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2010 Chevy Camaro Transformers Special Edition - Click above for hi-res image gallery

Today at Comic-Con, General Motors officially announced the 2010 Chevy Camaro Transformers Special Edition. The $995 appearance package can be applied to LT (V6) and SS-trim Camaros in Rally Yellow with or without the optional RS package. So, whadda ya get for the dough? It's very straightforward:
  • Autobot insignia fender badges and wheel caps
  • An embroidered Autobot insignia on the center console
  • Gloss-black rally stripes with Transformers logos
  • Transformers-logo doorsill plates
If you were hoping for more, such as the Z/28 fascia and hood, the storm drain-sized exhaust outlets used on Bumblebee in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, or, say, an actual robot mode, you're outta luck. There are no performance upgrades, either -- you'll simply have to make do with the 304, 400, or 426 horsepower that comes standard, depending on which base config you select. If you desperately want your own Bumblebee but are turned off by the whole Transformers brand-mania thing, you can still do the obvious thing and order up a regular Rally Yellow car and simply add plain black rally stripes for $470. We'd do that. Check out the official press release after the jump.

[Source: General Motors]


Chevrolet announces the 2010 Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition

DETROIT - Fans of the new Camaro and the blockbuster TRANSFORMERS movies can now combine their love of the car and the films with the Chevrolet Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition announced today at Comic-Con in San Diego.

"When the first TRANSFORMERS movie was setting box office records, we had countless customers asking to purchase the 'BUMBLEBEE' Camaro," said Karen Rafferty, product marketing director, Chevrolet. "Now, they can buy one with the new Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition. Streets all over North America will be buzzing in no time."

Features such as an EPA-rated 29 highway mpg on the V6-powered Camaro, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB connectivity, XM Satellite Radio and OnStar combined with TRANSFORMERS design cues add to the car's status as a 21st century sports car.

"Hasbro is thrilled to team up with Chevrolet and excited to see the Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition come to market for our fans to enjoy," said Samantha Lomow, Global Brand Leader for TRANSFORMERS at Hasbro. "The yellow Camaro with the black stripes has become so iconic and closely associated with the BUMBLEBEE character that this edition was a natural fit for both companies."

While the aggressive styling of the Camaro is unmistakable, true TRANSFORMERS fans will notice some of the unique, but subtle features of the Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition.

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro TRANSFORMERS Special Edition includes the following:

* AUTOBOT® shield on the driver and passenger side panels
* AUTOBOT® shield on each of the four wheel's center cap
* AUTOBOT® shield embroidered on interior center console
* "TRANSFORMERS" logo on driver and passenger doors' sill plates
* "TRANSFORMERS" logo embedded into the hood rally stripes
* High-gloss black center rally stripe package
* Manufacturer's suggested retail price of package: $995

Dealers are now taking orders for this car. Customers can order the TRANSFORMERS Special Edition as either a Rally Yellow LT or SS model. The optional RS appearance package can also be added.

The V6-powered Camaro uses a 3.6L engine with variable valve timing to optimize performance and fuel economy. It is SAE-certified at 304 horsepower (227 kW) and 273 lb.-ft. of torque (370 Nm). A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the 3.6L engine; a Hydra-Matic 6L50 electronically controlled six-speed automatic, with TAPshift control, is available.

The high-performance Camaro SS is equipped with a powerful 6.2L V-8, with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Manual transmission-equipped models receive the LS3 engine, SAE-certified at 426 horsepower (318 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. of torque (569 Nm). It is paired with a TR6060 six-speed transmission.

A new, L99 V-8 engine is used on automatic transmission-equipped SS models. It is based on the LS3, but also includes GM's fuel-saving Active Fuel Management feature. It is SAE-certified at 400 horsepower (298 kW) and 410 lb.-ft. of torque (556 Nm). It is matched with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed transmission that helps delivers an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on the highway.

About Chevrolet
Chevrolet is one of America's best-known and best-selling automotive brands, and one of the fastest growing brands in the world. With fuel solutions that go from "gas-friendly to gas-free," Chevy has nine models that get 30 miles per gallon or more on the highway, and offers three hybrid models. More than 2.5 million Chevrolets that run on E85 biofuel have been sold. Next year, Chevrolet will offer the Chevy Volt, an extended range electric vehicle that will travel up to 40 miles without using any gas at all. Chevy delivers expressive design, spirited performance and provides the best value in every segment in which it competes. More information on Chevrolet can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      This article has been forwarded to President Obama. Let's see how he feels about GM using toys for profits. Bail out money used??? Or not either way toys for boy's thats all it is about. And at our expense.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry... CamAro
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM - no Bumblebee front end fascia and hood? No massive rear exhaust tips? No thank you.

      If you're going to offer to sell the general public "Bumblebee", you might as well go all the way with a REPLICA. Placing pieces here and there and then charging a hefty price will get you no where.

      You insult us Camaro AND Bumblebee fans. Bad GM, BAD!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a total magnet for young boys. Stay away from the Toys R US!

      Please government motors only R rated movie tie ins
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have just bought this car. The idea that someone won't love to drive this car because of an extra must not have the money to own one or they drive a BMW. If so I understand but the smile on my kids face when she rides in this Camaro is worth every penny in the extra. I myself just love this car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How about 2010 Transmission?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chevy did a GREAT job with the Camaro! I have always favored the Mustang until now, but the styling inside and out of the 2010 Camaro is really nice. To give it a finishing touch, be sure to add Stealth Bulbs (see the video here):

      • 6 Years Ago
      When's the Megan Fox package coming?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Prepare to be bent over it and raped by the dealer. $25k over MSRP because they know some moron will pay;.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What? There isn't a dealer slimy enough or a buyer dumb enough to deal with a Camaro marked up by $25,000 (putting it near Corvette prices) when the package described costs $1000.

        • 6 Years Ago
        And the re-tarnishing of the Camaro brand begins...

        Seriously, this is such a bad idea it hurts. Just when you start to make progress with a Camaro for grown-ups, you present an day-glow homage to a plasticky toy? C'mon GM, is bad decision-making in the Detroit water, or what?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hmm....mixed feelings about this one.

        It pays homage to the first TRANSFORMERS Camaro....but after seeing the new TRANSFORMERS 2...I want THAT Camaro...not TF1 Camaro.

        The Z-28 front fascia looks cool and unique....the regular V6/V8 grills/frot ends look sooo plain nowadays.

        I'm a Mustang person. Will they ever laucnhed a Decepticon Mustang?

        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree LAME LAME LAME idea.........GM take off the dunce cap and put the smart hat back on. Drop the whole idea. People are broke, money for toys?
        • 6 Years Ago
        agreed, lame. Give us a new hood and grill and then we'll talk, otherwise, nickel and dime some aveo customers instead of enthusiasts.
        • 6 Years Ago

        There is a Decepticon Mustang. Black Saleen S281 S/C, you just need to paint the doors white and get a push bar :)

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        • 6 Years Ago
        This is akin to a child wanting shoes, no, crying for shoes. Not just any shoes but Transformers branded shoes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      But, but, I want the Decepticon logo!
      • 6 Years Ago
      does any one notice the yellow pait is not teh same as teh real transformers camaro. this is totally a rip off, i would rather buy a normal ss and pimp it out with own taste and style.
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