January 2007: Chevy Camaro Convertible Concept Debuts at North American International Auto Show
DETROIT – The Chevrolet Camaro concept was the celebrated star of the 2006 auto show season. You can only top that by literally and figuratively blowing the top off. That’s exactly what GM’s designers and engineers did to create the Camaro convertible concept. The introduction of the Camaro convertible concept was on the eve of the North American International Auto Show at GM Style, an exclusive, fashion-splashed event combining celebrities, couture and automobiles.
The Camaro convertible concept, wrapped in Hugger Orange pearl tri-coat paint with twin gunmetal gray sport stripes, is based on the original Camaro concept, with only minor changes required to accommodate the convertible body style.
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October 2006: Steve Saleen May Have A Saleen Camaro Project In The Future
Steve Saleen Provides Information On The New Engine In The 2009 Camaro!
CC: What kind of upgrades will you make, have
you seen the engine GM is using in the Camaro?
Saleen: I hope I don't get in trouble with GM for
saying this, but they're using a 6.2 liter 450 horsepower engine for the premium
V8 in the 2009 Camaro and the base Corvette. The base V8 will probably be a
detuned version of the same 6.2. So we'll just upgrade the 6.2 liter V8 to
Saleen level specifications. We're going to upgrade the 6.2 liter V8 if we're
given the legal chance by GM. Our base model should have around 485 horsepower,
and expect our Extreme Supercharged Camaro to have over 600 horsepower.
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08-10-2006: Auto Buyers Have Spoken: GM Will Build An All-New Chevrolet Camaro
Next generation of classic sport coupe goes into production in late 2008, on sale in 2009; will be almost identical to wildly popular concept unveiled at NAIAS
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Dear sports car fans: General Motors heard you loud and clear.
GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced today that GM will build an all-new version of the Chevrolet Camaro sport coupe based on the award-winning concept that stole the spotlight at the North American International Auto Show and has ignited the passion of car enthusiasts around the world ever since – even spurring consumers to start petition drives and send in certified checks in hopes of placing early deposits.
GM ROLLS OUT 2006 CHEVROLET CAMARO CONCEPT CAR
The Camaro Concept embodies the performance and passion that have made first-generation Camaros some of the most sought-after collector cars, updating the formula with a fuel-efficient powertrain, sophisticated chassis and contemporary design execution. The goal is to make the sport coupe relevant to younger enthusiasts while retaining its appeal to its current fans.
'Millions of people of all ages fell in love with the Camaro for all of the right reasons,' said Ed Welburn, GM vice president, global design. 'Camaros were beautiful to look at and offered performance that could rival expensive European GTs. Yet they were practical enough to drive every day and priced within the reach of many new car buyers.'