One of the few bright spots at General Motors is the new 2010 Chevy Camaro, which is being ordered in sufficient numbers that the automaker has added a shift and plans overtime at the plant in Oshawa, Ontario where the car is assembled. While that may seem like excellent news for the beleaguered automaker, Financial Times isn't quite so sure. The more Camaros GM manages to sell, especially those equipped with the V8 engine option, the worse that model's impact on the automaker's cumulative CAFE score will be.
It's no secret that there's a ton of pressure from new car purchasers, environmental groups and, most importantly, the U.S. government to increase the fuel efficiency and reduce the emissions of the current fleet of available automobiles. It's also clear that performance cars like the Camaro – though it's 29 mpg performance in V6 guise is a laudable achievement – don't really fit in that scheme particularly well. So, what do you think?