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Old 09-01-2012, 03:17 AM   #1
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Hybrid Camaro on the way

I recently attended a car show and was told by several Chevy enthusiasts that GM was working on a hybrid Camaro based on the Volt power design. What a cool idea. Has anyone else heard of this and if so, when will it hit the market?
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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So would they have one as a SS (super slow)
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
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Uh, no. Just no.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:55 AM   #4
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uh yeh not cool but what i would buy in a second is a el-camino what they had in Australia. powered by a LS3 and IRS. might give up Lindsey for that.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:11 AM   #5
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uh yeh not cool but what i would buy in a second is a el-camino what they had in Australia. powered by a LS3 and IRS. might give up Lindsey for that.
Yep, someone in my town has a blue one. Looks like a GTO from the front...


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wouldn't sell, who would want to buy one
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Kind of goes against everything Camaro stands for, if you ask me.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:48 AM   #9
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not gonna happen, GM loses on every volt now, volts cost GM over 100k to make....I cant believe they would be looking to lose more
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I recently attended a car show and was told by several Chevy enthusiasts that GM was working on a hybrid Camaro based on the Volt power design. What a cool idea. Has anyone else heard of this and if so, when will it hit the market?
Guys,

This post looks very fishy. Not because of the 1st post. The "What a cool idea." text hints to me this was created by a bot aka phishing. Also, "Chevy enthusiasts" said this? They can say anything. So if you're the bot developer, make the text more convincing. If not, my bad.


But I'll play along anyway.

They won't release one anytime soon. Reasons?
1) Demand. Hybrid demand is very low. The Prius owns more than 50% of the market. They're trying to get the other hybrids sold!

2) Marketing. The mustang/camaro line cater to a specific affordable/performance car market. The Hybrid would look down upon in that market. Even if it increased torque to 380 lb-ft. That market likes to modify cars and would be fearful to do hybrids.

3) BangforTheBuck. The camaro V6 already gets 30 mpg. Having a V6 hybrid would probably just get 35 hwy and the city would go up by 1 mpg. The price wouldn't be justified.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:01 AM   #11
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Yep, someone in my town has a blue one. Looks like a GTO from the front...


Legitimately
I wanted an G8 ST badly. I'm not happy they gave up on it. But a Chevy El camino is still possible due to the the caprice coming back but I'm not holding my breath. Very limited market like the Chevy SS which did horrible. If you noticed the current lineup, they are trying not to make any mistakes anymore with models.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:10 AM   #12
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I wanted an G8 ST badly. I'm not happy they gave up on it. But a Chevy El camino is still possible due to the the caprice coming back but I'm not holding my breath. Very limited market like the Chevy SS which did horrible. If you noticed the current lineup, they are trying not to make any mistakes anymore with models.
I had a G8, it was the first 'nice' car I ever owned. Aside from the same paint issues the camaro has they were great cars. I'm really glad Chevy is bringing it back as the SS and I hope they market it properly this time. Every car mag loved the G8 but GM only sold ~30k each year it was available.

My thoughts are that since Holden is already making the car there are very little development costs in selling it here. So be a little more optimistic about an el camino : )
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:21 AM   #13
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the op is a mantis fan, which is a PHP bug tracker. And this is his first post?
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #14
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I often wondered why they haven't brought back the El Camino, given how popular the truck/suv market is. Maybe I just answered my own question, why canibalize sales of high-margin products trucks/suvs for the El Camino. .......

Anyways, a "hybrid Camaro", UGH. It would be more practical to have the Camaro tow the Volt behind it. If there was a true hybrid Camaro, you thought many complained about the weight of a Camaro now, ha, add another 500lbs of batteries...
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:43 AM   #15
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I have a strange feeling that almost every model car will be available as a hybrid option , in the next 10 years.

Then , in the following 10 years, most will be hybrid only, a few years after that .... well you get the picture.

Indoctrination.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #16
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I recently attended a car show and was told by several Chevy enthusiasts that GM was working on a hybrid Camaro based on the Volt power design. What a cool idea. Has anyone else heard of this and if so, when will it hit the market?
It already did hit the Showrooms , but they made a recall on all of them sold or not .
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #17
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You're right tasty bake I am new to this group but I'm only repeating what I heard. It's a cool idea to me because with gas prices going up so high, it might be a way to keep a good looking car around longer.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #18
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I guess I'm not old enough to really "get" the el camino. It's an ugly piece of machinery with an identity crises.

As for the hybrid idea.... HAHAHAHAHA Chevy is more likely to kill the camaro and the corvette before they make them into hybrids. That would absolutely destroy the enthusiast culture behind them. Who wants to put headers and straight pipes on a hybrid?
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #19
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I guess I'm not old enough to really "get" the el camino. It's an ugly piece of machinery with an identity crises.
Everybody's got different taste. I owned a 1969 El Camino for several years and loved it. I bought it used and it came with the old style mag wheels, big Mickey Thompson rear tires, a 350 HP 327, 4 speed, and rear shocks that could be pumped up with an air hose. It looked great, was fast enough to be fun, and I used it to haul loads of bark, a slate pool table and a lot of other stuff. It was the perfect vehicle for me at the time.
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Not all cars are made to be hybrids. Camaro is certainly one.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #21
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What about how well the volt is doing. Shut down production because of sales, Ya right There would be a line waiting for a plug in camaro !!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #22
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It's been a hybrid since 1967 it burns gas, oil and rubber.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:34 PM   #23
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Everybody's got different taste. I owned a 1969 El Camino for several years and loved it. I bought it used and it came with the old style mag wheels, big Mickey Thompson rear tires, a 350 HP 327, 4 speed, and rear shocks that could be pumped up with an air hose. It looked great, was fast enough to be fun, and I used it to haul loads of bark, a slate pool table and a lot of other stuff. It was the perfect vehicle for me at the time.
That's respectable. And I definatly agree with the "everybodys got different taste". I probably should have phrased that a little less harshly. If people love what they drive that's all that matters. I actually think the el camino concept based on the G8 was OK. It wasn't all bad, I just think a car truck is... Weird lol.
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It's been a hybrid since 1967 it burns gas, oil and rubber.
They are all petroleum based products.
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