After being on a hiatus for several years, GM will introduce the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro next year. The concept made its debut in 2006 at the Detroit Auto Show but the production version isn’t set to arrive in dealerships until spring of 2009. While we keep seeing spy shots every now and then, everyone is still wondering what the powertrain lineup will consist of.
According to Road&Track, who attempts take a crack at solving the mystery, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible will come in three trim levels including an LS, LT and SS. The LS trim will get a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 220-hp, while the LT trim will get a 3.6L V6 engine with direct-injection from the 2008 Cadillac CTS producing 304-hp.
The range-topper Chevrolet Camaro SS will be powered by a 6.2L LS3 V8 that produces up to 405-hp. The high-performance version of the Chevrolet Camaro convertible will get a 6.2L LSA that produces up to 500-hp. The unit will be an under-rated version of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V engine.
The Camaro SS models will also get 20-inch wheels with 4-piston Brembo brakes with P245/45zr Pirelli tires.
With the gas-prices on the rise, the LS trims 3.5 liter V6 is expected to be replaced by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that also produces 220-hp. However that is still under consideration.
Prices are expected to start in the mid $20,000 range hitting $40,000 for the SS model.
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Source: Road&Track (June 2008)