The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile
manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand,
classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car. It
went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was
designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The car shared
its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also
introduced for 1967.
Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before
production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived again on a
concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro;
production started on March 16, 2009.
The 2010 Camaro is offered as a coupe only in LS, LT, and SS
trim levels. LS and LT models are powered by a 3.6 L (220 cu in) V6
producing 312 hp (233 kW) mated to either a 6-speed manual or a
6-speed automatic with manual shift. The SS is powered by the 6.2L
(376 cu in) LS3 V8 producing 426 hp (318 kW) and is paired with a
6-speed manual. The automatic SS gets the L99 V8 with 400 hp (300
kW). The RS appearance package is available on both the LT and SS
and features 20-inch wheels with a darker gray tone, halo rings
around xenon headlamps, and red RS or SS badges.
On April 1, 2010, the Camaro was named the World Car Design
of the Year at the World Car of the Year Awards.