• Dec 30, 2008
Click above for a high-res image gallery of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Back in October, General Motors reported that it had already received some 6,000 advance orders for its new fifth-gen Camaro. Despite the fact that the first car has yet to be delivered to a paying customer (that's scheduled to take place in February, with the first one selling at the upcoming Barret-Jackson auction next month), pre-orders are not slowing down, with GM now reporting a total of 10,000.

According to the automaker, 84 percent of the first 6,000 requests were for V8 models, but GM is now suggesting that a larger percentage of its latest orders are for V6 models. Sounds like those jonesing for a new V8-powered muscle car were the first ones turning in their order forms. Now that those initial buyers have all reserved their Camaros, the model mix may be getting closer to what The General had expected in the first place.

Hopefully, GM and supplier Cadence, LLC get their disagreements worked out in time and these initial pre-orders can be filled in a timely manner. The last thing GM needs right now is a botched launch of its revived pony car, especially since GM has been promoting the new Camaro hardcore for the last few years.


[Source: Automotive News - sub. req'd]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      To those of you saying Camaro is too heavy compared to Mustang, etc. Camaro is significantly larger than Mustang. Camaro is larger than an Accord coupe! Say what you want about it being too big, but its weight is appropriate, even admirable, considering its immense size for a pony car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Camaro is 1.5" wider, 3" longer, and 1" shorter in height than the Mustang, and weighs 400 lbs more. That's not "significantly" larger; it's "slightly" larger, but 400 lbs is a lot of extra weight to carry.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think they'd have even more if they weren't halfassing their marketing campaign. Look at chevrolet.com. No mention whatsoever of the Camaro. Mouseover the Cars section in the navigation. No Camaro listed. Okay, now Google "2010 chevrolet camaro". They have a site for it. Why isn't it linked from their homepage? Now, click on that site. They talk about pre-orders starting in October... but no Build Your Camaro feature to get an idea of what options are available. The press release for it says to just visit your local Chevy dealer. What the heck is their website staff doing all day? They're certainly not working on the website. CLOSE WoW AND GET TO WORK, FOOLS!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, 3800 Lb weight is a shame for a car of this size. 400 Lb less will be ideal. GM always makes cars with too much weight, 300-400 Lb more than other cars in the same class. like Malibu, Aura, 3600+ Lb, Camry 3300+ Lb, CTS, 4100 Lb. I don't know where all this weight come from. Maybe they don't use ultra high strength steel at all?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I visited the Colorado Springs Chevy dealer this past Saturday to see the order book for the Camaro and they have nothing, nothing, nada, zip. They want a bailout? Idiots!
        • 6 Years Ago
        click "upcoming". it's in there.

        I have to say, I'm disappointed (as always it seems these days) with the weight... 3800lbs??!? 300hp out of the v6 is great, but jeez, did it have to get so heavy? Thanks to the carpocolypse the Mustang GT is only ~1200 bucks more, according to Edmunds.com. Yes it still has the solid rear axle, and only a 5sp gearbox, but it weighs over 400lbs less!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome. Hey, where's Torrent? Wonder if he is among the 1,000 lucky people out there.
        • 6 Years Ago
        missed a 0 there...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford received more than 25,000 pre-orders for the 2005 Mustang, and it didn't have a blockbuster movie promoting it.

      Paragraph 12: http://articles.latimes.com/2004/oct/10/business/fi-mustang10
      • 6 Years Ago
      When did they first start showing this thing? In 1995?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have always had Mustangs in the past, when the new Camaro came out I ordered a SS loaded, this was in November.Every color was possible except the blue's on the SS option. There was a roomer that the Imperial and Aqua blue will be availible also. Can anyone confirm if this is true.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder how many of those 10,000 pre-orders have been forgotten, I mean, people started pre-ordering these things how long ago?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yea, I saw the concept of the car back in 06 at the Detroit show.
        • 6 Years Ago
        A good friend preordered one to replace his ailing 335i coupe. After pointing him to the articles about GM's woes regarding the potential cadence debacle he seemed a little annoyed. "Oh well, if the release date slips I'll just look more seriously at the CTS-V and the S5". I hope GM pulls this thing off and manages to avoid any serious delays.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The pre-orders started October 2008. I doubt anyone forgot what happened three months ago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ZOMG! Is that Ray Wert driving that Camaro? He's so hot right now!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That rear window sweep is all sorts of hottness. Makes the new Z look awkward. And I love the new Z. There is a certain element to this car's design which is 35% retro, 35% modern and 30% clarity of execution. Clean lines which start and finish (something BMW hasn't managed to do since 2002) and an aggressive front without resorting to shields big (and ugly) enough to scare children (Acura I'm lookin' at ya).
        • 6 Years Ago
        This car is gorgeous from the rear 3/4 view. I'd prefer they can make a better aerodynamic front fascia, I mean the most retro part of the car, the grille. The cuurent design ruins aerodynamics of the car. I prefer functionality to appearance, and it may look better with a modern design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Betta than the Dodge. Looks cooler. Shares a resemblance with 1973 Toyota Celica, aint it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well the GM is heavy for one reason and one reason only

      the same reason an mercadies is heavy.

      IT wont rattle after 200k miles and it will be safe in a accident.

      Try driving a cheap toyota crap camery after 200k and see how it feels and holds up in a accident.

      It wont.

      I rather have a heavy well built car that will protectect me.

      • 6 Years Ago
      So 10,000 pre-orders. Maybe 8,000 sales. So maybe they sell 30k the first year with declining sales after that? What's the big deal?

      When they sell a quality product, at a profit, at 300-400k per year I'll start to expect my loan to be paid back (without $10,000 incentives). Until then....
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