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Prototypes and Concept Cars



Holden Camaro Concept

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The Chevrolet Camaro has touched many lives - and graced many garages - with nearly 4.8 million produced between 1967 and 2002, of which 699,000 sold in its first three years. More than 1,000 car clubs exist globally highlighting the universal appeal of this iconic vehicle.

This Camaro Concept is a show car and combines dramatic design with exciting performance. The 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.

Confirmed for production and sale in North America in the first quarter of 2009, significant elements of Camaro's engineering and design work is being done at GM's centre of rear wheel drive expertise at Fishermans Bend, Melbourne.

GM global design executive Tony Stolfo said Camaro was a prime example of GM's ability to successfully work across continents on global projects. "Chevrolet Camaro's engineering and design work is happening right here, right now, at Fishermans Bend." Mr Stolfo said. "We are very excited about helping style the look and developing the thrilling drive performance that are hallmarks of this iconic nameplate."

The front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sport coupe will feature an independent rear suspension, and will be offered in a variety of models with the choice of manual and automatic transmissions and V-6 and V-8 engines.

The prominent front grille and hood bulge hint at the power of the Corvette-inspired V-8 engine. Large wheels and tyres, exposed high-performance brakes and prominent fender shapes signal that the Camaro Concept has the handling and braking to go with the powertrain.

The cockpit of the Camaro nestles between sharply defined fender forms, a design element inspired by fighter planes and the new Corvette. The same purposeful design is reflected in the interior of the Camaro Concept. The gauges and splash of orange trim hint at classic first-generation Camaros, but the overall design and execution reflect the no-nonsense functionality that drivers expect from a high-performance Chevrolet sports car.

The 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 ManagementTM, 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 (298kW).

The 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.

Modern sports cars are about more than just straight-line speed, so the Camaro Concept features a sophisticated rear-wheel drive chassis. Its independent front and rear suspension features progressive-rate springs and gas-pressurised dampers. Four-wheel vented disc brakes with 14-inch rotors provide confident stopping under all conditions.

Enhancing both the performance and appearance of the Camaro Concept are unique five-spoke cast alloy wheels, 21 inches in the front and 22 inches in the rear.

Chevrolet is America's No. 1-selling automotive brand and delivers expressive design, spirited performance and great value to customers worldwide.

Features and specifications

Control and Handling

Vehicle type: two-door, four-passenger rear-wheel drive sport coupe

Wheelbase (in / mm): 110.5 / 2806

Length (in / mm): 186.2 / 4730

Width (in / mm): 79.6 / 2022

Height (in / mm): 53 / 1344

Track (in / mm): 63.8 / 1620 front; 63.3 / 1607 rear

Engine: 6.0-L V-8 LS-2, 400 hp / 298 kW, with Active Fuel Management™

Transmission: six-speed manual T56

Suspension: four-wheel independent: MacPherson strut front, multilink rear, progressive rate coil springs, gas-pressurised dampers

Brakes: four-wheel disc, 14" rotors with four-piston callipers

Wheels: cast aluminium, 21" front, 22" rear

Tyres: 275/30R21 front, 305/30R22 rear



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