Chevrolet designed the Camaro concept to compete against
Shelby GT500, and Dodge
Challenger in the retro pony car race of the 21st
The 2006 concept Camaro was first shown at the Detroit
Auto Show. The concept drew strongly on the Camaro's of
the 1960's, themselves American motoring icons. The powerful
rear arches of the Camaro concept emphasise the rear wheel
drive layout and also help cover the enormous 22"
Powered by a thoroughly modern, 400 horsepower, 6 litre
LS2 V8, mated to a six speed manual gearbox and featuring
fully independent suspension the Camaro concept is far
more advanced than its predecessors. But like its forebears,
the new Camaro is intended as a performance car which
is practical enough for everyday use. Part of its practicality
comes from its fuel efficient engine which deactivates
4 of the 8 cylinders when the vehicle is cruising, and
full power is not needed.
The Camaro Concept was used by GM to gauge public opinion
and see if there is room for another muscle car in the
American market. Clearly there was, as the car went into
production a couple of years later.
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