• Nov 16, 2009
Jay Leno's Twin Turbocharged 2010 Chevrolet Camaro V6 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Apparently, if you put Bob Lutz in a room filled with journalists asking pointed questions about specific vehicles, you won't get the industry-standard "we don't comment on future product" line. Following Maximum Bob's recent revelations about the CTS-V Sport Wagon and Coupe, along with a hybrid Chevrolet Impala, Buick Regal GS and a Caprice SS, when InsideLine asked Lutz about a twin-turbo version of the Chevrolet Camaro he simply responded "perhaps."

In addition to confirming a production version of the limited edition Camaro Synergy shown at SEMA and murdered-out Camaro, Lutz hinted at the possibility of a production version of the boosted, 425-hp V6 Camaro GM created for Jay Leno for this month's SEMA show. While it's far from a confirmation – and we all know how these things go with Lutz – it could be an indication that Chevrolet may be looking to beat Ford to the punch by offering a turbo'd version of its pony car. The only question now is when we'll receive an email from GM's PR team issuing the prerequisite denials... or an announcement that Fritz Henderson will require Lutz to wear a ball-gag at all future media events.



[Source: InsideLine]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The $64,000 question for me is why, why, why does GM so love to put the e-brake handle on the far side of the center console?
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is the point? Rather than waste time and effort on low market car. GM needs to focus effort on its arge volume cars such as malibu, impala etc
      • 5 Years Ago
      Say what you will about Lutz but he definatly knows how to keep peoples eyes and ears pointed torward GM in regards to future product. That and regardless if it will happen or not, I'm sure there will be some form of debate and opinion that GM will look out for to see how the reception is and gauge if there is a "case" for it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I respectfully disagree. Now anytime Bob Lutz says anything, I write it off as a lie and wait for the marketing dept at GM to release an official statement. He's had some good ideas in the past but as of late he's been coming off more and more as a flim flam man.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why can't they do something about that horrid interior?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why not replace the 3.6 na engine wholesale (for the Camaro anyway)?

      I realize there is a large subset of Camaro buyers who seriously don't care what is below the hood, but the higher cost of twin-turbos would be offset in a significant way if all V6 Camaros were twin-turbo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      @dieselpj: a little jealous there?
      • 5 Years Ago
      y do people keep building cars for gay leno? does he pay for these cars or what? and how come he always gets the first 1 of everything?
        • 5 Years Ago
        1. He is famous.
        2. He haa a load of cash.

        It's something you and I don't have.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why do the official pictures make the car look so much cooler? (honest question)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Plus the high end studios they shoot the vehicles in. :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        The same way photographers have been making models look hot for years: airbrushing (PhotoShop for you young'ns)
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Camaro would've been cooler if the Transformer movies didn't over expose it, it got played out before the 2nd movie even dropped.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Camaro is too cartoonish for me to buy one. I like everything else about the car though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        even it's awkward trunk?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mr. Lutz does his job well. Keeping GM in the news and generally in a positive light. IMO, the Camaro is getting played-out now, and I'm ready to move on. I'm probably not the only one. Enter Maximum Bob to stoke the flames. Out of all the Camaros at SEMA this year, I'd have to say that two stood out in my mind; the Leno Camaro and the GM "Dusk" version Camaro. My opinion is based purely from a design angle though. Those two simply "appealed" to me the most.
      As far as the Camaro line, I still feel there is a good deal of confusion among enthusiasts specifically regarding the Z28. Most "old-schoolers" remember what the Z28 was all about, and the younger guys only remember the later models usually associated with the gold chain wearing crowd.
      I'm among the former. I think the Z28 should be the light-weight, track model (and I don't mean drag race track). The base model needs to be the cost-conscious model that most people can afford. Follow that with the SS for the street/strip crowd, and finally offer the Z28 to the road racing crowd.
      Personally, I don't see GM placing a twin-turbo V6 in a Camaro to go head-to-head with the Mustang, because I don't see Ford doing a twin-turbo V6 either. Too much over-lap between the V6 and V8 at that point. Ford will no doubt offer a twin-turbo engine in the Mustang but believe me, it will NOT be a V6. My money is a on a V8, most likely the Coyote 5.0 V8.
      No, the turbo V6 just doesn't make sense in the Camaro line. Good solid 6-cyl. in the base car, solid V8 in the mid-range, and most likely a S/C V8 in the top dog version. Hell, the engines are already on the shelf, ready to go.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they build it looks like I'll have to get another job so I can buy it. A turbo-6 would be SICK! The styling on it is pretty sweet too! Although I liked that Dusk version they did for SEMA too!
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