Spotted near GM’s desert proving grounds, the car has a large hood bulge and emitted a whistling sound possibly indicating the presence of forced induction. The test vehicle also wears classic hockey stick side strips, a throwback to the 1969 Camaro SS

Engineers have been road testing the upcoming Chevrolet Camaro for several months now and quite a few spy shots have surfaced in recent weeks. This latest picture was taken by a member of the Camaro5 forums, and it appears to be the first photo of the long speculated Camaro SS.

Spotted near GM’s desert proving grounds, the car has a large hood bulge and emitted a whistling sound possibly indicating the presence of forced induction. The test vehicle also wears classic hockey stick side strips, a throwback to the 1969 Camaro SS.

So far the best indication of engine choices for the Camaro is the Pontiac G8 sedan which rides on the same platform. The Pontiac G8 GXP features a detuned version of the LS3 V8 engine which produces 402 hp and 402 ft-lbs of torque, making it a credible candidate for the Camaro SS. However if the reported whistling heard by the photographer is indeed from forced induction, GM might have a monster on its hands.

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