (Post 1101549)
Popular Mechanics knows what sells their magazines..Thumbs up to them..

Touche.

MikesBumbleBee 10-29-2009 12:37 PM

the camaro is the best right now

PNYSLAR 10-29-2009 12:47 PM

:chevy:Why to go Chevy

PNYSLAR 10-29-2009 12:48 PM

:bonk:Lets try WAY to go Chevy

chrisgalles 10-29-2009 01:05 PM

:w00t:

billw501 10-29-2009 01:48 PM

A woman in a Suburban driving behind me nearly rear-ended me taking pics with her camera phone while we were moving.

"prima"Donna 10-29-2009 01:57 PM

:chevy: THANK YOU GM, FOR BRINGING BACK THE CAMARO!!! :chevy:

prostock69 10-29-2009 01:59 PM

"The new Camaro does just that—and it’s become one of the few cars outside the supercar ranks that will almost always elicit a conversation at the gas pumps."

Isn't that the truth. Just today, as I was filling up at the local BP station (after washing and waxing Cam), a guy came over and was asking me questions about our car. He LOVED the color (IOM) and said it was the sexiest car on the road. Made my day.

prostock69 10-29-2009 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by billw501 (Post 1106515)
A woman in a Suburban driving behind me nearly rear-ended me taking pics with her camera phone while we were moving.


Oh, that would have been tragic, on every level.

RedJewelrsss32 10-29-2009 02:06 PM

This car has made me a GM fan

1sickss 10-29-2009 02:22 PM

sweet, glad i got 1


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