The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is bringing back the past, but better! Enthusiasts of the traditional Camaro will immediately be drawn to the 2010, as it has several characteristics that bring back fond memories of the 1969 version of this beast. However, today’s Camaro has drawn to it a completely different generation of appreciative fans since its starring role in the Transformers movie a few years ago. The 2010 model offers the technology of today, while maintaining the muscle car feel of years gone by. This year’s version will be offered in five different trim options, the LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS.
The old school look of the 2010 Camaro is in response to Ford and Dodge introducing retro versions of the Thunderbird and Challenger. The new Camaro offers a good mix of modern design and classic feel inside and out. The exterior of the Camaro holds true to the old school, muscular form of the earlier Camaro, yet Chevy has updated it just a bit with sleeker lines that give it a more up to the minute look. There is an extensive list of options, depending on which trim level you select, including four different wheel sizes (18, 19, 20, and 21), fog lamps, and rear spoiler. GM has carried the retro theme to the inside of the car as well. The instrument panels are reminiscent of the older Camaro, and this design can be seen all through the interior.
Under the hood, the 2010 Camaro will provide the power and performance one would expect in a car of this nature. The Chevy Camaro also has three beefy engine choices. The first is a 300 horsepower 3.6 liter V6. The other two are both 6.2 liter V8s. One produces 400 horsepower, and the other will give you 422. Available transmissions are a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
The list of features and technological gadgets is not unlike many of the new vehicles of today. Just a few examples are USB and Bluetooth connectivity, premium Boston Acoustics sound system, ultrasonic rear parking assist, OnStar, and XM satellite radio. The 2010 Camaro will also offer a host of modern standard safety features, such as antilock brakes, six standard airbags and stability control. Optional rear park assist may be available as well; depending on the model.
With a price tag of around $22,000 for the base model, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is fairly reasonable. On the road, the Camaro’s ride matches its muscular appearance. This car has more than enough power, and actually more than some might want to experience. However, this car should make quite a splash with its affordable price and classic muscle car feel because the 2010 Camaro really is the perfect blend of old and new.