Essentially, a heavy car is going to stay that way, pure and simple. It's not the fastest car on the road, but it's really darn fast. It includes Active Fuel Management, which shuts down 4 of 8 cylinders for more efficient interstate cruising. The most beautiful soundtrack is the engine. What is a surprise is the Ford's winning margin, as the Camaro is a mere tenth of a second slower, despite its 114-horsepower handicap. The engine sound is dangerous. Like the V6, cornering dynamics come from the same platform used for the Pontiac G8 with a spry all-independent suspension using modern multi-link rear geometry.
However with all that being said the chopped roof and the modern retro lines on the rest of the car does work. And, yes, the Brembos do impressive work, stopping the heavier car from 60 mph in 107 ft auto and 105 ft manual. Is the Camaro too quiet, too polished—too un-Camarolike? Also, Chevy candidly acknowledges that the Camaro's exterior design was the Golden Child of the engineering process. You do feel its size and weight, but composure is retained. He did not pressure me with phone calls, just simply emailing. Most conspicuous, of course, is the arresting bodywork oh yes, the cops will notice it, too fashioned by Sang Yup Lee.
Pull one of these off the road to an empty parking lot and you can burn those tires until the tire cords are showing of course the rear tire replacement gets expensive after awhile. Furthermore, the inset dashboard trim piece that was to be rendered—at least optionally—in a cool illuminated band of light-tube trickery has become a cloth insert. Written contents in this article — © 2010 Pete Dunton — All Rights Reserved. Sometimes it is safer to not pass and be content with the purr. Camaro interiors in the past had a budget — almost cheap look, buyers who wanted an upscale interior usually moved up to a Trans Am. The Dodge was the only one here with a navigation system and the Dodge's long wheelbase allows rear passengers to have the most leg and headroom of these three machines. Numbers, of course, relate only a fraction of the story.
The cabin's gangster proportions mean sightlines are a compromised. Changing Directions When it comes to handling, the Camaro is a paradox. Our car specs website is considered by many, to be the most easy-to-find directory for car statistics including classic cars, hybrid cars, luxury cars, muscle cars, sports cars and more! Not too shabby for a 300-plus-horse car, no? Likewise, its acceleration and gas mileage give it a leg up on base versions of its muscle-car competitors. Besides, in these tumultuous, unpredictable times, we should celebrate the mere fact that cars like this are here at all. The lines on the outside are a real eye catcher. If you want flat walls with gauges, look elsewhere.
It stopped from 60 mph in 114 feet, too. And besides the fantastic pistol grip-inspired shifter, there's not much color or many fun retro touches inside. By far the Camaro is the wildest of the new pony cars with the Dodge Challenger and Mustang being more conservative in appearance. You could cruise down Woodward all day in this thing and never feel beat up. At least mustang owner respect the car enough to not bash it for no reason.
Creating a Camaro from those bones was no easy task. Drives Big At higher speeds, however, is where one misses things like outward vision. The Ford's big problem is traction. Similarly, the shifter's club-like lever is awkward to use. They all think there should be more of it.
Hey, it's not our fault brought a knife to a gunfight. Our Track Pack-equipped car came with 3. Like driving a tank, it's hard to tell where its edges are. The L99 also features Active Fuel Management, which switches the engine from 8 to 4 cylinders when driven at light throttle loads to save fuel. But have a look at the numbers.
Chevy is appropriately pleased that they were able to shave some height on the front suspension towers to accommodate the Camaro's fender and hood proportions without noticeably effecting the ride quality. Speed junkies read no further. The Shelby telegraphs its punches well in advance, and the transitions are smooth and predictable. We couldn't figure out how to put the seat backs forward at first. I always loved the late 60's Camaro styling.
Peer through the windows of all three of these cars and the Challenger's interior appears to be almost boring. It may be late in the zero decade, but the Detroit muscle car resurgence is going full bore. Overall, it's very much as I expected. The ride quality was by no means soft, but I expected far worse from the low-series tires. The backseat of the Mustang offers the same legroom as the Camaro but with about an inch more headroom.