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Old 03-20-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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Autoline on Autoblog with John McElroy - 2010 Chevy Camaro Edition!


I'm sure there are a lot of Autobloggers out there who know the specifications of the new Camaro far better than I do. But numbers on paper don't mean much until you experience them through the seat of your pants. So here are my driving impressions of the new Camaro, after spending the better part of a day with four different models, driving them hard over a variety of different roads.

First off, this is unmistakably a Camaro, yet one that looks fresh and modern. It's a powerfully built car that almost has a pugnacious appearance to it. Almost. But the size and proportions are well balanced, and it looks good from every angle. Follow the jump for more.

Come back Monday (3/23) at 12:00PM EST for Autoblog's own First Drive of the 2010 Chevy Camaro. We'll be working on it all weekend, so you won't want to miss it.

Inside they kept it clean and simple. The belt line wraps around the entire interior in one unbroken line. The dashboard is big and expansive with all the instrument gauges clustered immediately in front of driver. The radio and HVAC controls are mounted in the center, lower part of the dash. This uncluttered look creates an impression of simplicity and solidity with no frivolous design cues to distract you from the job at hand: you're in this car to drive!

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:20 PM   #3

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And the performance this car offers is awesome. Even the base 3.6-liter V6 will thrust you from 0-60 mph in about 6.5 seconds. That's better than the 1969 Camaro did with its base V8. Yet the new one (as you probably already know) is rated at 29 mpg on the highway. Go easy on the gas and you should be able to eke out a combined 24 mpg.

But if you're really after power, try one of the 6.2-liter V8s that come in this car. Talk about brute force. The LS3 version, with 426 hp and 420 lb-ft, will rocket to 60 mph in about 4.7 seconds and still deliver 25 mpg on the highway.

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Old 03-20-2009, 09:32 PM   #4

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Thats not a bad write up. Infact it made me even more eager to get my hands on the SS.
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wtf 6.5 that f ing sucks big time. ok at least v6 gets 29 should have gotten 30 but its a start.
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