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The last thing General Motors needs right now is to appear as if it's stuck in the past, creating gas-guzzling cars that are out of step with what the federal government thinks is the future.
So even when Chevrolet steps into the way-back machine to unveil the 426-horspower retro-inflected 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, it's careful to mention that this muscle/pony car is the "sports car for the 21st century" and emphasizes the Camaro's fuel economy ratings more than its 0-60-mph performance.
So we did what had to be done. We dropped an asphalt-melting burnout in the parking lot of a former seminary that was of such destructive length that the guys hired by Chevy to prep and clean the Camaros had time to wander over and say, "Stop. You're done."
Had a Dairy Queen been available we would have laid a patch in front of that, too. Look, man. We've been waiting for years for the arrival of this car; there will be time to talk about balance and the quality of the interior materials later.
Smokin Camaro: Hennessey HPE550 Supercharged Chevy Camaro SS
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Automotive lust in America means blown Camaros. You know, like the red
'69s on every cover of Car Craft. A big BDS 10-71 Supercharger sticking through the hood and massive
M/T drag slicks under tubs in back. Let the rest of the world dream of
Ferraris, Lamborghinis and dinky little British two-seaters. In this
country speed doesn't look like that.
It looks like this.
This is the Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) "HPE550" supercharged
2010 Camaro SS. That's
right, it's a blown Camaro. The first blown 2010
Chevy Camaro. And that
makes it the very newest version of a true American icon. Ranks right up
there with the Beach Boys, buckets of deep fried chicken and our
incomprehensible Internal Revenue Code.
Be proud of it. We Americans invented the greatest car ever: The loud,
tire-smoking, V8-powered, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive muscle machine.
And we should celebrate the accomplishment just as John Hennessey is, by
Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger - Muscle Car Comparison
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In 2002, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human being to set foot on the
moon, punched a guy in the face for accusing him of faking the moon
landing. Buzz was 72 years old at the time.
Go right ahead and question the existence of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT, 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
and 2010 Chevy Camaro
SS and they, too, might just give you a knuckle sandwich in the kisser.
Like Mr. Aldrin, they bear names from long ago that have made a collective
return to the limelight. Like Mr. Aldrin, they are American heroes with
unparalleled legacies reaching across decades. And like Mr. Aldrin, they
have Ph.Ds in kicking ass.
Their makers may have proven that they have the financial acumen of a blind
yak. However, we submit these pony car icons as proof that the home team
can extract their craniums from their nether regions once in awhile and
knock the cover off the ball.
Most Muscle? Camaro SS v Challenger SRT8 v Shelby GT500
2010 Camaro SS vs. 2009
Challenger SRT8 vs. 2010 Shelby GT500
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In our recent pony car comparison test, the retro-heavy — and just plain
heavy — 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS walked away with top
honors in its debut. The big V8-powered coupe needed a new challenge. It
was time to refocus the lens. Shoot from a different angle, so to speak.
So we squared the brooding visage of our SS-badged protagonist up against
the cruelest bunch of savages we could find, the range-topping 2009 Dodge
Challenger SRT8 and 2010 Ford Shelby GT500.
Camaro Dyno-Mite: Hennessey HPE550 Camaro Dyno Smack Down
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What's that? You're a power addict and the 426 horsepower with which
Chevrolet endowed the 2010 Camaro SS is weaksauce?
Here's your fix. The orange 2010 Camaro SS you see above has been
given the full Texas-style treatment, and I'm not talking about barbeque.
Hennessey Performance Engineering, headquartered in Sealy, Texas, coerces
more power out of more than just Mopars and Mitsubishis these days, and
he's turned his attention to Chevy's latest pony car.
It's called the Hennessey HPE550. The centerpiece of the conversion is the
breathing enhancement delivered by a Magnuson Roots-style blower and
Supplementing the 6 psi generated by the Supercharger is a cold-air intake and free-flow Exhaust. Owner John Hennessey tells us
that the package swells peak power to 562 hp as measured at the flywheel.
Aftermarket horsepower claims are
notoriously optimistic, so we did the obvious thing and strapped it to MD
in Westminster, California. The result was anything but weaksauce.
Click the jump for the Dyno chart and video.
First, a caveat. Before we did any Dyno runs, we noticed that the
insides of our HPE550 test car's tailpipes were curiously free of the
typical fine sooty layer that coats every car that runs on pump gas.
Instead, they were fairly clean save for a light gray coating.
ZR1 Vette vs Jet! - Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Races A U.S. Navy Fighter Jet
MT Editor at Large Arthur St. Antoine pits Chevy's awesome "Blue Devil" --
the Corvette ZR1 -- against its toughest adversary yet: a Blue Angels
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.
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Camaro is King! Mustang vs Challenger vs Camaro
We pit the much-anticipated Chevy Camaro SS against its strongest
competition: the Ford Mustang GT and the Dodge Challenger
R/T. Join as we head to the hills east of San Diego to find out which one
we liked best.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
UPDATE: Since the question of price seems to be coming up a lot in the
comments, here are the confirmed prices for all 3 cars (base price / as
Camaro SS: $30,995 /
Challenger R/T: $30,945 / $38,270
Mustang GT: $28,845 /
Shelby GT500 Crushes Camaro SS! - Drag Race Showdown
When we first pitted the Camaro SS against the Mustang GT, Ford fans complained it
was an unfair race given the horsepower disparity. But
now Ford has tipped the scale way back in it's advantage with the top of
the line supercharged snake, the GT500. We head to the drag strip to see
how the underdog Chevy stacks up.
Shot By: Mike Suggett & Jim Gleason
Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca! - Head 2 Head Episode 3
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Chevrolet's new 2012 Camaro ZL1 faces off against the
reigning champion of the pony cars, Ford's 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca
Edition Mustang. Pro race
driver Randy Pobst hot laps both cars around Inde Motorsports Ranch in
Willcox, AZ to find out which modern muscle car reigns supreme.
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible vs 2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
With the all new Camaro
Convertible due to hit showrooms soon, we got a hold of one and put it up
against it's Ford rival, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible.
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First Test - 2010 Chevy Camaro
From the base V-6 to the top of the line V-8 SS, we test Chevy's
hotly-anticipated Camaro and find out if it has was
it takes to destroy Ford's muscle car benchmark, the Mustang.
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Jay Leno Drives Chevy Camaro Concept
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Jay Leno makes an appearance with the Chevrolet Camaro Concept in Burbank,
California. Retro design, when it's done right, leaves an unmistakable
impression of a beloved icon with a simple glance, instantly conjuring
memories of simpler, often happier, times. With automobiles, retro design
is a fountain of youth rendered in sheetmetal and horsepower, a chance to own
brand new what we coveted decades ago, but with the benefit of modern
engineering and safety advancements. And so it is with the Chevrolet Camaro Concept, which
debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A
glance brings the late 1960s flooding back, but with details that clearly
speak the design vocabulary of the 21st century.