New Camaro not a muscle car?

There's been quite a hubbub over Bob Lutz's remarks that the Camaro could potentially be offered with a four cylinder engine, an engine that would still have 260 horsepower. Hot on the heels of that revelation, Mark LaNeve, GM North America's vice president of sales and marketing, said of the new Camaro, "We won't position it as a muscle car. The mainstream positioning will be fuel economy, design and a V-6." While a V6 engine is to be expected as the base engine for the Camaro, positioning the iconic muscle... um, pony car as a fuel efficient choice will likely draw the ire from Camaro fanatics just as much as a 4 cylinder engine option does. But, the masses are going to have to get used to the blending of fuel efficiency and performance in almost every mainstream vehicle in the future.

[Source: Business Week]

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