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2009 Chevrolet Camaro

On January 10th, 2006 Chevrolet unveiled the Concept Camaro to the world. Muscle car fans, both new and old, have taken great interest in this potential offering. Chevrolet is attempting to satisfy the classic muscle car fans and newer buyers with a blended style of nostalgia and modern design. Did they meet their goal? It's too early to tell, but public reception and interest has been high. The Camaro will not be alone in 2008 as Dodge will unveil their all new Dodge Challenger.

This all new 2009 Chevrolet Camaro will incorporate some of the memorable styling highlights from the 1969 Camaro as well as offer the comfort, reliability,and power of a modern muscle car.

Keeping with the past the Camaro is slated to incorporate a four gauge instrument cluster on the console. These squared guages will include oil, battery, fuel, and temperature guages as found in many GM Super Sport vehicles of the 1960's. Similarly, the dash will feature large tachometer and speedometer gauges which will be inset into the dash. The convertible version will feature Hugger Orange accent stiching on the seats.

2009 Camaro

2009 Camaro Interior

Under the hood of the 2009 Camaro is a 400hp 6.0 liter LS2 V8. The Camaro will be offered in automatic or standard transmission. The suspension of the Camaro will include four wheel independent suspension, oversized tires and rims (20-22inch), and of course will be rear wheel drive.

View a video with the chief designer as he drives the new Camaro for the first time.


Vehicle type: two-door, four-passenger rear-wheel drive coupe
Wheelbase (in / mm): 110.5 / 2806
Length (in / mm): 186.2 / 4730

Width (in / mm):
79.6 / 2022
Height (in / mm): 53 / 1344
Track (in / mm): 63.8 / 1620 front; 63.3 / 1607 rear
Engine: 6.0-L V-8 LS-2, 400 hp / 298 kw, with Active Fuel Management™
Transmission: six-speed manual T56
Suspension: four-wheel independent: MacPherson strut front, multilink rear, progressive rate coil springs, gas-pressurized dampers
Brakes: four-wheel disc, 14” rotors with four-piston calipers
Wheels: cast aluminum, 21” front, 22” rear
275/30R21 front, 305/30R22 rear

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