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Old 10-28-2009, 01:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 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....


"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

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Old 10-28-2009, 01:30 PM   #2
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I figgered as much. Hardly a day goes by, I don't get compliments on my beast.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:33 PM   #3
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Popular Mechanics knows what sells their magazines..Thumbs up to them..
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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That is awesome, going to have to grab a copy of that magazine when it comes out .
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:03 AM   #5
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:21 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:39 AM   #7
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:37 AM   #8
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:47 AM   #9
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:48 AM   #10
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:05 PM   #11
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:48 PM   #12
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A woman in a Suburban driving behind me nearly rear-ended me taking pics with her camera phone while we were moving.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:57 PM   #13
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:59 PM   #14
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"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.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:00 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:06 PM   #16
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:22 PM   #17
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:24 PM   #18
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The gas pump thing is true! I never plan on a quick fill at the gas station because someone ALWAYS walks up (or yells from clear across the lot) and wants to ask about my Bumblebee....................Love it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:57 PM   #19
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:20 PM   #20
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:42 PM   #21
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A woman in a Suburban driving behind me nearly rear-ended me taking pics with her camera phone while we were moving.
Dude...know what you mean...I came out of Walmart to find four big burly guys checkig out my car, peering through the window and taking pics. A little concerned as I approached, I remotely unlocked the car, which caused them to simultaneously look up. They respectfully backed away and then began engaging in conversation for 20 minutes regarding the vehicle. Does this happen to everyone reading this thread?
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:06 PM   #22
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We are all celebrity lifestyle now, I love it, I have said it many times, we all have the best looking Camaros ever made, I'm going to go out in my garage now to stare at my mine

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Old 10-29-2009, 07:32 PM   #23
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I get too pick my 1LT Victory Red/RS Package Camaro up next week... I can't wait 'til I have a half hour-long conversation at the gas pump... The wait is exciting.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:33 AM   #24
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Dude...know what you mean...I came out of Walmart to find four big burly guys checkig out my car, peering through the window and taking pics. A little concerned as I approached, I remotely unlocked the car, which caused them to simultaneously look up. They respectfully backed away and then began engaging in conversation for 20 minutes regarding the vehicle. Does this happen to everyone reading this thread?
I have had comments from across the board. My favorite is still this gem. While driving through my subdivision, there is a passle of little boys who every time I drive buy shout "hey mister, nice Chevy Camaro". Also had a woman in a van at a local grocery store drive by, stop, rolled down her window and said what a cool car. Also 4 golfers leaveing the course who stopped their truck and got out and were all over the thing. Asked to see the interior, engine. Happens almost daily, probably because there are basically none up here yet.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:37 AM   #25
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the Camaro has been out for months and it still gets ogled at the gas pumps and stores. It does not get old . I still love talking to people about my car I hope the attention never goes away,
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