What is it?
This is the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, the long-awaited revival of General Motors’ classic American muscle car.
First seen in 1967, the iconic design became a production car two years later, and that’s the look that Chevy has chosen to build on with the 2010 version.
The SS is the most powerful version of the new Camaro. Its V8 turns out a solid 422bhp and 420lb ft of torque with the manual transmission, and 394bhp and 410lb ft with the new six-speed automatic.
What’s it like?
At first glance it’s almost like stepping back in time, to a more innocent era when fuel was cheap and a fast enough car could outrun the local traffic cop.
Yet the 2010 Camaro SS is more than just a retro-mobile.
Sure, it’s got the bones of the most popular Camaro in the brand’s long history, with its egg crate grille, Coke bottle silhouette, and the muscular kick-up of its rear shoulders. But this is a decidedly modern interpretation, taking advantage of modern engineering and technology.
The long side aperture, for example, is stamped from a single piece of steel, a task impossible during the classic muscle car era. The 'halo rings' around the headlights add a distinctly modern touch to the design as well.