Chevrolet Camaro Concept
The 2006 Chevrolet Camaro Concept recaptures the spirit of one of the most popular sport coupes of all time and redefines the Camaro for new generations of fans. Though only a show car at this point, the Chevrolet Camaro Concept is intended to explore customer reaction to design and engineering elements that might lead to an all-new version of the Chevrolet Camaro.
The long hood, short deck and wide stance of the Chevrolet Camaro Concept leave no doubt that it is a serious performance car. Those looks are backed up by a 400-horsepower aluminum small-bock V-8, a six-speed manual transmission, and a sophisticated chassis with four-wheel independent suspension.
The Chevrolet Camaro Concept features the latest generation of GM's legendary small-block V-8. The 6.0-liter LS2 engine features an aluminum block and heads for light weight, and Active Fuel Management, which shuts off four cylinders to save fuel when the engine is lightly loaded. This concept version of the LS2 is rated at 400 horsepower, yet it could also deliver more than 30 mpg at highway speeds.
The 1969 Camaro, considered by many to be the best first-generation design, was a significant design inspiration. But as GM design teams in Warren, Mich., worked on alternatives for the Chevrolet Camaro Concept, they also turned to the latest Corvette and to aircraft like the YF-22, seeking a design that encompasses the spirit that made the 1969 Camaro great, but interprets that spirit in a fresh, exciting way.
The Chevrolet Camaro Concept's six-speed manual transmission provides a wide spread of ratios for aggressive acceleration off the line, confident passing and merging and efficient highway cruising.
Source: Chevrolet press