Chevrolet's 2010 Camaro starts production today, and peformance and fuel economy numbers are making their way onto the web

A lot of people have been waiting for YEARS for this information, so we're not going to waste your time with a long, drawn-out introduction. Chevrolet is sending the cars to dealerships, and we've got preliminary performance and fuel economy figures for the 2010 Camaro.

When equipped with the 3.6 liter direct-injection V6 (standard in the Camaro LT and LS), the rear-drive Camaro is rated at 18/29 with the automatic transmission. The six-speed manual gives up just one mpg in the city. Opt for the 6.2 liter V8-powered Camaro SS and its 400-horse L99 (automatic) or 426-horse LS3 (manual), and you'll get 16/25 or 16/24 economy, respectively. Neither figure will win you any efficiency awards, but the environmentalists won't be coming for your Camaro with torches, either. GM says the Camaro bests the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger when it comes to fuel economy, in any case.

It's got what it takes to best them on the track as well, with Autoblog reporting an unofficial 4.7-second 0-60 run for the Camaro SS. Chevy reportedly already has over 14,000 orders on the books for its resurrected pony car, which started production yesterday.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Launched - Fuel Economy and Performance Figures Finally Released