We’re still trying to get over our heartbreak when we said goodbye to our 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS press car last week. Nonetheless, we kept our spirits up knowing we had something to look forward to when we heard some new details on the Camaro Z28. Well, while Lutz has gotten us all excited about the Pontiac G8 being rebadged as a Chevrolet Caprice, he hinted in an interview with Automobile Magazine that the Camaro Z28 may not see production (depending on how you interpret his words).
Assuring us that GM Performance cars will live on in the new General Motors Company, Lutz said that there “is no pressure at all to get off the high-performance thing.” However, he said that with stricter fuel-economy standards the mainstream sports car formula will move away from big V8s and to the likes of a 304-hp V6 Camaro, which averages 29 mpg on the highway.
The Camaro Z28 would be GM’s answer to the 2010 Ford Mustang GT500. Power was rumored to come from the supercharged LSA engine from the CTS-V making 556-hp.
So Lutz confirms that the CTS-V Coupe will definitely be produced – but the Camaro Z28 is a big no-no? We’re going to have to file this under misinterpretation and rumors for now.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automobile Magazine