• Jun 1st 2010 at 6:28PM
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It looks like customers opting for the upper trim levels on the Chevrolet Camaro will have to pay a little bit more when the 2011 models roll into showrooms this fall. According to a posting on the Camaro5 forum from a dealer employee, the 2LT and 2SS models will see a $350 price increase to $28,075 and $35,145, respectively. The LS, 1LT and 1SS models will carry over the 2010 prices so the 2011 Ford Mustang will retain a $535 for the V6 and $1,300 advantage for the V8 models.

The more interesting news is the apparent confirmation from General Motors' new VP of Global Vehicle Engineering, Karl Stracke to Motor Trend that the Z/28 will become a reality. Chevrolet officials have declined to comment on the matter, but we're guessing that it might appear sometime next year as a 2012 model. Motivation will likely be provided by a variant of the supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 found in the Cadillac CTS-V, with around 550 horsepower being channeled through a six-speed manual gearbox.



[Source: Camaro5, Motor Trend]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The way it should be, GM vs Ford.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Waiting for the Dodge Challenger to come up with a worthy opponent.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You know what people buy American, that is good enough for me.
      jordy
      • 5 Years Ago
      The problem with all these modern iterations of '60's era models is the lack of tie-in with professional racing. The high revving 302 in the '69 Z28 was the product of the engine displacement limits in Trans Am road racing. Other hipo parts were taken directly from the racetrack. Today NASCAR runs tube-framed carburated one-off race cars that bear no relation to the cars on showroom floors. F1 is even worse, with about as much relationship to street cars as the space shuttle. I'm a fan of progress, but putting a blown 427 small block in a modern day Camaro and calling it a Z28 is hilarious to anyone who knows the history of that name plate.
      • 5 Years Ago
      cars are like women.They all look good when their new,but after you live with them for a while your looking at the new models with bigger engines and more HP.MAYBE A BIGGER REAR..LOL
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just wanted to point out that this is the best looking car in the world. Not only in production today, but overall. Classics don't stand a chance.
        Lar7789789
        • 5 Years Ago
        @The Weegeean


        Dude, The Camaro is as big as a boat and too clumsy looking to be sexy.

        The sides of the Camaro are the best looking part. But the front end of the Camaro is way too clumsy and blocky looking - it looks the the 84-88 Monet Carlo SS front end.

        The the back endof the Camaro isequally as hideous looking, it looks chopped off, and the C5 Corvette tail lights are lame.

        The novelty of the Camaro has worn off already, which is why they are sitting on the car lots, and 2010 used models are starting to turn up.
        Lar7789789
        • 5 Years Ago
        @The Weegeean


        Dude, The Camaro is as big as a boat and too clumsy looking to be sexy.

        The sides of the Camaro are the best looking part. But the front end of the Camaro is way too clumsy and blocky looking - it looks the the 84-88 Monet Carlo SS front end.

        The the back endof the Camaro isequally as hideous looking, it looks chopped off, and the C5 Corvette tail lights are lame.

        The novelty of the Camaro has worn off already, which is why they are sitting on the car lots, and 2010 used models are starting to turn up.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Please be joking. The Camaro has been a dated and bloated joke since the eighties. As far as I'm concerned it's easily one of the top five ugliest cars on the road today. In person they're simply hideous.

        The big, bubbly plasticy look was acceptable two decades ago. Now? Not so much...
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Camaro is a sexy car. I was sitting next to one in traffic today with two in front and one in rear, and man did it ever look gorgeous.

        It looks fantastic, either as a boulevardier or as a pure musclecar. But there are a ton of Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bugattis that are equally sexy, not to mention Aston-Martins and countless other makes.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @EngineersView: You don't make sense. How is 'best looking car' related to 'car you can afford'? There are more cars you can afford that give you the sporty feel. And at least one of them is also cheaper, more potent AND more practical in everyday use.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Rev: he is, as he was under the EcoBoost Raptor article :P
      • 5 Years Ago
      I HAVE OWNED A 68 SS. LETS JUST SAY THAT FOR THAT KIND OF MONEY FOR A DRIVER ON THESE STREETS TODAY WOULD BE CRAZY. NOW IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO PUT IT AWAY FOR 15 OR 20 YEARS YOU WILL MAKE MONEY ON IT. I WOULD RATHER FIND AN OLD 69 WITH A 302 IN IT OR JUST GO TO YEAR ONE AND PICK UP EVERYTHING I NEED TO CLONE A 69 Z28 WITH A 302 A/C AND LOADED WITH ALL OPTIONS POSSABLE. IT WOULD BE CHEAPER AND A BETTER INVESTMENT. PLUS YOU CAN DRIVE IT AND WON'T HAVE TO PULL IT OUT OF A TRAILER.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cool on the '68 SS! Sweet car. I couldn't read too good past that because your caps lock is on or perhaps your shift button is stuck.

        But in todays market, if you have the cash, there are a lot of deals to be had in classics. If you have to get a loan on a new car to drive every day then the new Camaro is awesome (you can't really get loans on classics unless you don't really need a loan anyway).

        I do hope the new Z28 sheds some weight. And replaces the grill with something more retro-looking than the standard one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Tired of GM... Do they really need three big RWD cars powered by that same motor? Fine, consumer choice. But can't you throw me a WRX competitor or something I'd actually be interested in???
        • 5 Years Ago
        The WRX is really not in the muscle pony league. The WRCC Concept (stripped of the Hot Wheels elements) would have fit nicely, and since the Cobalt SS coupe needs an heir there is still hope for a compact/mid rally coupe/hatch.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This will be a high profit car for GM since the drivetrain will be shared
      with the CTSV.

      Don't you GM haters want them to make a profit and pay back the
      loans?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Z28 was a lightweight road racer for model years '67-'69 only.
      After that it was a top level trim spec . . . until the fourth gens when the SS came back with mostly identical performance.
      GM is keeping in line with the C6 having its top level cars start with "Z", Z51, Z06/Z07, ZR1.

      The LSA takes to mods nicely but the bottom end and pistons can't take the power the GT500 can.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just rented a V6 in Califorina. It's ok. It's vast and wide, handles ok except lane positioning on California 1 is a little dicey as it's hard to tell where the car ends. The tank slit visibility is just terrible- you better position your rear view and outside mirrors well.

      http://www.twitpic.com/1t3q5j

        • 5 Years Ago
        I had a rental V6 in Amelia Island in January. The only thing I could see looking out of the car was the people staring at it and the thumbs up I kept getting.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I Just rented the same in SFO for a trip to San Diego - It was fun, but I do agree the perspective was a bit off and finding the center of the lane took some time to easily find - I just could not believe the length of that car and the lack of rear leg room but with two people it was fine.

        My only big qualm was is the rise in the hood - It drove me nutz! I think if the hood was leveled to the same height as the right and left portions of the hood, I think the lane perspective and visibility would have been much better. Just my take.

        PS: those were the most fun u-turns in a rental car - ever.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The smaller the p**p** the greater the horsepower.
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