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Lexus has dominated the market of "performance hybrids" so far, being the only manufacturer promoting the performance capabilities of their electrically-assisted offerings. Might Chevrolet take a similar path with their new Camaro? According to this article at The Car Connection, there is a possibility that the dual mode hybrid system is being considered for a high-end Camaro. Might the fastest Camaro also be the most fuel-friendly? Possibly, but it would likely be the most expensive as well.

Additionally, General Motors was planning on reducing the cost of their new Camaro based on the sheer amount of vehicles scheduled to use the platform. Now that fuel economy is such a big deal, all but the Pontiac G8 and aforementioned Camaro have likely been shelved. Therefore, the V8-powered Camaro might be more expensive than first thought. The more V8-powered Camaro models that GM sells, the worse it is for their CAFE number, so they might not have a choice when it comes to making a hybrid version.

Related:

Gallery: Chevy Camaro Concept

[Source: The Car Connection via Autoblog]



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      • 4 Months Ago
      That makes a lot of sense Kardax. Car manufacturers get to stay within regulation, make more money, and elitist car guys who worship V8s or bigger get to keep doing that. Win-win-win.
      • 4 Months Ago
      CAFE doesn't mean V8s have to go away. Manufacturers can limit the demand by raising the price. They boost profit margins and keep regulatory approval... sounds like win-win to me.

      It means that such vehicles will become more rare, however. Which, I suppose, is not something owners would complain about...
      • 4 Months Ago
      hmmm electric motor = lots of instant torque

      nah that doesn't matter in a muscle car
      • 4 Months Ago
      If only Gm would do something about that beak! Reminds me of Eddie Murphy in "Norbert".
      • 4 Months Ago
      Am I the only one that thinks the concept Camaro bears a striking resemblance to the concept Volt?
      • 4 Months Ago
      me personaly all electric would be great uqm technologies has a contract with gm.Which does have far more brute torque than a internal combustion engine.they have the knowledge to mount a generator at the axle to generate power assist to to the batterys which will give greater miles.Visionmotors.com has a motor that would destroy the drive train 400hp and 1300+lb ft of torque.They use it in the gtm kitcar and semi,s for the open market I think???